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Royal International Air Tattoo 2018

Airshow continues

Great weather conditions for an action packed airshow with the RAF 100 celebrations as a center piece.

USAF heritage flight

This years USAF heritage flight was flown again by a Luke based F-35. This time in formation with a P-51 and Spitfire.


15-5164 / LF, F-35

15-5164 / LF, F-35

15-5164 / LF, F-35

15-5164 / LF, F-35

15-5164 / LF, F-35

15-5164 / LF, F-35

15-5164 / LF, F-35

N351MX, P-51

15-5164 / LF, F-35

15-5164 / LF, F-35

15-5164 / LF, F-35

G-LFVC, Spitfire

N351MX, P-51

RAF 100

The celebrate 100 years RAF, several eras were shown to the public. The battle of Britain, of course with the Lancaster, Spitfires and beautiful restored Dakota III. No less than 9 Typoons did a formation fly-by. Also the brand-new F-35B, just recently arrived in the UK, flew together with the Lancaster and a Tornado GR4 as homage to the Dambusters squadron.


LN-DHZ, Vamprire

ZA947, Dakota

PA474 / AR-L / VN-T, Lancaster

ZA947, Dakota

MK357 / QJ-3, Spitfire

PS915, Spitfire

ZA947, Dakota

PS915, Spitfire

ZA947, Dakota

-, Typhoon

-, Typhoon

PA474 / AR-L / VN-T, Lancaster

ZA947, Dakota

ZM145, F-35

PA474 / AR-L / VN-T, Lancaster

ZD792 / 100, Tornado

ZD792 / 100, Tornado

ZD792 / 100, Tornado

ZM145, F-35

ZM145, F-35

ZM145, F-35

A big disappointment when the Sundays show of the Canadian CF-188 was flown by the spare “normal” aircraft and not the NORAD special color aircraft. Probably a technical issue. Great to see the Couteau Delta back with their Mirage 2000s. Impressive was also the Belgium F-16 Solo Demo in a striking new color scheme and the Airbus A400M. This time the EC-400, which would be the last RAF A400 on order ZM421.


188783, CF-188

188783, CF-188

188783, CF-188

188783, CF-188

188783, CF-188

188783, CF-188

23, Rafale

23, Rafale

6, Rafale

23, Rafale

23, Rafale

23, Rafale

-, PC-7

-, PC-7

15-5125 / LF, F-35

15-5125 / LF, F-35

15-5125 / LF, F-35

624 / 3-IT, Mirage 2000

649 / 3-XY, Mirage 2000

624 / 3-IT, Mirage 2000

624 / 3-IT, Mirage 2000

624 / 3-IT, Mirage 2000

649 / 3-XY, Mirage 2000

624 / 3-IT, Mirage 2000

649 / 3-XY, Mirage 2000

EC-400, A-400

EC-400, A400

EC-400, A400

EC-400, A400

-, EA300

FA-101, F-16

FA-101, F-16

FA-101, F-16

FA-101, F-16

FA-101, F-16

15-5125 / LF, F-35

15-5125 / LF, F-35

-, Hawk

-, Hawk

39278 / 278, JAS-39

39278 / 278, JAS-39

Ukraine Su-27

Last year the Su-27 demo from the Ukraine was one of the highlights, and this year it was as much as impressive. It performed the Pugachev’s Cobra manoeuvre twice, which is unprecedented by any aircraft.


58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

Traditionally most of the participant’s head home on Monday after the show. Our departure report will follow soon.

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