Monday, 7 September 2009

Air Tattoo 2010 Countdown

Yes, it's a little early in the day, but the countdown to Air Tattoo 2010 has now begun, and next July, the skies of Gloucestershire will once again roar to the sound of military aircraft from all over the world.

Follwoing the success of this year's show which featured the Vulcan, B52, Red Arrows, Rafael, F18's, and a superb tribute to the Fleet Arm, hopefully next year's display at RIAT will be equally if not better, and don't forget that Farnborough takes place next year, so the chances of seeing both the F22 Raptor & the Rockwell B1 bomber are higher than normal.

It promises to be an excellent show next year, with the theme being based on the Battle of Britain's 70th anniversary, so we can expect a huge involvement from the aircraft prominent in that battle. Maybe a Fly Past of the aircraft involved could be on the cards.

The fun will all begin at next year's RIAT on Tuesday 13th July, as the first items, normally a select few from the USA start to arrive, followed by many many more arrivals on the Wednesday & Thursday, with a mixture of arrivals and practices on the Friday.

The show days will of course be on the Saturday & Sunday, with the Departures Day at Fairford being the Monday.

Everyone starts to get their wish lists sorted now, and hopes that they will be confirmed as from next Spring onwards, but for now, we can dream about the content of the world's best military airshow.

If you are reading this blog then please feel free to comment below, and maybe include what would be in 'your airshow' if you had the chance to stage it.

Or just put down what you would you like to see at RIAT 2010.

The prices for RIAT 2010 will more than likely be released in November or December this year, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

For now though, check out the highlights of the Air Tattoo 2009 on the side of the page, and enjoy!