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Aircraft Photos of RAF Flypast during 90th anniversary celebrations at RAF Fairford


70th Anniversary of the United States Air Force

Pictures:
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, Gates Learjet C-21A, Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules, Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit, Rockwell B-1B Lancer
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA) · United Kingdom
Date:
14 - 16 July 2017


USAF celebrates its 70th Anniversary at RIAT 2017 A salute to the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force at RIAT 2017.

A series of spectacular flypasts and jaw-dropping displays ensured the USAF's 70th anniversary was celebrated in style at a sold out Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.

Among the aerial highlights were the USAF Thunderbirds, whose highly-choreographed pre-flight routines were as entertaining as their flying display. Flying F-16 Fighting Falcons, the team was joined on the Friday by nine Red Arrows' Hawks for a colourful joint flypast to launch the airshow.

Joining the Thunderbirds to celebrate the USAF anniversary were vintage American warbirds including a B-17 and P-51D Mustang, a state-of-the-art F-22 Raptor and a dramatic flypast by a number of UK and European based USAF aircraft.

On the Sunday, visitors were treated to a surprise flypast by a stealth B-2 Spirit bomber that was taking part in an epic 23-hour transatlantic "Global Power" training flight from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. The aircraft was escorted by two F-15 fighters.

Compiled from RIAT News Centre



Boeing
B-52H Stratofortress



Boeing
C-17A Globemaster III



Boeing
F-15E Strike Eagle



Boeing
KC-135R Stratotanker



Bell-Boeing
CV-22B Osprey



Gates Learjet C-21A



Lockheed
F-16CJ Fighting Falcon



Lockheed U-2S



Lockheed Martin
C-130J-30 Hercules



Lockheed Martin
F-22A Raptor



McDonnell Douglas
F-15C Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle



Northrop Grumman
B-2A Spirit



Rockwell
B-1B Lancer



Thunderbirds
United States Air Force
Air Demonstration Squadron


United States Air Force
Heritage Flight




The participating USAF aircraft during RIAT 2017 airshow:

- Boeing B-52H Stratofortress (60-0022 / LA)
- Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (09-9212)
- Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle (00-3002 / LN)
- Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (58-0100 / D)
- Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (58-0118 / D)
- Boeing KC-135T Stratotanker (59-1471 / D)
- Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (11-0058)
- Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey (11-0061)
- Gates Learjet C-21A (84-0126)
- Lockheed F-16CJ Fighting Falcon (90-0813 / SP)
- Lockheed F-16CM Fighting Falcon (91-0392 / 5) - Thunderbirds
- Lockheed F-16CM Fighting Falcon (91-0412 / SP)
- Lockheed F-16CM Fighting Falcon (92-3881 / 1) - Thunderbirds
- Lockheed F-16CM Fighting Falcon (92-3888 / 6) - Thunderbirds
- Lockheed F-16CM Fighting Falcon (92-3898 / 7) - Thunderbirds
- Lockheed F-16CM Fighting Falcon (92-3908 / 2) - Thunderbirds
- Lockheed F-16DM Fighting Falcon (91-0479 / 4) - Thunderbirds
- Lockheed U-2S (80-1083 / BB)
- Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules (08-8602 / RS)
- Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon (96-0080 / SP)
- Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon (96-0083 / SP)
- Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor (08-4163 / FF)
- Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor (09-4180 / FF)
- McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (84-0015 / LN)
- McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (84-0027 / LN)
- McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (86-0156 / LN)
- McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (86-0174 / LN)
- McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (86-0176 / LN)
- McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (91-0309 / LN)
- McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (91-0313 / LN)
- McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (91-0335 / LN)
- Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit (93-1087 / WM)
- Rockwell B-1B Lancer (85-0060 / EL)
- United States Air Force Heritage Flight


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