Archive for February, 2013

Looking Back at Some Air Tattoos – Part Two

The Air Tattoos on either side of the Millenium were attended by countries with very interesting aircraft.  The Soviet Union had dissolved, and many Warsaw Pact air forces were replacing their old designs with newer Western and Russian jets.  Most SU-22 and MiG-21, -23 and -29 fighters were in their last years of service.  NATO […]

Looking Back at Some Air Tattoos – Part One

Between 1997 and 2002, I attended six grand air shows in the United Kingdom.  The yearly celebration of military aviation known as the Royal International Air Tattoo, or RIAT for short, brought together several hundred military aircraft in one place at one time.  As a matter of fact, Guinness World Records recognized the 2003 Tattoo […]