In 2018 we travelled to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford for the 10th time in a row. Because of the RAF100 celebrations there was a lot of interest for our bus trips and we were able to offer several options to visit the show.
With the show being on Friday as well this year (a full show day), we decided to visit on Friday as well. This day would feature the RAF100 formation.
Despite the fact the RAF100 was maybe not so ‘big’ as expected, this year’s RIAT was a very interesting edition again that many enjoyed very much.
On Thursday 12 July the first two coaches departed the Netherlands on their way to the UK. The participants on these coaches were either visiting RIAT on Friday and Saturday or visiting for the whole weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the Monday).
The Friday weather (13 July) was not as brilliant as hoped for. The almost endless period of hot weather and sunshine was interrupted today with some clouds and a short period of bad weather. Unfortunately this period of bad weather coincided with the scheduled RAF100 flypast, which was then cancelled.
On this Friday another four coaches started their journey towards Fairford, while the two that had left the day before ended up in Reading (not Swindon this year) that evening to drop the participants at their hotel for the night.