Airshow: RIAT 2017 Friday Display

Day two: The main theme for RIAT 2017 was the 70th anniversary of the formation of the United States Air Force.  Therefore there was a stronger USAF presence than in previous years with a welcome return after 10 years of the The Thunderbirds, the F-22A Raptor, and Osprey displays and flypasts from F-15’s, F-16’s and C-130.  The Friday display included a unique flypast of the Red Arrows with the Thunderbirds.

The full list of aircraft shot are listed below:


  • AgustaWestland AW-159 Wildcat
  • Avro Lancaster
  • Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey
  • Boeing C-17 Globemaster
  • Boeing CH-47 Chinook
  • Dornier-Dassault Alpha Jet
  • Dassault Mirage 2000
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Hawker Hurricane
  • Hawker Siddeley Hawk T1
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules
  • Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
  • Supermarine Spitfire



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