This MiG-29 from the Polish Air Force at RIAT 2015 showed the true capabilities of what NATO called the Fulcrum. The takeoff alone is something to you will not see every day! Throughout the display the pilot shows it’s incredible skill and pushes the aircraft to the limit!
The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world’s largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July, usually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. The show typically attracts a total of 150,000 to 160,000 spectators over the weekend and they loved every minute of this stunning display.
Originally built in the Soviet Union to counter the F-15 and F-16, Poland received the first MiG-29s in 1989-1990 and has flown them ever since. It is the biggest NATO MiG-29 user and has plans to continue to use them far into the 2020s. So with a bit of luck, we will continue to see them appear at airshows in Europe.