Fairford RIAT 98

Toms thoughts on the Royal International Air Taptoo 1998

So, what can I say about the RIAT? The weather was perfect, the organisation
excellent. Some people say that this is one of the, if not the finest of airshows
in Europe, if not the world. And I tend to agree with them. I have never seen
such a smooth organisation of an airshow. Even though the program was changed, it
was an absolute hit. All shots were made with a Canon Eos 5000 fitted with a
38-76 zoomlens for the static and a 75-300 zoomlens for the flying display.
Many thanks to all of the kind people who made this airshow possible.

A10 A10 A10 A10

A-10a Thunderbolt II also known as Wharthog

F18 F15 Tigermeet il 76 il 76

EF-18 Hornet, F15E Strike Eagle in Tigermeet Colours and Ilyushin 76

lancaster lan closeup constellation constellation constellation

Lancaster Bomber (WWII) and Lockheed Constellation (1024 by 6**)

F-5 Tornado Tornado Tornado

F-5 in Tigermeet Colours and Tornado Line Up, excellent paintjob!

B1B B1B B52

The heavy stuff, B1B Lancer and B52 Stratofortress

U2 Tu22 Tu22 mig 29UB Corsair

U2 spyplane, Tupolev TU-22 Backfire, Mig 29 UB and Vought Corsair.

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