Airshow: RIAT 2017 Sunday Display

Day four at RIAT 2017.  Although continuing the theme of grey low clouds, all display acts were able to perform on this day.  One of the key highlights was the surprise flypast of a B-2 Spirit escorted by a pair of F-15’s to mark the 70th anniversary of the USAF.  Other notable displays included the Ukrainian Su-27 Flanker, USAF Heritage Flight (F-22 and P-51), and Italian Tornado.

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
  • Boeing CH-47 Chinook
  • Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
  • Dassault Rafale
  • Dassault Mirage 2000D
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Extra EA-300
  • General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (Solo Displays – Turkish, Belgian, USAF)
  • General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (The Thunderbirds)
  • Grumman B-2 Spirit
  • Hawker Hurricane
  • Hawker Siddeley Hawk 51 (Midnight Hawks)
  • Hawker Siddeley Hawk T1 (Red Arrows)
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules
  • Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
  • McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet
  • North American P-51D Mustang
  • Northrop F-5E Tiger (Patrouille Suisse)
  • Panavia Tornado IDS
  • 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