On the monday, following RIAT, RAF Fairford becomes one of the busiest military airfields in the world. A mass of departures from the airfield as aircraft depart to all parts of the globe.
It is my favourite day of the show weekend as you get to see almost everything fly. Well almost everything.
Sat in the FRIAT stand we sometimes get the waggle of a wing or a wave from the backseat. It beats the annual bunfight at the Park and View enclosure where you cant guarantee a spot on the fence for a clear view. It’s one of the reasons I havent given up on the FRIAT package.