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3 days at RIAT 2017 (Updated 23/07/17)


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Great shots as ever and thanks.  Saturday am was so disappointing to have missed the Midnight Hawks, Typhoon, Belgian F-16, Spanish F/A-18 and Raptor - I was lucky to see all those on Friday.  Highlights once it cleared after lunch were the SoloTurk, the Rafale, the Flanker and the C-27J doing a full roll...

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Thanks very much, Andy. My friend and I were equally disappointed on Saturday morning. I heard the Midnight Hawks leader calling the tower to advise that he was aborting the display after a couple of minutes. Here's to better weather next year....

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2 hours ago, Alpha Delta 210 said:

I've seen some great pictures taken from Totterdown, and have thought about trying it myself! How much does it cost?

It was £7.50 per person, good value in my opinion. I took my camera but only had a couple of hours sleep the night before, so didn't use it!

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1 hour ago, Dave in Oxford said:

It was £7.50 per person, good value in my opinion. I took my camera but only had a couple of hours sleep the night before, so didn't use it!

 

Was it very crowded? A discussion on another forum suggested that it was great for alternative shots but had become very busy and therefore lost a lot of its attraction. I've never been but it's a location that perhaps I ought to think about.

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4 minutes ago, Latinbear said:

 

Was it very crowded? A discussion on another forum suggested that it was great for alternative shots but had become very busy and therefore lost a lot of its attraction. I've never been but it's a location that perhaps I ought to think about.

It was my first time on the hill, I went with a friend who said it had become more crowded, but it was certainly less crowded than the airfield was the last time I went there (pre 1995).

 

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Just now, Dave in Oxford said:

It was my first time on the hill, I went with a friend who said it had become more crowded, but it was certainly less crowded than the airfield was the last time I went there (pre 19950.

 

 

Many thanks. It's nice being inside for all that is on offer but there is a lot to be said for getting a different view of the display.

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1 minute ago, Latinbear said:

 

Many thanks. It's nice being inside for all that is on offer but there is a lot to be said for getting a different view of the display.

It's certainly a pleasant relaxed atmosphere on the hill, I was sat by my friend's car all day drinking beer and watching planes at close quarters. I'll be there again next year!

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A stunning and comprehensive set of images from the show, the Ukrinian Flanker has to be my favourite, the F-22 looks amazing too.

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Thanks for the kind words, Latinbear. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed looking at the images. The Flanker was the highlight for me, even though I only saw it on the Saturday, due to leaving early on the Sunday for work reasons.

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