RIAT 2006 Index

Part One : The Show

Part Two: Rapid Global Effect

Part Three: Fairford Fusion

Part Four: The Flying Display




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UK Armed Forces and QinetiQ Aircraft

Perhaps of dissappointment to some was the small contigent from the UK's own flying arms. It seemed that the RAF simply couldn't afford to more that one example of each type at the show. That was further reduced following the unfortunate incident with the Harrier GR9 on it's way to RAF Fairford. There were also no specially marked aircraft apart from the familiar Dominie T1 and King Air 200 from RAF Cranwell.




Fairford Fusion

As ever RIAT brings together a multitude of aircraft together from around the world. Star items of the static park this year were the Czech JAS39C Gripen, a pair of A-7H Corsair IIs from the Hellenic Air Force and a pair of F-4E Phantom IIs from the turkish aircraft. Also on static display was Peter Vacher's lovely Hurricane I. Almost every form of military and civilian aviation os covered at RIAT. Also visiting throughout the 6 days at Fairford were a number of support and VIP aircraft including a rare Polish Air Force Yak-40. A number of companies also sent prototypes and development aircraft to the show including BAE Systems Hawk Mk128 or T2 as it will be known in the RAF. We have also inlcuded a couple of highlights (for enthusiasts anyway - FCC may not agree!) from departures and arrivals.




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