Absolutely spot on my friend. In all fairness I am already thinking that I'll be finding something else to photograph in the next few years (my gig work is starting to pick up.) as most of the good stuff is in museums now. I do enjoy the 5th generation airframes, but who needs a full day of the same aircraft being displayed by multiple nations??hernaman86 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:39 pmMark i completely agree with everything you have said, and thats all i was trying to say, the tattoo is meant to be the biggest military air show in the world where you see all the unique stuff you wouldn't normally see at an air show, so by putting up 5 f16's for displays gets a bit same old, i love they have the MIG 21, the harrier, fantastic, be great to have more of the unique kinda stuff.
and as for the prop teams, they are boring, you can clearly see it on the crowds faces, the blades team are 100% a seaside airshow, they go on far too long, i will actually say id rather see another F16 than the blades or anything like that haha! Only prop display team worthy of being at RIAT should be the BBMF which is class!
I'm no warbird photographer (shaky hands unfortunately) so to me the airshow scene in the UK is slowly dying off after the Shoreham incident (if not before!!). Riat is the last bastion of adrenalin and that's starting to get stale too..
Also social media means its nigh on impossible to get any unique or different photo's now as every man and their dog know whats happening. At least I had a good run from 2005 to 2010 before social media ruined the world.