RIAT Fairford Friday 13th July 2018

Our first trip to the RIAT for many years, as we were put off by awful traffic and crowds the last time we visited. This year we elected to purchase tickets for the Cotswold Enclosure which was an additional £73 on top of the £50 entrance cost. We arrived very early (06:10) at the Blue car park hoping to avoid the traffic, and to get into the enclosure as early as possible to secure decent chairs on the flightline, and getting into the car park and parking was a breeze. A sizeable queue had already formed at the pedestrian entrance gate (the gates don’t open until 07:30), and we then made the mistake of following advice from the Marshalls (having flashed our Cotswold Club tags) and endured a bit of a debacle getting into the show, not arriving into the Cotswold Club until after 08:00. With that behind us, a great day was had. Breakfast is not included with the entrance fee, but a very decent lunch and afternoon tea is included as well as complimentary tea and coffee all day. A private pay bar is available to those in the enclosure which is not crowded – due to the spread of tables and garden chairs – as well as private toilets. Well worth the money in my view. The location was near the touchdown point so was good for photos (although we had to lean over other peoples tables – but all were in good spirits). A walk around the static takes hours. The weather didnt play ball though, with a Thunderstorm mid afternoon causing the mass RAF flypast to be cancelled, but to be fair, the rain was a welcome break from the sweltering temperatures!

Fairford 13 Jul 2018.

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