Author: Kieran Lear

Airshow Review – Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2015

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), held annually at RAF Fairford, has gained itself a reputation like no other airshow in the United Kingdom. Its rich history has provided enthusiasts from all over the world a chance to enjoy a wide variety of exotic aeroplanes and indeed, though the so-called “glory days” may be a ghost of RIAT’s past, the Air Tattoo still attracts impressive aircraft participation that makes the airshow one of Europe’s best. Kieran Lear was on hand to review the 2015 edition.

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Airshow Review – Shuttleworth VE Day 70 Anniversary Airshow 2015

It’s finally the season to be jolly again as the airshow season returns, kicking off in sensational style with the Shuttleworth Collection, based at Old Warden, just west of Biggleswade. Commemorating 70 years since Victory in Europe, the season premiere event was a thoroughly enjoyable day out despite Mother Nature’s best efforts to scupper the flying programme. Kieran Lear donned the suncream…and the anorak, and writes for GAR! With photographs by James Wheeler.

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Airshow Review – Planes of Fame Airshow 2014 Practice Day

The first weekend of May saw the annual Planes of Fame airshow at Chino Airport, California, take place. Often described as one of the best airshows in the country, it was an opportunity GAR Deputy Editor, Elliott Marsh, and GAR writer, Kieran Lear, couldn’t afford to miss. Kieran reports from the days leading up to this illustrious airshow, with photographs as credited.

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