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RIAT 2006
RIAT 2006

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. The show attracts around 150,000 spectators. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 582 KB) Summary Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2006 Photograph by Self Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 582 KB) Summary Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2006 Photograph by Self Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 573 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2006 Photograph by Self I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 573 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2006 Photograph by Self I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and... RAF Fairford is a Royal Air Force station in Gloucestershire, England, near to Fairford. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130...

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History

The RIAT started in 1971 as an airshow to support the Royal Air Force Association held at North Weald, Essex. It outgrew the small airfield and the show was moved to the United States Air Force operated base of RAF Greenham Common near Newbury, Berkshire in 1973. The Air Tattoo was held at Greenham Common in 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981 and 1983. When the airfield was selected as a cruise missile base, a new venue at RAF Fairford was found. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1971: Events January January 6 - the US Marine Corps takes delivery of its first AV-8 Harriers January 22 - a US Navy P-3 Orion sets a distance record of 7,010 miles (11,282 km) for an aircraft in its... The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) is a UK-based organisation which provides care and support to serving and retired members of the Royal Air Forces (that is, Air Forces of the British Commonwealth) and their dependants. ... North Weald is a village near Ongar the Epping Forest district of Essex, United Kingdom. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Greenham Common in 2005. ... RAF Fairford is a Royal Air Force station in Gloucestershire, England, near to Fairford. ...


The first Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford was in 1985. It became an annual show from 1993. Due to runway repairs at RAF Fairford the show was held at RAF Cottesmore, Rutland in 2000 and 2001. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1985: Events Ryanair founded initially as a full-service carrier. ... RAF Cottesmore is a Royal Air Force station in Rutland, England, situated between Cottesmore and Market Overton. ... Oakham Castle Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 2000: // January 30 - Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 2001: Events April: The unmanned aircraft Global Hawk flies automatically from Edwards AFB in the US to Australia non-stop and unrefuelled. ...


In 1996 the show was awarded a royal warrant to use the prefix Royal and it became the Royal International Air Tattoo.


The shows have had a number of airshow firsts, including the first display and landing of a B-2A Spirit outside of the United States. The United States Air Force is the only agency in the world that operates the B-2 Spirit. ...


Although the show has been a showcase for the world's military, the show has become an important precursor to the bi-annual Farnborough Air Show held in the following week. It allows the aerospace industry to display and present itself outside of the commercial pressures of the Farnborough show. Farnborough 2006 Farnborough 2006 The Red Arrows in formation at Farnborough The Airbus A380, at Farnborough The Farnborough International Airshow is a seven-day international trade fair for the aerospace business which is held biannually in England. ...


In 2006 around 300 aircraft were on display from 24 different countries.


1993 MiG incident

In 1993 two Mig-29s collided, raising fears of a repeat of the Ramstein airshow disaster, where 70 people died when an aircraft crashed into the public area. However, the MiGs crashed away from the public and no one was hurt on the ground [1]. After having ejected, the two Russian pilots landed safely using their parachutes [2]. Investigators later determined that pilot error was the cause of the accident because after one pilot did a reverse loop and disappeared into the clouds, the other one lost sight of his comrade and aborted the routine. The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum) is a Russian fighter aircraft used in the air superiority role. ... The Ramstein airshow disaster was one of the worlds worst airshow disasters. ... US Air Force F-15 Eagle ejection seat test using a mannequin. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... The Apollo 15 capsule landed safely despite a parachute failure. ...


2007

The 2007 RIAT will be held at RAF Fairford on the 14 July and 15 July, it will have two major themes:- RAF Fairford is a Royal Air Force station in Gloucestershire, England, near to Fairford. ... July 14 is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • 60th Anniversary of the United States Air Force
  • Agile and adaptable - Training for effective and efficient air power

External links

  • Official website
  • Michael Pead :: Photos of the Fairford Airshow
  • RIAT 2006 photo set
  • Preview of the RIAT 2007

Reviews of Previous RIATs (taken from official news page)

  • Review of RIAT 2006 - airscene.org.uk
  • Review of RIAT 2006 - airshows.org.uk
  • Review of RIAT 2006 - checksix-online.com
  • Review of RIAT 2005 - airshows.org.uk
  • Review of RIAT 2005 - airscene.org.uk
  • Review of RIAT 2005 - aircraftinaction.co.uk

  Results from FactBites:
 
Royal International Air Tattoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 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.
The Air Tattoo was held at Greenham Common between 1985 and 1993, when the airfield was re-activated for military use the show had to move, and a new venue at RAF Fairford was found.
The first Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford was in 1994, and it became an annual show.
Flightline UK - Royal International Air Tattoo 2006 - PREVIEW (1093 words)
The Royal International Air Tattoo is the largest military airshow in the world attracting 300+ aircraft from around the world each year.
RIAT is held at RAF Fairford, in Gloucestershire which is to the north of Swindon.
The Royal international Air Tattoo 2006 will give both air arms and civilian operators the opportunity to demonstrate airlift effectiveness in the 21st century with an unparalleled display of speed, agility and adaptability at what has become one of the greatest events in the aviation calendar.
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