Show Reports

Royal International Air Tattoo 2012

Leo Hoogerbrugge | July 2012
RAF Fairford

The annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is one of the biggest military air shows in the world held at RAF Fairford. Aviamagazine’s correspondent Leo Hoogerbrugge visited this year’s show on Sunday 8 July and departure, the next day.

With one of the worst summers in years, it wasn’t strange the first day of the event (Saturday) was rainy and very clouded. Fortunately, when we visited on Sunday, the weather gods were on our side and it wasn’t that bad at all. This year’s highlights included the Korean demo team Black Eagles with there T-50s.

Departure day is becoming more popular every day, and off course we were present to watch the participants leave another great RIAT edition.


558, G-IV

07-3604 / 604, KC-767

FAC1004, C-130

61, Super Etendard

89+55, Sea King

PA474 / HW-R, Lancaster

N3000B, T-6

ZK450 / J, Be-200

01 white, Yak-130

ES-YLP / 7, L-39

XH558, Vulcan

XH558, Vulcan

XH558, Vulcan

XH558, Vulcan

10-053 / 7, T-50

-, T-50

-, T-50

-, T-50

10-054 / 5, T-50

XX324 / 324, Hawk

VX281 / 120 VL, Sea Furry

VX281 / 120 VL, Sea Furry

ZJ167, Apache

-, Hawk

168225 / EH-13, MV-22

-, MB-339

ZF269 / MP-O, Tucano

H-24, A109

166790 / NJ-135, F/A-18

166790 / NJ-135, F/A-18

G-DHLF, B767

F-WWXZ, A400

F-WWXZ, A400

-, Hawk

111, MiG-29

111, MiG-29

111, MiG-29

111, MiG-29

111, MiG-29

AB910 / MD-E, Spitfire

J-3085, F-5

-, F-5

ZA369 / 003, Tornado

99+32, OV-10

C-172, CL-604

106 / 104-HG, Rafale

T-729, Beech 1900

FAC2446, T-90

ZA714 / AV, Chinook

XR808, VC-10

82-1068 / WM, B-2

89-26208 / LN, HH-60

01-2002 / LN, F-15

2476, C-130

G-LUXE, BAe 146

1216, L-100

46+33, Tornado

MM62250 / 46-91, C-27

51+15, C-160

80-0326, C-130

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