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9 Year Old Chance Of A Lifetime With U2

Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:20 pm

Just read this article about a 9 year old from the UK who was given the chance to ride along in a chase car as a U2 touched down at RAF Fairford.

Lucky bugger

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-17271619
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RE: 9 Year Old Chance Of A Lifetime With U2

Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:25 pm

Lucky kid. I would love to see a U-2 in action some time - wonder if Beale AFB is having an open day this year?
 
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RE: 9 Year Old Chance Of A Lifetime With U2

Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:37 pm

There's a few things I miss about the UK, fish and chips and the pub being 2 of them but what I really miss is the 4 day RIAT stay I used to religiously do each year. I'm sure you can imagine my airshow drought living in Ontario, Canada!

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RE: 9 Year Old Chance Of A Lifetime With U2

Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:19 pm

Quoting skysurfer (Reply 2):
I'm sure you can imagine my airshow drought living in Ontario, Canada!

At least I was able to see the ones at the CNE, Hamilton, London and Trenton...
But now I live in Oslo   

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RE: 9 Year Old Chance Of A Lifetime With U2

Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:46 pm

Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 3):
At least I was able to see the ones at the CNE, Hamilton, London and Trenton...

Lucky you, i'm jealous! My last show was the CNE but it was pretty pale to be honest and I managed a London show many moons ago but now there's practically nothing! We're the airshow outcasts!

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RE: 9 Year Old Chance Of A Lifetime With U2

Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:45 pm

[quote=skysurfer,reply=2]There's a few things I miss about the UK, fish and chips and the pub being 2 of them but what I really miss is the 4 day RIAT stay I used to religiously do each year. I'm sure you can imagine my airshow drought living in Ontario, Canada!

Stu


Stu..........May I suggest a trip down to Dayton, Ohio to see the Dayton "Air Fair"....(or whatever they're calling it now)

The venue is the Dayton International Airport at Vandalia, Ohio, which is about 3 miles north of downtown Dayton.
You could also visit the Airforce Museum, (which is fantastic), which is just a few miles east of Vandalia, just off of I-70.

The Dayton show is really great.......the U.S.A.F. sends almost everything they have, and there are always a bunch more air show favorites performing.

Don't know just where you are in Ontario, but it's only a 4 hour drive from Dayton up to Detroit, and Ontario is right across the bridge.

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RE: 9 Year Old Chance Of A Lifetime With U2

Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:01 pm

Thanks Charley i'll be sure to keep that in mind! I'm in Kingston so i'm about 6 hours from Detroit and i'll have to gag and blindfold the missus to make it there  

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RE: 9 Year Old Chance Of A Lifetime With U2

Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:53 am

I caught myself grinning throughout that story. How cool for her!   
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