1994 RAF Fairford - Royal International Air Tattoo
Fairford 1994 was my first RIAT and largest airshow which i ever attended at that time. At the time there was an abundance of interesting aircraft and in retrospect even more…. The list is too long to describe – I will try a very small sum up:
*1994 was the ‘40years Hercules’ celebration. Therefore many countries sent one of their Hercules aircraft; most notable participants were Australia, New Zealand, Chili, Brazil, Malaysia, Oman and Jordan.
The US sent a lot of interesting Hercules sub types like the AC130A, EC130H, HC130H, HC130N, HC130P, LC130H, MC130E, KC130F and KC130T-30.
All RAF Hercules types were present with the most interesting being the Hercules W2.
*This airshow saw a Russian Tu142 Bear sharing static together with an American B52H. Something not imaginable during the Cold War or even anno 2017…
In this era many nowadays retired aircraft types were still operational like Spanish AV8S Matadors, French & Italian Atlantiques, French Super Frelon, Swedish Lansen & Drakens, German Navy Do25 Skyservant, the US with an HQ USEUCOM UH1H , Patrouille Suisse with their Hunters and the Dutch Grasshoppers with their Alouette III’s.
The British were represented by one or more operational Canberra, Chipmunk, Harrier, Jaguar, Nimrod, Tristar, VC10, Wessex, Buccaneer, Harvard, Hunter (ETPS), Comet 4C and Concorde aircraft.
And much more… if interested in the entire log I would refer to the www.scramble.nl Showreports section.
- HerculesW2 XV208 MRF
- LC130H 83-0490 139AS
- JaguarT2 XX830 ETPS
- Tu142 93 NavyReg (2)
- Tu142 93 NavyReg (1)
- WessexHC2 XT606WL 2FTS
- Do28D2 59+25 MFG5
- AC130A 53-3129 711SOS
- C130E 64-0539FT 23W (2)
- C130E 64-0539FT 23W (1)
- B1B 86-0132DY 337BS 7BW
- B52H 60-0052MT 23BS 5BW
- Bo105CB 2667824 AF2
- Br1150 MM40116 30-01 30St
- Br1150 17 24F