Airshow: RIAT 2017 Saturday Display

Day three at RIAT 2017.  Unfortunately there were to be no blue skies, with low cloud & rain forcing early display acts to a taxi along the runway and the Midnight Hawks to disappear into the murk.  However the cloud lifted sufficiently for later acts including the Thunderbirds and Ukranian Su-27 Flanker.

The full list of aircraft shot are listed below:

  • Aero L-159 ALCA
  • Airbus A400 Grizzly / Atlas
  • Alenia Aermacchi T-346
  • Alenia C-27J Spartan
  • Avro Lancaster
  • Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey
  • Boeing CH-47 Chinook
  • Dassault Rafale
  • Dassault Mirage 2000D
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Extra EA-300
  • General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (Solos & The Thunderbirds)
  • Hawker Hurricane
  • Hawker Siddeley Hawk 51 (Midnight Hawks)
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules
  • Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
  • McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet
  • North American P-51D Mustang
  • Northrop F-5E Tiger (Patrouille Suisse)
  • Panavia Tornado IDS
  • Pilatus PC-9
  • Saab 105
  • Saab JAS-39C Gripen
  • Sukhoi Su-27P Flanker
  • Supermarine Spitfire
  • Westland WAH-64D Longbow Apache
  • Westland WS-61 Sea King



Location: RAF Fairford, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK.

Equipment used:

Cameras: Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Lenses: Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II, Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Ext 1.4x