Red Arrows E-Petition

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by the_matelot, Apr 10, 2007.

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  1. Just got this response from El Presidente Bliar....

    That'll be the carriers getting scrapped then to fund them!
     
  2. Am I alone in finding the words "Yours Sincerely, Tony Blair" somewhat comic?
     
  3. No. :D
     
  4. If we just paint those otherwise useless but highly manueverable EuroFighters red, problem solved!
     

  5. And what would the modern navy with it's modern ethos do with new carriers anyway?

    They would be all but useless in percieved operational regions where the water was shallow or the wind was blowing in the wrong direction now wouldn't they?

    Wouldn't want to run the risk of the IRGC capturing one of these and humiliating the nation again now would we?
     
  6. Ah yes, it's the Maritime Warfare specialist with the OSA breaking Uncle who used to work in SIGINT.....

    Get back in your box troll.
     
  7. Genius!! Doubles all round......
     
  8. Better make it REAL soon as things are often subject to change.
     
  9. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Nah ... the Reds have been on the LTC chop-list for decades.
    Good Crab PR, proves they can do something.
    Euro-thingy-Phoon is too expensive to operate in this role anyway.
     
  10. I'm not convinced the Red Arrows actually achieve anything. After watching them once, you've seen them forever.

    Frankly, when the RAF are into all this "lean" manning nonsense whilst the rest of the Defence budget leaks away, funding for a group of non-operational airframes to amuse children at Air Shows around the world (and judging by the lack of Commenwealth personnel within the RAF, they ain't attracting many enquiries at the RAF Recruiting Office) is bonkers.

    Don't get me started on the Typhoon............. transport aircraft that are unreliable, too few SH, The Red Arrows, a fighter designed for the Cold War............... I think somewhere the RAF have lost their way.
     
  11. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Concur ... although having seen them a couple of times [max, unless you're a nurd] it does give you the cahnce to get away from the car park before the rest of the "adoring public".

    However ... they are good PR as far as "Joe Public" is concerned. Does the RTR have a "Tank Display Team"? "The Green Elephants" or something like that? Bu**ers up the display arena, though .. perhaps not. :wink:
     
  12. Red Toucanos?
     
  13. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Nah ... gotta be the "Black-Burrds" ... it's where the Spotters' Thread started!!
     
  14. I was thinking more on the lines of the Para Regt "Milling Display Team", perhaps it's best displays of "milling" proficiency were seen in the Rat Pit circa 1985.

    Still, I'd pay gladly to watch the Milling Display Team take on the Red Arrows........... dreams.... :cheers:
     
  15. Please don't tempt them.

    Otherwise some recently de-frocked member of the Nobility will
    " discover" a number of pre-owned Austers at the back of a QMs shed near the Clatfords

    Het presto! the Red Parakeets,

    then I suppose they could always look to the old De Havilland fleet for the
    Red Beavers

    BTW: What happened to the Avro Bishop