Royal International Air Tattoo 2019

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Royal International Air Tattoo 2019

Post by Adam » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:29 pm

Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 (airtattoo.com/airshow)

Arrivals, rehearsals & validations: Wed 17-Thurs 18 Jul
Partial show day: Fri 19 Jul
Full show days: Sat 20-Sun 21 Jul
Departures: Mon 22 Jul

Show themes: Air and Space - Inspiring the Next Generation Air Force and the 70th anniversary of NATO

Ticket prices increased again, but Friday tickets cost the same as a Sat/Sun ticket even though it's only a partial show!

If you're a first-time visitor, I have a guide to RIAT here which you may find useful: http://thisisflight.net/airshow-guides/guide-to-riat/

The confirmed aircraft will soon become too numerous to list, so these are flying display aircraft & static display highlights only:

FLYING DISPLAY
NATO 70th anniversary flypast - NATO E-3A, German A400M, German Tornado, German Eurofighter, UK Typhoon, Belgian F-16, Danish F-16, US F-15 (Fri-Sat only)
Airbus 50th anniversary flypast - Airbus A400M & the Blades (Sun only)
BA100 flypast - British Airways 747-400 & the Red Arrows (Sat only)
Red Arrows (x9 Hawk T.1) - Royal Air Force
Frecce Tricolori (x10 AT-339) - Italian Air Force
Patrouille de France (x8 Alpha Jet) - French Air Force (Fri-Sat only)
Breitling Jet Team (x7 L-39C Albatross) - Civilian (France)
Royal Jordanian Falcons (x4 Extra 330LX) - Royal Jordanian Air Force
The Blades (x4 Extra 300) - civilian
Attack Helicopter Display Team (x1 Apache) - Army Air Corps
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster, Hurricane, Spitfire) - Royal Air Force
x2 EAV-8B Harrier II+ - Spanish Navy
Su-27 Flanker - Ukrainian Air Force
MiG-21 LanceR - Romanian Air Force
F-35B Lightning II - Royal Air Force (Fri-Sat only)
F-16CM Viper - United States Air Force
Typhoon FGR.4 - Royal Air Force
EF2000 Typhoon - Italian Air Force
JAS-39C Gripen - Swedish Air Force
F-16AM Fighting Falcon - Belgian Air Force
F/A-18C Hornet - Swiss Air Force
F/A-18C Hornet - Finnish Air Force
T-346A Master - Italian Air Force
Airbus A400M - Airbus Defence & Space
C-27J Spartan - Italian Air Force
CV-22B Osprey - United States Air Force
Chinook HC.6 - Royal Air Force
PC-9M Swift - Slovenian Air Force
T-6A Texan "Deadalus" - Hellenic Air Force
Tucano T.1 - Royal Air Force
Tutor T.1 - Royal Air Force

STATIC DISPLAY HIGHLIGHTS
Il-76 Candid - Ukrainian Air Force
E-6B Mercury - United States Navy
B-52H Stratofortress - United States Air Force
C-17A Globemaster - Stratetic Airlift Capability
KC-135R Stratotanker - United States Air Force
C-17 Globemaster - United States Air Force
C-17 Globemaster - Qatar Emiri Air Force
C-130K Hercules - Austrian Air Force
C-130H Hercules - Royal Jordanian Air Force
C-130H Hercules - Royal Netherlands Air Force
C-130J Hercules - Royal Air Force
C-130J-30 Hercules - Qatar Emiri Air Force
C-130B/E Hercules - Pakistan Air Force
CC-130H/J Hercules - Royal Canadian Air Force
MC-130J Commando II - United States Air Force
CP-140 Aurora - Royal Canadian Air Force
C-160D Transall - German Air Force
C-27J Spartan - Italian Air Force
C-27J Spartan - Romanian Air Force
CN-295M - Finnish Air Force
CN-235 100MP - Irish Air Corps
KC-10A Exdenter - United States Air Force
P-3C Orion - German Navy
P-8A Poseidon - United States Navy
A400M Atlas - Germran Air Force
Voyager KC.2/3 - Royal Air Force
Sentinel R.1- Royal Air Force
Phenom 100 - Royal Air Force
ERJ-135/145 - Belgian Air Force
Airbus A400M - German Air Force
An-28B1R Bryza - Polish Navy
F-4E Phantom - Turkish Air Force
Tornado IDS - German Air Force
A-200 Tornado IDS - Italian Air Force
Eurofighter EF2000 - German Air Force
Typhoon FGR.4 - Royal Air Force
F-16AM - Belgian Air Force
F-16AM/BM - Royal Netherlands Air Force
F-15E Strike Eagle - United States Air Force
Su-27 Flanker - Ukrainian Air Force
JAS-39 Gripen - Hungarian Air Force
Hawk T.2 - Royal Air Force
EMB-314 Super Tucano - Embraer SA
CV-22B Osprey - United States Air Force
HH-101A Caesar - Italian Air Force
Hawker Hunter Mk.58 - Civilian
L-29 Delfin - Civilian
Northrop Grumman Firebird
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Post by Flightline Uk » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:33 pm

The Spanish Navy will be participating at the show for the first time a quite a while with a McD EAV-8B Harrier II+ in the flying display. A nice start.

The NATO 70th Anniversary will still be a major theme of the event.
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Post by Adam » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:09 pm

Brilliant start!
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Post by mstares » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:52 am

This summer will be my sixth time crossing the pond for RIAT. I have been blown away by the show each time even during the so called 'off' years. For anyone on tbe N. America side of the Atlantic debating whether or not to make the trip. Do not hesitate.

The Spanish Harrier is an excellent start to the announcements... really moves the needle for me. Exactly the kind of rare act I look for at RIAT.

Mark
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Post by Djack » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:54 am

Great first addition! I agree with Mark with his comments above. I went in 2013, and wish I could go back every single year! If you have the means to go, you owe it to yourself to go! Maybe you'll even run into Mark as I did.

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Post by mstares » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:12 am

Dave,

2013 was indeed a great year, and an eye opener for someone who was only used to N. American Shows. The Gripens (I think that was the year with the Hungarian dump and burn), Rafale, Polish Mig etc were revelations for me. Each following year has had a excellent mix of the 'standard' items leavened with new and rare acts - keeps me coming back.

As you suggest there can be a great social aspect as well, have met some great guys at the show.

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Post by Bingofuel » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:07 pm

Adam wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:29 pm
DBH have also dumped the shuttle bus from Swindon to the Park and View enclosures on the arrivals days
Phew good thing I went last year then.

It’s an amazing show. Plus the two arrivals days mixed with display validations has to be some of the best of the year for aviation enthusiasts, with many types us North Americaners never get to see flying.
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Post by Adam » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:48 pm

Bingofuel wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Adam wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:29 pm
DBH have also dumped the shuttle bus from Swindon to the Park and View enclosures on the arrivals days
Phew good thing I went last year then.

It’s an amazing show. Plus the two arrivals days mixed with display validations has to be some of the best of the year for aviation enthusiasts, with many types us North Americaners never get to see flying.
I had a great time last year, it was my first time doing the full week after several years of doing one or two days. It was by far the best RIAT I have attended, perhaps even the best airshow I've been to full-stop. I'd love to do the same again, but as I don't have a car and can't camp on-site next year, losing the shuttlebus kills it for me. Back to going on one day only...
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Post by boff180 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:50 pm

The first flying participant was announced last week....

Spanish Navy EAV-8B Harrier II Plus
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Post by Flightline Uk » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:12 pm

Swiss Air Force F/A-18C Hornet Demo added.
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