Fairford 1993 - 30th anniversary of that Air Tattoo

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Thank you so much for posting this brilliant set of photos and the wonderful commentary. Seeing the Wyton Canberra brought back memories of an ATC camp there in 1990. You can't beat waking up in a tent to the sound of Avons spooling up on the other side of the fence! A few of us went to the Boscombe Down show in '90 that you mentioned, I must dig around and see if there any photos buried in a box. Thanks again!

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Excellent stuff Paul, those 90s shows certainly were classics

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I've just looked back over this thread (yet) again and enjoyed it as much as I did the first time. How fortunate we were to have had shows like that back in the day with such stunning participants. As some one else said, where did it all go wrong?

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I've trawled this section and don't think I've ever seen this thread.

I remember this year well, not for being there but my dad (god rest his soul) for crashing his FIAT that very morning in Yateley on route to Fairford.

At the time i wasn't particularly bothered about aircraft (i just loved an airshow and the noise) but fast forward to now and I'd have been absolutely seething, lol.

It looked an absolute belter of a show

Like many thanks for sharing with the commentary, really adds to the post.

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It’s like something you’d create on a flight simulator as a kid as your perfect airshow!

Thanks for sharing, can someone invent a time machine please?

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Cheers everyone for all the nice comments and your own personal memories. I have to be honest the build up for this year's show and some of the incredible unexpected items being listed is certainly lining this show up to be a classic among the modern era, and I thought 2022 was going to take some beating. fingers crossed for the weather.

Here are a few more from 1993 to keep the good flow for the Tattoo going.
ImageWessex HC2 XV722/WH 2FTS RAF Shawbury by Paul Downes, on Flickr

Don;t know who left that crappy rare XR4i there?
ImageScout AH1 XP849 ETPS Boscombe Down by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageJaguar T2 XX830 ETPS Boscombe Down by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageAlpha Jet 1B AT12 AT11 AT08 11 Squadron Belgian Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageL-410UVP Turbolet 1132 1DVLP Czech Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageS-61A U-278 722 Squadron Royal Danish Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageC-130H Hercules B-678 721 Squadron Royal Danish Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageLynx HAS4(FN) 811 34F French Navy by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageBr1150 Atlantic MM40125/30-12 30 Stormo Italian Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

Image727-22C NZ7271 40 Squadron Royal New Zealand Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageFalcon 50 7401 504 Squadron Portuguese Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageCN235-100 T-19B-11/35-29 Ala35 Spanish Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageC-5B Galaxy 87-0041 20ALS/436MAW US Air Force Dover AFB by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageC-9A Nightingale 71-0881 55ALS/86 Wing US Air Force Ramstein AFB by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageC-141B Starlifter 66-0144 17ALS/437AW US Air Force Charleston AFB by Paul Downes, on Flickr
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Unbelievable pictures , year before I was born this one annoyingly !! Wish I could go back . Looks like we are in for a modern day classic RIAT this year
Airshows 2024 - Duxford VE day, Duxford Summer Airshow, RIAT, Duxford The Americans, Miramar, Pacific Airshow

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Oh happy days!