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Royal International Air Tattoo 2003

By Gostar den Daas | April 2019
Celebrating 100 years of flight.

The annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is one of the biggest military air shows in the world held at RAF Fairford, United kingdom. We were present on Saturday July 19th. Highlight this year was the 100 years of flight showcase, which featured some UK museum pieces on the static.

Static

Weather conditions were typical for a RIAT, with cloudy and sunny moments. Eyecatchers were a pair of Swiss Mirage 3s in a special color scheme. Other highlights, a Holloman wing commander F-117 and a rarely seen French Navy E-2.


XX482, Jetstream

ZJ215, Apache

ZE693 / 714, Sea Harrier

XH135, Canberra

ZG510 / 81, Harrier

86-0133 / DY, B-1

91-0352 / SP, F-16

91-0313 / LN, F-15

80-0786 / HO, F-117

80-0786 / HO, F-117

80-0786 / HO, F-117

345, C-130

1017 / HQ-D, M-28

2, E-2

2, E-2

MM62170 / 10-01, ATR-42

161588 / LL-08, P-3

158920 / LA, P-3

145, L-410

101, Mi-8

1407, An-26

L4-01, L-410

XV254 / 54, Nimrod

87-0023, MC-130

1115, M-28

603, An-26

276, SH-14

ZD261 / 309, Lynx

309, P-3

140112, CP-140

D-FKMA, An-2

MM62162, P180

MM25155, P166

71-0882, C-9

U-03, Fokker 60

U-03, Fokker 60

73-1153 / RS, CT-43

R-2110, Mirage 3

R-2110, Mirage 3

R-2116, Mirage 3

R-2116, Mirage 3

-, Mirage 3

MM55081, MB-339

MM54548, MB-339

MM7152 / 51-03, AMX

MM7174 / 51-04, AMX

MM54554 / 4-48, TF-104

MM7083 / 6-37, Tornado

44+31, Tornado

46+12, Tornado

43+96, Tornado

44+08, Tornado

46+27, Tornado

38+26, F-4

29+22, MiG-29

53 / BZ, Mirage 4

53 / BZ, Mirage 4

FA-93, F-16

15103, F-16

FA-93, F-16

J-368, F-16

MM81198 / EI-455, AB412

ET-614, F-16

285, F-16

J-652, F-16

691, F-16

ZJ127 / L, Merlin

HT.17-14 / ET-414, C-47

MM81396 / EI-926, A129

N86, CL-604

86-0033, KC-10

XX492 / A, Jetstream

ZH105 / 105, Sentry

10, Rafale

77-0296, F-4

73-1044, F-4

J-5237, F-18

MM62167, P180

60-0001 / LA, B-52

80-1069, U-2

73-1595 / DM, EC-130

ZE793 / TE, Tornado

164442 / NY, KC-130

62-3551 / D, KC-135

97-0201 / GA, E-8

62-4131 / OF, RC-135

61-2669, C-135

G-CIVX, B747

The British Airways 747 was a special charter flight from London Heathrow.

100 Years of flight

To celebrate 100 years of flight a large portion of the static was reserved for aircraft who played an important role in the era. Special was the DC-2 and lots of warbirds from the WWII era.


MK356 / 21-V, Spitfire

LF363 / US-C, Hurricane

G-BPIV, Blenheim

PA474 / QR-M, Lancaster

N39165, DC-2

G-RUMW, FM-2

G-BGPB, Harvard

G-BKGL, Beech 3

N320SQ, B-25

G-KITT, P-40

G-CBNM, P-51

G-BXUL, FG-1

G-BXUL, FG-1

In the next part we show more of the special 100 years of flight theme and the highlights of the air show including a Red Arrows – F-117 flyby.

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