RIAT17 - do airshows get any better?

RIAT17 - do airshows get any better?

Postby 197cup on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 2:24 pm

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ImageThunderbirds arrive at RIAT 2017 by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageThunderbirds arrive at RIAT 2017 by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageThunderbirds arrive at RIAT 2017 by Nick Collins, on Flickr
1. Undoubtedly the highlight for many was the Ukrainian Flanker, a graceful beast in a beautiful scheme.
ImageSukhoi Su-27 Flanker-B by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageSukhoi Su-27 Flanker-B by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageSukhoi Su-27 Flanker-B by Nick Collins, on Flickr
4. Powerful finale to the Apache demo.
ImageApache Demo Team by Nick Collins, on Flickr
5. The USAF certainly knew how to provide photogenic flypasts this year. A true wow moment of RIAT17.
ImageB-2a Spirit by Nick Collins, on Flickr
6. For once the weather actually played ball and lit the Flanker in gorgeous late afternoon light.
ImageUkrainian Flanker take off by Nick Collins, on Flickr
7. Couteau Delta picking up where Ramex left off, surely one of the greatest demo teams ever to perform at RIAT.
ImageCouteau Delta Mirage 2000D by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageFlanker top side by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageMirage 2000D "show of force" by Nick Collins, on Flickr
10. The Raptor was as impressive as ever.
ImageF22 "Hoover Pitch" by Nick Collins, on Flickr
11. The Rafale display is in my opinion the best fast jet display in Europe if not the world.
ImageRafale Driver by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageApache demo finale by Nick Collins, on Flickr
13. As I said earlier the USAF really were on form with their flypasts.
ImageSpangs finest "the Warhawks" by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageRaptor "fast pass" by Nick Collins, on Flickr
15. It was nice to see Hawks that weren't black or red, the Fins put on a great display in at times very challenging conditions.
ImageFinnish Midnight Hawks by Nick Collins, on Flickr
16. Liberty Wings finest in their awesome Eagles.
ImageAir dominance Lakenheath style by Nick Collins, on Flickr
17. Lovely to see the Hellenic Phantoms return.
Image01508 - McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II - Hellenic Air Force by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageDassault Mirage 2000D by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageRaptor by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageFrench air power by Nick Collins, on Flickr
21. The Spanish Hornet really deserved an award for the display, the display included some very impressive low speed manoeuvres.
ImageEF-18M | C.15-26 | Ala 15 | Spanish Air Force by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageEF-18M | C.15-26 | Ala 15 | Spanish Air Force by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageEF-18M | C.15-26 | Ala 15 | Spanish Air Force by Nick Collins, on Flickr
24. Nice to see an Aussie Wedgetail, here's a shot of it arriving late on the Wednesday before the show.
ImageE-7A | A30-006 | 2 sqn | RAAF by Nick Collins, on Flickr
25. Great to see some old school jet action with the Italian Tornado.
ImageItalian Tornado A-200 by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageF-15E | 00-3002 | 494fs | RAF Lakenheath by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageSoloTurk by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageRaptor by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageThunderbirds Viper by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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Image30+26 | EF2000 | TLG74 by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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Image51+01 | C-160D | LTG61 by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageZG750/128 | Tornado GR4 | 31sqn | "Pinky" by Nick Collins, on Flickr
33. Lovely last minute surprise from the Israelis with this Hercules.
ImageIsraeli Hercules by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageF22 Raptor by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageThunderbirds by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImagePiloting the Flanker by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageF-16C Thunderbirds by Nick Collins, on Flickr
38. If you like U-2s there was plenty of chances to see them at RIAT17.
ImageDragons Lair by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageT-346A Master 61-16 by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageRoyal Navy Hawk by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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ImageCouteau Delta by Nick Collins, on Flickr
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Re: RIAT17 - do airshows get any better?

Postby p2philip on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 2:38 pm

I am unable to answer that question since I have not been there but what I can say is the shots won't get any better than this ... fantastic!! May I ask what equipment was used?(I know that the photographer is the more important factor but still I'm curious to know)
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Re: RIAT17 - do airshows get any better?

Postby Col. Chibani on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 5:56 pm

Awesome shots !

I've been to the last 4 RIAT (2013-2016), but I didn't attend 2017 for $$$ reasons.

Judging by these pictures, I missed something great, but I thank you for sharing these with us.

About the equipment used, from Flickr :

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
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Re: RIAT17 - do airshows get any better?

Postby aceyone on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 7:16 pm

Superb set :clap:
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Re: RIAT17 - do airshows get any better?

Postby davidjones533 on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 7:47 pm

I may as well just delete all my photos when compared to these.
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Re: RIAT17 - do airshows get any better?

Postby Blackbird on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 9:23 pm

A really excellent set - but Apache shots are just outstanding :clap: :clap:

Andy :smile:
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Re: RIAT17 - do airshows get any better?

Postby planenuttoo on Mon 11 Sep 2017, 10:46 am

Superb pictures Nick, when are you publishing the book?
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Re: RIAT17 - do airshows get any better?

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 11 Sep 2017, 11:24 am

Very nice well processed set :up:
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Re: RIAT17 - do airshows get any better?

Postby stevebrodie on Mon 11 Sep 2017, 2:36 pm

Fantastic collections, but that Housing in front of the cockpit, must surely impact on the pilots forward view, also is the FLIR/Camera slewed to the Crowd ?
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Re: RIAT17 - do airshows get any better?

Postby 197cup on Sun 17 Sep 2017, 7:12 am

Thanks very much for all the kind comments :smile:
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