The Royal International Air Tattoo


Fully lit Typhoon was awesome!

'This pilot is just as handsome as he is skilful!' Booms the enthusiastic Italian commentator as this particular pilot struts his stuff! and on this display he must be very handsome indeed!! For we are at the frankly astonishing

Royal International Air Tattoo.

This is the first time I've been to this Airshow and I have to say It's absolutely amazing! I can't think of better range and display of aircraft, from modern-day jets, old classics, helicopters and so many acrobatic display teams I lost count. It's also huge but not so huge as to be difficult to see everything but plenty big enough to find a great place to plot (bring a gazebo if you want) along the runway and see the displays in all their glory.

Serious power!

There are a bewildering array of aircraft to see, static and in the air.

Air Force

Fighter jets....Hmmmmm


I had tickets for the brilliant Pimms tent which was situated about 50 meters from the runway, right by the take off and landing end, and what a great place to be, fantastic for taking pictures and being right in the action. The Typhoon at full take off thrust was an experience I'll never forget! The commentary was top notch, informative but never boring and in the case of the Italian commentator, very funny. Oh and the copious amounts of Pimms only helped proceedings.

Red Arrows

The Red arrows were one of the many display teams from around the world.

Red Arrows

Italian Display Team

The Italian displaying their colours in style!

Swiss Display team

The precision of the Swiss display team was just insane!

Swiss magic!