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AIRSHOW—RIAT 2016!

8 August 2016

The Royal International Air Tatoo (RIAT), one of the largest airshows across the planet, occurs annually in July at RAF Fairford which is the county of Gloucestershire UK. Michael Dowman sent these wonderful images from this year’s show and we thank him for it 🙂

Eurofighter—© Michael Dowman 2016

Sweden’s SAAB JAS 39E Gripen multirole Mach 2+ fighter in digital camouflage (note the unconventionally left-swinging canopy)—© Michael Dowman 2016

Hawker Hawk—© Michael Dowman 2016

The UK’S Hawker Siddeley Hawk looking sleek and sinister—© Michael Dowman 2016

Hawker Hurricane—© Michael Dowman 2016

Hawker Hurricane taken from this dramatic angle—© Michael Dowman 2016

Hawker Hurricane—© Michael Dowman 2016

Hawker Hurricane, the workhorse of the RAF during the Battle of Britain—© Michael Dowman 2016

Mil Mi 8MTV-1—© Michael Dowman 2016

Russia’s Mil Mi 8MTB-1 (Russian Military)/Mi 17-1V (export version) air ambulance, flown by Ukranian Helicopters, for extreme situations (it even has a missile defense system)—© Michael Dowman 2016

Augusta Westland HH-101A—© Michael Dowman 2016

AugustaWestland HH-101A, flown by the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force), which is specialized for combat search and rescue—© Michael Dowman 2016

Douglas Dakota "L4"—© Michael Dowman 2016

Douglas Dakota “L4” in D-Day scheme—© Michael Dowman 2016

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress "Sally B"—© Michael Dowman 2016

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Sally B” tail gun position—© Michael Dowman 2016

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress "Sally B"—© Michael Dowman 2016

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Sally B”—© Michael Dowman 2016

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 8 August 2016 09:13

    Unfortunately, I was working on the Monday of Farnborough Week – visits to many trade stands, with little time to watch airliners cavort – then the heavens opened, the lights went out in the exhibition halls……and we had to evacuate! A real pain!

  2. Bruce Kay permalink
    9 August 2016 14:28

    Not acceptable to have Hillery add on your site. Very bad taste.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      9 August 2016 16:17

      It’s not under my control, your comment is misdirected.

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