A classic! Yes, prices for admission, spotter-packages, food, and drink are quite steep. On the plus side conditions for taking pictures are excellent. Especially when held in the same year as the Farnborough airshow, you can expect participants rarely - if ever - seen at other European airshows. F-18 Super Hornet or F-22 Raptor anyone?
Unfortunately, the 2008 RIAT was cancelled due to heavy rainfalls. All the pictures you see here have been taken during departure-day.