Show reports
Royal International Air Tattoo 2004

The airshow was impressive as ever. Display teams included the Red Arrows, Patrouille de France, Patrouille de Swiss and the Royal Jordanian Falcons. US bomber command was present with a B-52 and B-1 flying display. In the afternoon a single fly-by was made by a B-2 accompanied with three Lakenheath F-15´s. Making it's debut performance was the first operational RAF Typhoon fighter. Highlight of the airshow was the F/A-18F Super hornet based on the USS Abraham Lincoln. This multi-role fighter and attack aircraft demonstrated it's incredible manoeuvrability by flying it's entire display within the airfield boundaries.

The official 'Entente Cordiale' celebrations included a series of joint flypasts featuring aircraft from the two countries' armies, navies and air forces. The Grand finally of the day was the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. A simulated D-Day attack was shown with the aircraft present in the original attack. Earlier on the day an F-15 made a combined fly-by with a RAF Spitfire.

Airshow highlights


F-15 / P-51

Hunter

Lynx

C-130

B-52

Jaguar

G222

MC-130

F-16

Patrouille de France

F-117

F-117

F-18F

F-18F

TBM700

Tucano

Typhoon

Typhoon

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