RIAT 2015 [MIL]

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RIAT 2015 [MIL]

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After a few last minute arrangements, me and my Dad came down for the Fairford weekend ahead of Indradhanush at Coningsby. Somehow the weather, despite forecasts changing between aircraft maneuvers, managed to come up trumps over the weekend. Looking at BBC weather on the drive down and seeing rain for all of sunday and instead managed to be sunburnt was a nice change. With tickets already sold out, we headed to Rhymes Farm and it spent two great days there with also great company.

It was one of the best RIAT flying displays I've enjoyed, up there with 2012 and 2007 which were both fantastic also.

1. Patrulla Aguila opened both days like in 2011, although this time they managed to fly..
ImagePatrulla Aguila by Chris Milne, on Flickr

2.
ImagePatrulla Águila by Chris Milne, on Flickr

3. The Apache demo was also excellent, nice with two aircraft!
ImageAHDT by Chris Milne, on Flickr

4.
ImageAHDT by Chris Milne, on Flickr

5.
ImageAHDT by Chris Milne, on Flickr

6. The Kawasaki P1 was definitely the highlight for many, great albeit short demo. It sure has performance!
ImageJapanese P-1 of VX-1 displaying at Air Tattoo 2015. by Chris Milne, on Flickr

7.
ImageKawasaki P-1 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

8.
ImageRamex by Chris Milne, on Flickr

9. The Osprey was a superb little demonstration, the fast pass in the beginning caught me out!
ImageDSC_5375 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

10.
ImageSwiss Formation by Chris Milne, on Flickr

11.
ImageUntitled by Chris Milne, on Flickr

12.
ImageUntitled by Chris Milne, on Flickr

13.
ImageUntitled by Chris Milne, on Flickr

14. The Vulcan on Saturday was unbelievable.
ImageVulcan XH558 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

15.
ImageVulcan XH558 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

16.
ImageVulcan XH558 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

17.
ImageVulcan XH558 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

18.
ImageVulcan XH558 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

19. Great to see a Hind back in the flying too, especially after missing its demo in Switzerland.
ImageMil Mi-35 'Hind' by Chris Milne, on Flickr

20.
ImageMil Mi-35 'Hind' by Chris Milne, on Flickr

21.
ImageMil Mi-35 'Hind' by Chris Milne, on Flickr

22. Red Arrows flypast with the Vulcan was a nice touch.
ImageRed Arrows with Vulcan XH558 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

The weather on Saturday then deteriorated and we left shortly after the synchro pair, we returned on sunday and the clag rolled in shortly after the flying. After checking BBC weather multiple times and the closer it got to twelve still disbelieving that it would break by then - and suddenly it did and it was a glorious day. Especially compared to how it had been forecast!

23.
ImagePatrulla Aguila by Chris Milne, on Flickr

24.
ImageDSC_6129 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

25.
ImageA400M by Chris Milne, on Flickr

26.
ImageA400M by Chris Milne, on Flickr

27. Shame about the birdstrike but carrying on with one aircraft was much better than cancelling the whole demo, so kudos!
ImageDeux Mille by Chris Milne, on Flickr

28. Swiss team were polished, both the aircraft and their routine!
ImageSwiss Pilatus team by Chris Milne, on Flickr

29.
ImageSwiss Pilatus team by Chris Milne, on Flickr

30.
ImageSwiss Pilatus team by Chris Milne, on Flickr

31.
ImageSwiss Pilatus team by Chris Milne, on Flickr

32.
ImageSwiss Pilatus team by Chris Milne, on Flickr

33. If only the sun favoured the naughty field.. :ninja:
ImageKawasaki P-1 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

34. Not as vigorous as Saturday but another great take off!
ImageVulcan XH558 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

35.
ImageHind! by Chris Milne, on Flickr

36. Yeah..
ImageDSC_6546 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

37. Yeahhh!
ImageMil Mi-35 'Hind' by Chris Milne, on Flickr

38.
ImageRed Arrows with XH558 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

39. Red Arrows against a dark blue sky was fantastic!
ImageRed Arrows by Chris Milne, on Flickr

40.
ImageRed Arrows by Chris Milne, on Flickr

41.
ImageRed Arrows by Chris Milne, on Flickr

42.
ImageRed Arrows by Chris Milne, on Flickr

43.
ImageBelgian F-16 Solo by Chris Milne, on Flickr

44.
ImageFulcrum by Chris Milne, on Flickr

45.
ImageAHDT by Chris Milne, on Flickr

46.
ImageAHDT by Chris Milne, on Flickr

47.
ImageUntitled by Chris Milne, on Flickr

48. Finnish F-18C was one of the best fast jet displays I've seen in a long time.
ImageFinnish F/A-18C by Chris Milne, on Flickr

49. Spotted this Britannia at Kemble on the way back to the hotel.
ImageBritannia at Kemble by Chris Milne, on Flickr

50. This probably won't happen again for a while..
ImageDSC_7111 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

51.
ImageDSC_7167 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

52.
ImageRed Arrows by Chris Milne, on Flickr

53.
ImageScorpion by Chris Milne, on Flickr

54.
ImageSee. Sense. Sting. by Chris Milne, on Flickr

55.
ImageSF-5BM by Chris Milne, on Flickr

56.
ImageDSC_7505-2 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

57.
ImageSpinners by Chris Milne, on Flickr

58.
ImageGerman Navy P-3C by Chris Milne, on Flickr

59.
ImageBreitling Dakota by Chris Milne, on Flickr

60.
ImageKawasaki P-1 by Chris Milne, on Flickr

And that was that, another year done. Had a belter - hopefully back next year!

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Who needs RIAT entrance tickets with photos like these?? 8) :shock: :yourock:

My favourites:
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3826/199 ... d774_b.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/435/1987 ... bbb2_b.jpg :D

Keep up the good work Chris! :thumb:
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Wow, this is one of the best report about the RIAT I've seen so far. I love your editing and atmosphere brought in the pictures. Judging the angles this was mostly taken from the campsite?

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noted some nice piccies here...but the hawk-vulcan formation with the wet bit underneath, that's my cuppa tea. :wink:
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:respect: ......Great shots !!
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Pff stunning set! Well done.
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The best RIAT set by far :clap: Well done for having the balls to go north side :respect:

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Great set!
Macc wrote:17.
ImageVulcan XH558 by Chris Milne, on Flickr
Man, love this one!
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:respect: :respect: :respect: i really like your pictures

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Flyingdutchman wrote:Wow, this is one of the best report about the RIAT I've seen so far. I love your editing and atmosphere brought in the pictures. Judging the angles this was mostly taken from the campsite?

Cheers, Evert
All the Saturday photos are from the standard car park of Rhymes Field. The Sunday I ventured around the campsite for different angles. Monday were shot at P&V East. :)
Banter wrote:The best RIAT set by far :clap: Well done for having the balls to go north side :respect:

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Northside is quite common, although the light is not always more favourable it can be worked to your advantage. There are lots of opportunities!
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