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Royal International Air Tattoo

RAF Cottesmore GB, 28th & 29th July 2001

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As always the RIAT was a great airshow, they did it again as usual. The USAF performance was a little better than last year, but we love to see more USAF/USNavy. ( We think they aren't allowed, why not?? In Japan they show 9 F-14's in formation?!! More interest in Japan?? No problem but give us a little more, in the 80's we saw many full USAF/USNavy displays in Europe. Also the displays in the US are very poor.  USAF/USNavy show the people your still the biggest Air Power in the world. With Mr Bush as new president we hope it is getting better for the airshows in the future.) They flew the B-2 (only 1 pass), F-15 (full demo), F-117, C-141, C-17 and the B-1 only a few passes but it was very good to see. If you are looking for the static display planes pictures. Not here, sorry we don't like pics from planes on the ground. 

A few planes became an award for their performance. It's amazing the RIAT gets every year so many planes together, we think there is no better team to do an Airshow, the first SkyFlash Airshow must be organized by this RIAT team (our dream). This is with no doubt on of the best Airshows in the world, keep up this good work RIAT.  The weather was this year sunny, hazy, cloudy and warm.

RIAT thanks for a great warm Airshow weekend, must have been hard work but it was superb.  

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Supermarine Spitfire 

BBM
Vampire T-11

Privately owned

Rockwell B-1B Lancer 

United States Air Force
Rockwell B-1B Lancer 

United States Air Force
Rockwell B-1B Lancer 

United States Air Force
Rockwell B-1B Lancer 

United States Air Force
Rockwell B-1B Lancer 

United States Air Force
Rockwell B-1B Lancer 

United States Air Force
Rockwell B-1B Lancer 

United States Air Force
Hawker Hunter 

Privately owned,
Swiss Hunter Team
Hawker Hunter 

Privately owned,
Swiss Hunter Team
Hawker Hunter 

Privately owned,
Swiss Hunter Team

The King Hussein Memorial Sword (Best overall) – a win category for Rod Dean and his joint UK/Swiss Hunter Team on the 50th anniversary of this elegant jet fighter.

As temperatures soared into the mid-80s on the hottest weekend of the year, The Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Cottesmore, Rutland, attracted an estimated 200,000 visitors. The airshow medical center treated 220 spectators with sunburn or dehydration.

 

Hawker Hunter 

Privately owned
Hawker Hunter 

Privately owned
Hawker TF.58 Hunter 

Privately owned
C-20A 

United States Air Force

Mikoyan Mig-21 Lancer 

Romanian Air Force
Hawk

Royal Air Force

Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk

United States Air Force
Locckheed F-117A Nighthawk

United States Air Force
Seaking

Royal Air Force

MH-53 Pave Low

United States Air Force

Over 350 aircraft from 30 nations flew in for Europe’s biggest airshow, celebrating its 30th birthday. On both days, in near perfect conditions.

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