In May 1998, No. IX (Bomber) Squadron received the RAF's first Tornado GR4s. These swing wingers flew until early 2019 with the squadron, after which it received the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 at home base RAF Lossiemouth on 1 April 2019.
Arrival days and departure day at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford are usually very good for photography. Aircraft of the static will show themselves without people, fences, market stalls, flags, fairground amusement and so on. Likewise this Ukrainian Air Force Il-76, coming from the static show on that Monday departure and taxying to the runway.
Saab JAS-39 Gripen, quite a success on the export market, countries like Czech Republic (14), Hungary, South Africa, Thailand, are enthusiastically operating this most manoeuvrable jet fighter. Brazil has 36 on order yet (with an option to buy another 36). Multiple other countries show their interest in purchasing the aircraft. This Swedish JAS39C shows its sleek lines at the RIAT after its display.