The Friday of RIAT consisted of a few arrivals, practice displays and a mini-display which included a Battle of Britain seventy-fifth anniversary flypast of Spitfires and Hurricanes. Much of the ‘static’ was also available for viewing. Most of the day suffered from grim weather, until, typically, after the flying had finished!
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.
A photographic look at RIAT 2013 from the Friday and Saturday of the event. Sadly the weather on the Saturday was far from the lovely sunny and warm forecast.
Midair’s Canberra back on the scene, to be seen in an all silver scheme at the Goodwood Revival – coverage of which will be available soon: