Airshow: RIAT 2018 – Fighters

An extended Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford, celebrating 100 years of the Royal Air Force. With the anticipated increase in participating aircraft arrivals began on a day earlier, making this a 6 day extravaganza.

With blue skies and intense heat, photography was more of a challenge than one might think, with heat haze being the scourge of gaining a decent shot.  Highlights included the USAF F-35 Lightning II, French Navy and Air Force Dassault Rafale, Couteau Delta Tactical Display, Ukrainian Su-27 Flanker, Canadian F/A-18 Hornet and a rare flypast of the B-2 Stealth bomber.


Date: 10th – 16th July 2018

Location: RAF Fairford, Fairford, Gloucestershire, UK.

Equipment used:

Cameras: Canon EOS 1Dx, Canon EOS 5D mkIV

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