Royal International Air Tattoo – RIAT 2014

On even numbered years the Royal International Air Tattoo precedes the Farnborough Airshow so extra participants are usually anticipated. 2014 was no exception with the announcement that the F-35 Lightning might make a European debut at Fairford and then operate from the modern USAF facilities there during its Farnborough demonstrations. Sadly an engine issue prevented this but, such is the density of star performers at RIAT, once confirmed, a star studded and seamless airshow still astounded and entertained the hoardes of visitors.