RIAT departures day, 22nd July 2013

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Well there it was, arriving again at speed when you’d waited ages for it to arrive. RIAT 2013 and my annual early morning trip and charge up to Fairford to catch departures on the Monday from the Western P&V area. Variety was superb this year, and the main reason for heading to view the Monday activities giving the opportunity to see everything on the ground leaving for home (or other air shows such as Culdrose). I have split the departures into UK, European, Other air arms, and privately owned this year, and have attempted to provide type and serial info where possible: –

UK aircraft

Boeing Westland WAH-64 Longbow Apache

Boeing Westland WAH-64 Longbow Apache

Westland WS-61 Sea King HAR3A ZH542

Westland WS-61 Sea King HAR3A ZH542

Panavia Tornado GR4 ZA492

Panavia Tornado GR4 ZA492

EHI EH-101 Merlin HM1 (Mk111) ZH861

EHI EH-101 Merlin HM1 (Mk111) ZH861

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon FGR4 ZK329 (FH)

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon FGR4 ZK329 (FH)

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon F2 ZJ934 (QO-T)

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon F2 ZJ934 (QO-T)

Vickers VC10 K3 ZA148 (G)

Vickers VC10 K3 ZA148 (G)

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon FGR4 ZK343 (EA)

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon FGR4 ZK343 (EA)

EHI EH-101 Merlin HC3 (Mk411) ZJ130 (O)

EHI EH-101 Merlin HC3 (Mk411) ZJ130 (O)

Boeing Chinook HC2 (352) ZA674

Boeing Chinook HC2 (352) ZA674

Westland WS-61 Sea King HAR3 ZA105 (Q)

Westland WS-61 Sea King HAR3 ZA105 (Q)

Boeing C-17A Globemaster III ZZ173

Boeing C-17A Globemaster III ZZ173

European air arms

Dassault Mirage F1CR 118-CF French AF

Dassault Mirage F1CR 118-CF French AF

Eurocopter TH89 Super Puma (AS-332M1) T-323 Swiss AF

Eurocopter TH89 Super Puma (AS-332M1) T-323 Swiss AF

Tornado ECR 46+57 German AF

Tornado ECR 46+57 German AF

Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 C-168 Danish AF

Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 C-168 Danish AF

Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow RNAF

Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow RNAF

General Dynamics (Fokker) F-16AM Fighting Falcon (401) J-196 RNAF

General Dynamics (Fokker) F-16AM Fighting Falcon (401) J-196 RNAF

General Dynamics (Fokker) F-16AM Fighting Falcon (401) J-015 RNAF

General Dynamics (Fokker) F-16AM Fighting Falcon (401) J-015 RNAF

Airtech CN-235-100M 253 Irish Air Corps

Airtech CN-235-100M 253 Irish Air Corps

General Dynamics (Fokker) F-16AM Fighting Falcon J-002 RNAF

General Dynamics (Fokker) F-16AM Fighting Falcon J-002 RNAF

AgustaWestland EH-101 Mk512 Merlin Joint Supporter M-513 RDAF

AgustaWestland EH-101 Mk512 Merlin Joint Supporter M-513 RDAF

Airbus A310-304/MRTT 10+25 German AF

Airbus A310-304/MRTT 10+25 German AF

Lockheed P-3C Orion 60+01 German Navy

Lockheed P-3C Orion 60+01 German Navy

Embraer EMB-135LR (ERJ-135LR) CE-02 Belgium AF

Embraer EMB-135LR (ERJ-135LR) CE-02 Belgium AF

CASA C-295M 023 Polish AF

CASA C-295M 023 Polish AF

Transall C-160R 64-GM French AF

Transall C-160R 64-GM French AF

CASA C-295MPA Persuader 16710 Portuguese AF

CASA C-295MPA Persuader 16710 Portuguese AF

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon S MM7299 Italian AF

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon S MM7299 Italian AF

KC-767A MM62228 Italian AF

KC-767A MM62228 Italian AF

Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules (L-382) G-273 RNAF

Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules (L-382) G-273 RNAF

McDonnell Douglas KDC-10-30CF T-264 RNAF

McDonnell Douglas KDC-10-30CF T-264 RNAF

Embraer EMB-145H 729 Greek AF

Embraer EMB-145H 729 Greek AF

Alenia C-27J Spartan RS-50 Italian AF

Alenia C-27J Spartan RS-50 Italian AF

Other air arms

Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382) 345 Royal Jordanian AF

Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382) 345 Royal Jordanian AF

Embraer R-99B (EMB-145RS) FAB 6750 Brazilian AF

Embraer R-99B (EMB-145RS) FAB 6750 Brazilian AF

Privately owned

B-25 and Corsair Red Bull

B-25 and Corsair Red Bull

Super Connie

Super Connie

Super Connie

Super Connie

Vulcan B2 XH558

Vulcan B2 XH558

Canberra PR9 XH134

Canberra PR9 XH134

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A (28) G-PBYA

Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBV-1A Canso A (28) G-PBYA

And a couple of extra shots to finish, a great day out and well recommended if you’ve never done it!!!

Airbus A310-304/MRTT 10+25 German AF

Airbus A310-304/MRTT 10+25 German AF

Lockheed P-3C Orion 60+01 German Navy

Lockheed P-3C Orion 60+01 German Navy

Super Connie

Super Connie

Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382) 345 Royal Jordanian AF

Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382) 345 Royal Jordanian AF