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F/A-18F at RIAT 2004.
B-1B at RIAT 2004.

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the UK's largest air show and is held annually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. It is held in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

It usually attracts about 168,000 spectators, and is a great alternative to Farnborough "business" feeling. RIAT really caters for the enthusiast, and it is possible to buy VIP membership. With a VIP membership you become a Friend of RIAT (FRIAT), this gives you access to a elevated grandstand among other things. The grandstand gives you a excellent photo opportunity. A FRIAT membership cost about 140 to 99.

External links

  • RIAT official website (http://www.airtattoo.com/)
  • Pictures from RIAT 2004 (1) (http://www.pbase.com/fleeting_images/riat2004&page=all/)
  • Pictures from RIAT 2004 (2) (http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~oletjens/bilder/riat2004/)
  • Pictures from RIAT 2002 (http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~oletjens/bilder/riat2002/img/)
  • Pictures from RIAT 2001  (http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~oletjens/bilder/riat2001/img/)

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Royal International Air Tattoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (230 words)
The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest military airshow, held annually over the third weekend in July, usually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.
MC-130P and Sea Stallion Inflight refuelling demo at RIAT 2004.
The sharp end of a Harrier GR7A at RIAT 2005.
UK Airshow Review - RIAT 2004 (1950 words)
The backbone of participation at RIAT tends to be the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force - the "home team", as it were.
RIAT attendees were denied the chance to say goodbye to the F-104 Starfighters of the Italian Air Force though.
At RIAT they were rather lost, and the routine did seem to drag on.
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