Ramex Delta practice display (with BIG shock waves!) – RIAT 2016 Day 2

One of the highlights of the show for me, these Armée De L’air pilots really put on a fantastic display in their Mirage 2000Ns

During the fast pas these jets were close to the speed of sound and creating some stunning shock waves. Check out the sound as they reach us – BOOF!

This practice display was shot from the eastern end of the runway on the Thursday 7th July and pretty much wrapped up day 2 for us.

For more information on the 2016 show – https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/lookingback/looking-back-at-2016/airshow-aircraft-confirmed-aircraft

RAF Typhoons and Tornado arrive into RAF Fairford for RIAT 2016

Day 2 of RIAT 2016 and the RAF fast jet contingent arrived en masse. Three Typhoons and a single Tornado GR4.

The special scheme Typhoon (ZK315) is the 41(R) Test and Evaluation Squadron centenary jet.

For more information on the 2016 show – https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/lookingback/looking-back-at-2016/airshow-aircraft-confirmed-aircraft

Ramex Delta Mirage 2000s arrive at RAF Fairford for RIAT 2016

Ramex Delta did some orientation work around the field before running into break as a three ship. I shot some lovely footage of these guys later in the day on their practice display – coming later this week I expect.

For more information on the 2016 show – https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/lookingback/looking-back-at-2016/airshow-aircraft-confirmed-aircraft

USAF F-15s arrive into RAF Fairford for RIAT 2016

Day 2 of RIAT 2016 and the second batch of arrivals shot from the grandstands as part of our FRIAT package from this year.

So the F-15Cs decided to do some pattern work before landing, so in order of landing:

F-15E Strike Eagle (492nd FS Madhatters or Bolars)
x2 F15Cs (493rd FS Grim Reapers)

For more information on the 2016 show – https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/lookingback/looking-back-at-2016/airshow-aircraft-confirmed-aircraft

Screaming TF39s on the C-5B Galaxy

One for the jet engine nerds out there.

I was browsing through some older vids in my back catalogue the other day and came across some older footage of C-5Bs and the unique sound of the old TF39. This sound only exists on videos like this now, so it seems like my duty to get this sound back out there, because otherwise it’ll be gone forever!

Each of these engines produces around 25 tons of thrust. The uprated CF6 on the C-5M produces 22% more thrust than the old TF39, but is 98% less interesting to listen to in my humble opinion 🙂

These clips were shot at RAF Fairford in 2012 and 2014 during the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and during peace-time ops supporting a bomber deployment to the base.

Enjoy the sound of these wonderful engine in full chat.

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers land at RAF Fairford – August 2019

Two B-2A Spirit Stealth Bombers recover back to RAF Fairford in stunning light during their Bomber Task Force Europe deployment on 29th August 2019 under the call sign MYTEE11 and 12.

The first part of the video captures an engine test on the ramp at RAF Fairford, and we were lucky enough to get both of these jets returning at the same time and go into the overhead for a break to land. At the end of the video both jets opened up their bomb bay doors, and I managed to catch this at 9:06.

It’s awesome to see these iconic jets in person and such a privilege to have them back in the UK again. On this day they hooked up with RAF F-35s from Marham for integration training and a photoshoot over the south coast.