USA - Air Force Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II (all models) 82-0649
AIRSHOWS & EVENTS RIAT 2011 display day photos
Liam Paul McBride
Image ID: 146684
Operator: USA - Air Force - 82-0649
Aircraft: Fairchild - A-10 Thunderbolt II (all models)
Airport: UK - England - Fairford (FFD / EGVA)
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2011-7-16 by Trevor Thornton [Contact]
Camera setting: DSLR-A700, 1/1250s, f/5.6 at 250mm ISO 100
(17.7.2011, 13:07 CET)
The start of a promising display which was cut short after only a couple of minutes, presumably due to technical problems. The first day of RIAT was a mixture of disappointments and high points, with the first 2 hours of the display lost to heavy rain so that highly anticipated items such as the Saudi Hawks were lost. Other items lived up to expectations such as the powerful performance by the Rafale, fully loaded Typhoon, Vulcan and Frecce Tricolori.
1 Mark J Kopczewski
(19 July 2011 - 00:07 CET)
What kit are you using? Very clear and sharp captures.
(19 July 2011 - 12:26 CET)
Mark JK - Sony 80-400 for flight shots.