Why no red arrows?

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  1. estcres

    estcres Read Only Funster

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    Can anyone explain why the Red Arrows were not in the flypast at Yesterdays Royal Wedding. and wouldn't it have been great to have Concorde flying as well.
     
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    Concorde is no longer airworthy, agree with the Red Arrows, would have made a fitting finale.

    Peter
     
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    Wedding or not, it would be absolutely great to see Concorde flying again :thumb: :Smile:
     
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    previous engagement maybe......money to be made from public appearances.....nowt to be made from a freebie at the wedding.
     
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    says it all!
     
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    They didn't turn up for the Fly By at the Funster Royal Wedding Meet either...

    JJ
     
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  7. tofo

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    livingstones lez charges(he started it) :Eeek:
    and heavy emmissions red white and blue
    :thumb:

    somthing about the red arrows makes your spine tingle
    flying in formation they go over us once or twice a year
    always a treat think they may be in cyprus
    trainig for the air shows
     
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    Probably because it wasnt an "official" royal wedding.

    I thought the lancaster could have dropped confetti.

    The atmosphere and view a few years ago when it dropped the poppys was amazing.

    Additionally the Royal Arrows usually perform at Trooping the Colour which takes place on 11 June 2011 so it may have been deemed "too much of a repeat".

    If anyone is in London in June, there are usually 2 rehearsals on each on the two prior saturdays.
     
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    Would have been nice to see the Red Arrows. Concorde was killed off by Blair and Chirac . Back to the square wheel :Sad:
     
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    Yes, the Red Arrows would have been grand :Smile:
     
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    A quick look at their official website reveals that they visited Rochefort airshow in france and Southend air show in Southend last friday.

    http://www.raf.mod.uk/reds/displayinfo/displaydates.cfm

    The section that tells about how to request a display or a flypast actually states that the team are not allowed to do flypasts at weddings, but I doubt that that would have been a reason though. :Laughing:

    Rasmus
     
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    Peter, Neither would the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight be if they were not kept air worthy and I'm sure that everyone on MHF would agree that Concorde is one plane that also should be kept flying for displays :thumb:

    Mick
     
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    Given the state of our defence budget I'm not sure we van justify either the BBMF or the Reds
     
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    Think you will find these dates are for May
     
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    Yeah....

    We thought they were there as well....

    Certainly not seen around here last Friday...:Sad:
     
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    end of may for southends air show red arrows always appear

    [HI] http://www.militaryairshows.co.uk/ven13.htm[/HI] :thumb:
     
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    More than likely.

    They can do more training during during March/April time in Cyprus, than they can do in six months in the UK, due to the better weather. When I was at Akrotiri, they did 3 x practice displays every day, bringing them up to their peak for the display season.

    It makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, every time I see them. :thumb:

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    Hi Guys.

    You are correct...:thumb:


     
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    Sorry, I missed this earlier post. :Doh:

    Whilst unfortunately, I have to agree with you to some point, I think that it is terrible that we as once, "the fourth richest nation in the world", are now unable to support our historical aviation history/heritage, and have to rely upon voluntary donations to keep alive the likes of the Vulcan, and are at risk of losing funding for the BBMF and the Red Arrows.

    TBH, with the way things are going in this country, we must now be the laughing stock of the world, never mind the rest of Europe. :Blush::Blush::Blush:

    Embarrassingly yours, (as a proud Brit, and a former ex serviceman).

    Jock.
     
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    What about the Vulcan?:BigGrin:
     
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