International Air Tattoo 95 RAF Fairford

International Air Tattoo 95 RAF Fairford

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Fri 19 May 2017, 4:01 pm

What's your favourite ever IAT? its totally subjective, and many people will say "1997!". For me it was 1995. Aside from ATI 92 at Boscombe Down of course. I can't write lots of prose in justification; it was the usual 90's mix of rare visitors and sheer volume of participants. It did have a lavish set piece finale, a proper Theatre in the Air moment, which was never quite matched again. Maybe that was the reason it stands out in my memory.

A few memory jolters from me then. No photo bus trip this year, as they'd been scaled right back. So starting with a wander round some statics.

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and on to some moving aircraft
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some airshow scenes are timeless
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and some of their time
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Marche Verte trailing their ties by this stage of the display
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brand spanking new - the first time we saw Patrouille Suisse with F-5Es
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and the last time for those much maligned and under rated Grasshoppers
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and I suspect the flying appearance for the Wessex too
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Team Duha were a sight and sound to behold
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Let me just go a little OTT on the Viggen display here
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Veterans were flown in for the Victory salute by Tiger Moth
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I won't describe the finale as its described in the programme below. The sky and ground were full, like a Wilf Hardy come to life.
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and finally, here's a flick through the programme and a vintage FIAT badge. None of those fancy lanyards in those days!
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I would have been most annoyed that the Mossie's home base was printed as Woodford!

I hope you enjoyed the memories folks.

cheers,
Nige.
Last edited by Wrexham Mackem on Fri 19 May 2017, 9:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: International Air Tattoo 95 RAF Fairford

Postby john001 on Fri 19 May 2017, 4:48 pm

Pah.. what sort of a show do you call that - civil airliners, wing walkers, Tiger Moths better off at the Shuttleworth or Woburn, flying lawnmowers...
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Re: International Air Tattoo 95 RAF Fairford

Postby Blackbird on Fri 19 May 2017, 7:23 pm

If I may, I'll fill in with (mainly) the static:
Image05 by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

Image____NO_DX_2 by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

Image31 by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

Image32 by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

Image36 by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

Just goes to show how long it took to get this into service!
ImageRIAT 95 (11) by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

Image07 by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageRIAT 95-1 (15) by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageRIAT 95-1 (20) by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageRIAT 95-1 (4) by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageRIAT 95-1 (9) by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageRIAT 95-1 by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageRIAT 95-2 (14) by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageRIAT 95-2 (11) by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageRIAT 95-2 (22) by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageRIAT 95-3 (19) by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageRIAT 95-5 (10) by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageRIAT95-4 (17) by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageRIAT 95 (9) by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

Image17 by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

Andy :smile:
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Re: International Air Tattoo 95 RAF Fairford

Postby Blackbird on Sat 20 May 2017, 5:08 am

Here's a few more to add to the variety on show that year:
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Sorry about the chap's head in this one - does it belong to anyone on here?!
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A bit of a rarity I believe
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The magnificent Viggen in that stunning camo
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No visit to (R)IAT can be complete without this perennial favourite :lol:
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Andy :smile:
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Re: International Air Tattoo 95 RAF Fairford

Postby Unknown74 on Sat 20 May 2017, 9:08 am

Hi Wrexham Mackem, in answer to your question regarding your favourite IAT, I have only ever been to 2 1991 and 1993 and in that order is my preference I just loved 1991 superb show with Gulf, Tiger Meet and Czech Aircraft all attending. 1993 was a good show as well but didn't think it was as good as 1991 but I still enjoyed it.
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