RIAT Fairford – Friday – Red Arrows ‘Pit Day’ – 11 July 2014

In a change to the usual format the Friday of RIAT included the chance to view a small section of the static on base as well as the day’s arrivals and practice displays. Highlight of the day was a formation by the Red Arrows joined by a single example from each of the Patrouille Suisse, Frecce Tricolori, Patruoille de France and the Breitling Jet Team to celebrate the Red’s fiftieth display season.

DSC_2227-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6522-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6623-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6637-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6655-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6656-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6657-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6676-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6693-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6694-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6714-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6730-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6737-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6743-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6760-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6765-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6793-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6799-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6875-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6919-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6926-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6935-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6942-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6957-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6992-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_7001-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_7018-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_7116-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_7143-RIAT-11-7-14-PhilWhalley

Advertisements

RAF Waddington International Air Show – Sunday 6 July 2014

The weather on the Sunday at Waddington started grim and remained so for much of the day, typically only really breaking late in the day as the show drew to a close. Undoubted highlight was the return of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight which this time debuted their Draken along with a second appearance by the Viggen. Other notable flying acts included the Spanish Air Force Patrulla Aspa, the RAF’s own RC-135V Rivet Joint, Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation F6, Swiss Hornet, SoloTurk, Midair Squadron and Vulcan XH558.

The event is the main RAF ‘at home’ show and attracts around 150,000 visitors over the weekend, which unsurprisingly causes an amount of traffic issues – especially for those attempting to leave as the display draws to a close (as pictured). There will be no airshow at Waddington in 2015 due to the planned runway re-shaping, and a campaign is underway to ensure that it returns from 2016.

DSC_1998-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2000-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2017-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2025-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2028-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2039-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2047-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2053-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2076-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2098-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2119-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2136-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2167-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_2210-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5092-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5183-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5226-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5242-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5248-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5285-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5356-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5426-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5454-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5501-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5532-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5586-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5649-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5815-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5865-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5882-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5893-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_5982-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6005-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6134-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6179-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6199-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6224-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6258-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6266-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6287-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6383-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6396-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6448-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6479-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6504-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley DSC_6507-Wadd-6-7-14-PhilWhalley