Airbus A380 and A400 'Grizzly' Flypasts

with the RAF Red Arrows at RIAT 2013

 

 

As part of the Royal International Air Tattoo 2013 EADS sent a couple of their

aircraft to participate in the 2013 airshow.

In its brand new British Airways livery was Airbus A380-841, G-XLEA which did a couple of flypasts on

Saturday 20th July with the Red Arrows. This was the first time I'd ever seen an A380 and I

must say I was very impressed with the size of the aircraft and its manoeuvreability.

Seeing the aircraft flying in formation with the Red Arrows was amazing, you

certainly get a good impression of how big the aircraft is when compared to the Red Arrows' Hawk T.1's.

 

On Sunday the 21st July there was a different aircraft flying in formation with the Red Arrows,

this time it was an A400M 'Grizzly', F-WWMZ (or 'Atlas' as the RAF are to call it).

This aircraft is to be the mainstay of the RAF's transport and strategic airlift requirements.

Deliveries of the aircraft to the French Air Force have already commenced with deliveries of the first

of 22 on order with the RAF to begin in late 2014.

 

Below are 71 images showing the aircraft at the 2013 Royal International Air Tattoo:

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.Saturday 20th July 2013
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Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows
Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA & The Red Arrows in formation
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
British Airways Airbus A380-841 G-XLEA
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.Sunday 21st July 2013
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Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' F-WWMZ & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' F-WWMZ & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' F-WWMZ & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' F-WWMZ & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' F-WWMZ & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' F-WWMZ & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' F-WWMZ & The Red Arrows in formation
Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' (Atlas) F-WWMZ

 

  

All images copyright İRoger Whitcomb 2013 - www.milairpix.com

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