16th and 17th of July 2005

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As always the RIAT was a great airshow, they did it again as usual. The USAF performance was a little poor, we love to see more USAF/USNavy. Also there were not many performers for East Europe but despite that they've put on a great show. There was a lot of RAF aircraft and love those. So we didn't mind.
If you are looking for the static display planes pictures. Not here, sorry we don't like pics from planes on the ground. 

A few planes became an award for their performance (see the chapters). It's amazing the RIAT gets every year so many planes together, we think there is no better team to do an Airshow. This is with no doubt one of the best Airshows in the world, keep up this good work RIAT. 

The weather was this year sunny a few clouds and not so warm, perfect airshow weather.

We've placed the pictures in 12 chapters, click on the plane to visit that chapter:

Chipmunk UK  & Tucano UK

Jetstream UK & Hercules  UK

Lancaster UK & Eagle UAV UK

Hawk UK & Falcon 20 UK

The Black Sea Hawks UK

Sea Harrier UK

Jaguar UK

Mirage 2000 FR

F18A Hornet FIN

Tornado F3 UK

Tornado GR7 UK
Alouette UK & Merlin UK  & Puma UK

Chinook UK & Lynx UK & Gazelle UK

Mangusta IAF & Apache RNLAF

DHL Boeing 757 & Sukhoi Su-26

Purple Violet & Jordanian Falcons

Hunter F58

B-1B Lancer USA

B-52H Stratofortress USA 

F-16C Falcon USA

Typhoon T1 UK

F16-A Falcon RNLAF

Spanish Air Force Aguila

Royal Air Force Red Arrows


Italian Air Force Frecce Tricolori

More great Fairford photo's, check this sites:

Henk Tito Peter Steehouwer




Please remember that all photo's are copyright SkyFlash/UGA, they are for private use only.

If you like these photo's as large scans, most of them are available on the CD-roms from publisher UGA/Media

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