Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin *CANCELLED*

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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:39 pm

I think its a fingers crossed moment, sit back, expect the worst, but hope for the best.
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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by Nereus » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:26 pm

They are in China this weekend, to be followed by Hong Kong.
Thailand is still showing as TBC.

China 23-25 October: Shanghai (Ground events)28-29 October: Hong Kong (Ground events)
1-6 November: Zhuhai airshow (Displays)

Thailand 11 November: TBC (Displays and flypasts)

http://www.raf.mod.uk/reds/displays/asi ... ur2016.cfm
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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by Khundon1975 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:13 pm

Thanks for the updates Big Boy and Nereus :)

We have planned a visit to China, then on to Australia and had already planned a flying (no pun intended) stop in Thailand on the 7th November for 3 days, to pick up the in laws and other family members.

If they are doing a display, we may well extend the visit to include a trip to Hua Hin to take in the show and visit family there. :D

Ooo getting excited, but will wait for any confirmation they will be in HH on the 11th.

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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:20 pm

Things are starting to return to normal, so I'm still quite optimistic.
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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by Khundon1975 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:47 pm

^ Optimistic and Thailand, are 2 words that are rarely seen in the same sentence on here BB. :wink:

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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by StevePIraq » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:48 am

As the RA display falls within the 30 day window it is hard to see how this will be allowed to take place. It will be a shame if it does not but it is only to be expected.
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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:33 am

But the Department of Culture are supposedly saying everything is back to normal now. I'm still very hopeful.
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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by Nereus » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:44 am

Given the proposed location, do not be surprise if the venue is changed. Also bear mind that one VIP is an enthusiastic pilot.
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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:48 am

Would be worth travelling a short distance to.
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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by StevePIraq » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:22 pm

Nereus wrote:Given the proposed location, do not be surprise if the venue is changed. Also bear mind that one VIP is an enthusiastic pilot.
And I am sure he will not be attending
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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:53 pm

Correct, there are 'enthusiastic pilots' and there are 'Red Arrows pilots'. Totally different leagues.
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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by J.J.B. » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:54 pm

The Red Arrows displays can mark an occasion. It can be a joyous occasion and it can be a solemn occasion such as the Battle of Britain Memorial flypast as well as others. If positioned correctly I believe it would be seen as a remrkabke show of solidarity and respect for the Thai people at this time.
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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by dtaai-maai » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:04 pm

^^ Agreed.
Big Boy wrote:Would be worth travelling a short distance to.
And the beauty of a red Arrows display is that you don't necessarily have to be at the official viewpoint to get a good view, particularly particularly if it's somewhere like along the seafront.

About 30 years ago I lived on the clifftops between Dover and Folkestone. The Red Arrows were doing a display for Folkestone, and their gathering point after a fly past was just about level with my house - we even got a wave from one of the pilots! Shame there are no cliffs here...
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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:59 pm

Probably the best display I saw was at Weston Super Mare, sat on the beach. As usual, they scared the hell out of everybody by arriving across the town, which was behind everybody. The seafront there provided the perfect arena with higher ground at either end of the bay.

They never fail to impress.

[Edit] I agree with JJB as well :D
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Re: Red Arrows coming to Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:42 am

Just looking at the RAF page again, for Hua Hin it is the only entry stating Displays (plural), so maybe that indicates more than one display here :dance:
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