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Royal International Air Tattoo 2013 [90 pics!]

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Last week I've been at the RIAT with Spillone104 and 2 other spotters. It was a really wonderful airshow, lots of planes 


both on flying and static display etc.

Here are the photos.


Taking off from Milan Malpensa, en route to London Gatwick



Belgian Air Component's F-16 solo







RAF's Short Tucano, winner of the Steedman Display Sword for the best flying demonstration by a UK participant



Italian Air Force's Alenia C-27J Spartan from the Reparto Sperimentale Volo (RSV for short, Test Flight Wing), winner of 


the As The Crow Flies Trophy for the best overall flying demonstration chosen by the Friends of RIAT









British Army's Westland Lynx





Italian Air Force's Boeing KC-767A simulating an air refueling with an Italian and a RAF Typhoon









Hungarian Air Force's SAAB JAS 39 Gripen







Breitling Wingwalkers on Stearman biplanes





Avro Vulcan XH558







Typhoon, No 29 Squadron, winner of the Paul Bowen Trophy for the best solo jet demonstration





Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Sally B" (the one used for the "Memphis Belle" movie of 1990)





Flyby of British Airways' Airbus A380 with the Red Arrows (the following day the Reds flew in formation with the A400M, 


but I was visiting the VC-10 cabin)





Red Arrows







Italian Air Force's Typhoon from the RSV





RAF's Chinook, winner of the Sir Douglas Bader Trophy for the best individual flying demonstration







Finnish NH-90





RAF's Lockheed L-1011 Tristar



Patrouille de France



Consolidated Catalina





Red Bull's North American B-25 Mitchell and Vought F4U Corsair







Estonian Air Force's Aero L-39 Albatros





Gloster Meteor





Battle of Britain Memorial Flight









Panavia Tornado from No 617 "Dambusters" squadron, special livery for the 70th anniversary of Operation Chastise





Airbus A400M Atlas, winner of the Lockheed Martin Cannestra for the best flying demonstration by an overseas participant





French Air Force's Dassault Rafale





Swiss Air Force's PC-7 Team, winner of the King Hussein Memorial Sword for the best overall flying demonstration





Belgian Air Component's Agusta A109



Royal Jordanian Falcons



Polish Air Force's Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum





Royal Dutch Air Force's AH-64 Apache



Royal Dutch Air Force's F-16



The Dutch Apache and F-16 flying together



Frecce Tricolori



Departures day:

Breitling's Lockheed Constellation



Westland Sea King



Bell 205/UH-1 Huey



Some shots from the static display:

Vickers VC-10





Dutch Douglas KDC-10



Greek Air Force Embraer ERJ-145 AEW



Typhoon lineup, 2 from the Italian Air Force and 5 from the RAF



Hungarian Air Force Antonov An-26



Luftwaffe Tornado, winner of the "concourse d'elegance" for the best livery chosen by the Friend of RIAT



RAF's Boeing C-17 Globemaster



Folland Gnat



Royal Air Force's C-130 Hercules, special colour dedicated to Petra, the "pink city"



BAe Jetstream used for the ASTRAEA project, for an unmanned airliner



Irish Air Corp Airtech CN235



Marineflieger's Lockheed P-3 Orion, 100th anniversary special colour



Luftwaffe Airbus A310



Polish Navy PZL M-28



English Electric Canberra PR.9



Dutch F-16 special colour


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Great set of pictures! Makes me wish the Downloads section of up so I could get the aircraft I don't have to play with.

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Great photos! Were there any F-4s among the visiting aircraft?

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Great photos! Were there any F-4s among the visiting aircraft?

Sadly no F-4s this year.  I attended both days, and despite being less varied than recent years due to various cutbacks, it was still a great weekend.

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