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A regatta's air display was cancelled after boat owners ignored advice to leave their vessels and watch from land.

Crowds booed after the announcement was made that the Dartmouth Regatta display in Devon had been called off.

A fly-past by the Red Arrows went ahead but a display by an RAF Typhoon was cancelled.

New rules after the 2015 Shoreham air disaster mean tougher restrictions on people underneath flight paths.
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i am afraid it is the "nobody tells me what to do" syndrome.
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Vs the nanny state.
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it's the RAF's ball and they fecked home home with it, well played boaters.
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Yep, well done. Whose ocean is it anyway ?
#noflyzonesrus.
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PostSubject: Re: Dartmouth Red Arrow air display axed in boaters safety fear   Dartmouth Red Arrow air display axed in boaters safety fear EmptyTue Aug 29, 2017 11:31 am

Tgwu wrote:
A regatta's air display was cancelled after boat owners ignored advice to leave their vessels and watch from land.

Crowds booed after the announcement was made that the Dartmouth Regatta display in Devon had been called off.

A fly-past by the Red Arrows went ahead but a display by an RAF Typhoon was cancelled.

New rules after the 2015 Shoreham air disaster mean tougher restrictions on people underneath flight paths.

If they can't keep a plane in the air, then what are they doing in the Red Arrows ffs?
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PostSubject: Re: Dartmouth Red Arrow air display axed in boaters safety fear   Dartmouth Red Arrow air display axed in boaters safety fear EmptyWed Aug 30, 2017 2:07 am

It was probably more to do with the fact that the crabs (RAF!) realised it was the weekend and they shouldn't really be there. The crabs only fly on Wednesday afternoons and then only on a very low risk bombing run. As the Fleet Air Arm say about the crabs and their formations ''same day, same way'' Laughing
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Wednesday afternoon? sports make and mend surely?
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PatDunne wrote:
Wednesday afternoon? sports make and mend surely?
Not sure the crabs did sports? I can remember the Red Sparrows used to pose in the bar in the red overalls chatting some bird up and one-by-one we used to ask them ''when do you qualify for proper green overalls then?''
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