Ukrainian SU-27 and IL-76 arrive into RIAT 2017

Probably the highlight of the show for many was the Ukrainian Air Force contribution in the form of the Sukhoi SU-27 Flanker and the Ilyushin IL-76 Candid. The SU-27 ‘digi camo’ scheme is pretty beautiful.

I shot some great footage of the SU-27 display which I’ll be uploading very soon to my YT channel. Stay tuned!

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RIAT 2017 arrivals F-16, MC-130, Typhoons and Chinook

More arrivals from RIAT 2017. I’ve been editing these and uploading them in order of their arrival to the show.
This video was shot on Thursday 13th July 2017.
In order of appearance:

Belgian Air Force F-16AM 1st squadron centenary special scheme
USAF MC-130J from the 67th SOS based at RAF Mildenhall
Luftwaffe Eurofighter Typhoon
RAF Eurofighter Typhoon
RAF CH-47 Chinook

The reason I didn’t make it to the Wednesday arrivals for RIAT 2017 was that I was shooting the 1st squadron jets low level in Wales, which you can see here –
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USAF fast jet arrivals – RIAT 2017 day 1

The second video from the Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 and the arrivals of the USAF and a single Thunderbird 13th July 2017 in order of appearance:

F-16Cs from Spangdahlem Air Base
x2 F-15Cs and an F-15E from RAF Lakenheath
F-16D ‘Thunderbird 7’ from the USAF Thunderbirds

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Dramatic E-3 AWACS fighter style run and break and landing

One from the archives from RIAT 2012 that I recently re-found. This NATO E-3 pilot demonstrated some truly amazing flying skills. A fighter style initial and break to land followed by an early base leg turn and a dramatic landing. The jet must be at 60˚ of bank on the initial turn and pulling so hard that vapour was forming on the top of the wings. Definitely a landing to remember!

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