The Boeing E.3 AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) produced for the USAF.
The Dassault-Breguet Mirage F.1 about to take-off.
The British equivalent the British Aerospace Nimrod AEW.3. This aircraft, XZ286, made its maiden flight on July 16, 1980.
British Aerospace Tornado GR.I XX947 is the Air Defence variant, and made its first public debut alongside its interdictor-strike stablemate. The GR.I is carrying eight dummy 1,000lb bombs.
British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS.1 XZ457
Westland Sea King HC.4 ZA397 demonstrates its load-carrying capabilities.
The Bell YAH-1S sporting four-blade rotor derived from the company’s 412 helicopter promising a top speed of 170kt, better control response and less noise.
The show opener, on most days, was Farnborough newcomer Canadair Challenger C-GBKC. To date the Canadair company has received 128 firm orders for the type.
Making its Farnborough debut, the private venture Dassault-Breguet Mirage 4000.
The two-seat McDonnell Douglas F-18B Hornet.
Dashing too and fro between London and Farnborough was this Sikorsky S-76 Spirit, registered G-BHLY and in Bristow livery.
The CASA C-101 Aviojet in Spanish Air Force markings to mark its entry into service earlier this year. The first example of this basic and advanced military jet trainer made its first flight on June 26, 1977.
Hugh Field, one-time Associate Editor of Flight International, carries out a Farnborough traffic watch in the canary-yellow Edgley Optica.
British Aerospace Tornado F-2 ZA254