Heart Pumping Takeoffs From Yesterday’s RIAT Show
This Show Is Just Spectacular.
Great videos of our favorite planes are typically pretty hard to find. Although spontaneous flybys caught on mobile devices are pretty neat to see, they’re typically very shaky with horrible, ear shattering sound. This one however, is different. Clean and polished, it captures some of the best takeoffs we’ve seen in a while. Plus, it was recorded during one of the best airshows in the world.
Here are the planes you’ll get to see takeoff:
- F-22 Raptor
- F-16 Fighting Falcon
- Eurofighter Typhoon
The Royal International Air Tattoo or RIAT, is the biggest airshow in Europe. Starting back in 1971 as a volunteer project at a small airfield in England, it’s now held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire and is 3,500 people strong.
Every year, this three day event features almost 250 aircraft from 19 countries. Over 150,000 people come through the show during this event, inspiring both aviation enthusiasts as well as children who are just tagging along. As a matter of fact, kids under 16 can get in for free as long as they’re accompanied by an adult. That’s a great way encourage youngsters to fly.
Enough about that though. Check out these takeoffs. The F-22 is definitely my favorite.