Report from Royal International Air Tattoo 2009

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Sunday, July 19, 2009 The Royal International Air Tattoo is the largest military air show in the world. It is held every year on the third weekend of July at RAF Fairford base in Wiltshire, UK. This year it attracted in excess of 160,000 visitors.

Report from Sunday

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The weather can best be described as changeable; with the majority of the day dominated by short squalls and storms, interjected with brief spells of sunshine. This meant many of the planned displays were cancelled, including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and many of ongoing displays were cut short.

The first aeroplane due to show, the RAF C-17 Globemaster was unable to display, having been called out to Afghanistan earlier in the week. It was seen transiting overhead during the day returning from Afghanistan.

The following is a photo story, with many of the main attractions during the day. Click on the images to enlarge them.

The Vulcan and B-52 provided an evocative picture for all


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