I have never witnessed such large crowds both within the airfield and in the surrounding fields at Duxford before, such was the pulling power of the opportunity to witness a pair of Avro Lancasters flying in formation together. Even though the weather didn’t play ball, with a grey murky cloud base and poor light descending in the hour leading up to their display, it did not detract from the spectacle.
RIAT returns to mark 50 display seasons of the RAF display team, the Red Arrows. Add in displays from Frecce Tricolori, Patrouille de France, Patrouille Suisse and the Breitling Jet Team display teams, and you have a classic airshow.
Additional display items included Typhoon, Chinook, F-16, Su-30, F/A-18C, Tornado, AMX, Gripen and BBMF.