2005 Edition


RIAT Index

Part One: The Show

Part Two The Big Themes

Part Three: The Fairford Mix

Part Four: The Flying Displays




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Welcome to Flightline UK's coverage of the Royal International Air Tattoo 2005 at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the largest military airshow in world regualrly boasting line-ups of 300 or more aircraft. In 2005 the Tattoo focusses on the secretive world of Surveillance aircraft which includes a wide variety of types from modified business jets, military fast jets to UAVs and the mysterious U-2 spy plane, one of which should be on static display. As ever, there was the largest static and flying displays of the year with everything from a Pitts Special to Eurofighter Typhoon to the mighty B-52H Stratofortress.

 Many thanks to Michele Eccles, the RIAT Media Team, Brian Hayward and the FRIAT Team


Part One: The Show - Overall Review of RIAT 2005


Part Two : The Big Themes - A look at the major themes of RIAT 2005


Part Three : The Fairford Mix - The RIAT 2005 Static Park


Part Four : The Flying Display - Review of the Flying Displays


Looking Back.....

The Daily RIAT Report: 13/07/2005

The Daily RIAT Report: 14/07/2005

The Daily RIAT Report: 15/07/2005

Polish Air Force Sukhoi Su-22UM3K Arrives

Royal Netherlands Air Force AH-64D

RAF Red Arrows and Three Photo-reconnaissance Spitfires in Formation

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