14th-16th July 2017, RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire

Last updated: June 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm

The world’s biggest military airshow takes place at RAF Fairford in July. An eight hour flying display is augmented by the biggest static display of any UK airshow with aircraft from throughout the world taking part. RIAT is organised by the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust raising money and awareness for the Trust. On the ground, there are extensive displays by all the armed services as well as all sorts of family entertainment.

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Latest Aircraft Participation

Royal Air Force

  • Red Arrows – BAE Systems Hawk T1 x 9 (F)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (F) 29(R) Sqn
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Avro Lancaster B1 (F)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Supermarine Spitfire x 4 (F)
  • Boeing Chinook HC4/6 (F) RAF Odiham
  • Airbus Helicopters Puma HC2 (S) 33/230 Sqn
  • Shorts Tucano T1 (S) 72(R) Sqn
  • Grob Vigilant T1 (S) 2FTS
  • Grob Viking TX1 (S) 2FTS
  • Airbus DS A330MRTT Voyager HC2/3 (S) 10/101 Sqn
  • Airbus DS A400M Atlas C1 (S) 70 Sqn
  • Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (S) 99 Sqn
  • Bell Griffin HT1 (S) 60[R] Sqn
  • BAE Systems Hawk T1 (S) 100 Sqn
  • BAE Systems Hawk T2 (S) 4[R] Sqn
  • Beechcraft King Air B200/GT (S) 45[R] Sqn
  • Airbus Helicopters Squirrel HT1 (S) DHFS/RAF Shawbury
  • Panavia Tornado GR4 x 2 (S) 12[B] Sqn
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (S) 1(F) Sqn
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (S) 6(F) Sqn
  • Airbus Helicopters H135 Juno HT1 (S) DHFS
  • Aitbus Helicopters H145 Jupiter HT1 (S) DHFS

Royal Navy

  • BAE Systems Hawk T1 (S) 736 NAS
  • Beechcraft Avenger T1 (S) 750 NAS
  • Leonardo Merlin HC3/A (S) RNAS Yeovilton
  • Leonardo Merlin HM2 (S) RNAS Culdrose
  • Westland Sea King ASaC7 (S) 849 NAS
  • Leonardo AW159 Wildcat HMA2 (S) RNAS Yeovilton

British Army

  • AgustaWestland WAH-64D Apache AH1 (F) AHDT 
  • AgustaWestland WAH-64D Apache AH1 (S) 4 Rgt
  • Leonardo AW159 Wildcat AH1 (S) RNAS Yeovilton
  • Britten Norman Defender 4000 (S) 651 Sqn


  • Agusta A109E Power (S) ETPS
  • Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet A (S) ETPS
  • BAE Systems RJ70/100 (S) ETPS

United States Air Force Air Combat Command

  • Thunderbirds – Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon x 6 (F)

United States Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor (F) F-22 Raptor Demo Team
  • Rockwell B-1B Lancer (S) 28th BW
  • Boeing B-52H Stratofortress (S) 307th BW

United States Air Force Reserve Command

  • Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (S) 315AW/701AS

United States Air Force Special Operations Command

  • Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey (S) 352SOW/7SOS
  • Bell/Boeing CV-22B Osprey (F) 352SOW/7SOS
  • Lockheed Martin MC-130J Cmmando II (S) 352SOW/7SOS

United States Air Forces in Europe

  • Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon x 2 (S) 52FW/480FS
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle x 2 (S) 48FW
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (S) 48FW
  • Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (S) 100ARW
  • Sikorsky HH-60G Pavehawk (S) 48FW/56RS
  • Gates C-21 Learjet (S) 76th AS

United States Navy

  • Boeing P-8A Poseidon (S)

Royal Australian Air Force

  • Boeing E-7A Wedgetail (S)

Austrian Air Force

  • SAAB J105OE (F)
  • SAAB J105OE (S)

Belgian Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon (F) F-16 Demo Team
  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM Fighting Falcon (S) 349/31 Sqns
  • Lockheed C-130H Hercules (S) 20 Sqn
  • Westland Sea King Mk48 (F) 40 Sqn

Royal Canadian Air Force

  • Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III (S) 429 Sqn
  • Boeing CH-147F Chinook (S) 450 Sqn

Czech Air Force

  • SAAB JAS-39C Gripen (F)
  • Aero Vodochody L-159 ALCA x 2 (F)
  • Aero Vodochody L-159 ALCA (S)

Royal Danish Air Force

  • Bombardier CL-604 Challenger (S) ERsk 721

German Air Force

  • Eurofighter EF2000/T (S) TLG-73
  • Eurofighter EF2000/T (S) TLG-74
  • Panavia Tornado IDS/ECR (S) TG-51
  • Transall C-160D (S) LTG-61
  • Airbus A400M (S)

German Navy

  • Westland Sea King Mk41 (S)
  • Westland Lynx Mk88 (S) Marinefliegergeschwader 5
  • Eurocopter EC135P2+ (S) Marinefliegergeschwader 5

Finnish Air Force

  • Midnight Hawks – BAE Systems Hawk Mk51 x 4 (F)

Finnish Army Aviation

  • NH Industries NH9oTTH (S) 2.HK/HekoP

French Air Force

  • Dassault Rafale C (F) 2/92 ‘Aquitaine’
  • Couteau Delta – Dassault Mirage 2000D x 2 (F) 2/3 ‘Champagne’ / 3/3 ‘Ardennes’
  • Dassault-Breguet Alpha Jet E x 2 (S)

Hellenic Air Force

  • McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II (S)

Hungarian Air Force

  • SAAB JAS-39D-ERS-HU Gripen (S)

Irish Air Corps

  • Airbus Helicopters EC-135P (S)
  • Pilatus PC-9M (S)

Italian Air Force

  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (F) RSV
  • Leonardo M-346 Master (F) RSV
  • Panavia A-200 Tornado (F) RSV

Japanese Air Self Defence Force

  • Boeing KC-767J (S)

Royal Jordanian Air Force/Royal Jordanian Airlines

  • Royal Jordanian Falcons  – Extra 300L x 4 (F)
  • Lockheed C-130H Hercules (S) 3 Sqn

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

  • Boeing E-3A Sentry (S)

Pakistan Air Force

  • Lockheed C-130E Hercules (S) 21 Sqn

Polish Navy

  • Antonov An-28B1R Bryza (S)

Qatar Emiri Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules II (S)

Royal Netherlands Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules (S) 336 Sqn
  • Dornier Do228 (S) 334 Sqn

Slovenian Air Force

  • Pilatus PC-9M (F) LETS
  • Pilatus PC-9M (S) LETS
  • Let L410UVP Turbolet (S) 107.Letakska Baza

Spanish Air Force

  • McDonnell Douglas C.15 (EF-18M) Hornet (F)

Swedish Air Force

  • SAAB JAS-39C Gripen (F)
  • SAAB JAS-39D Gripen (S)

Swiss Air Force

  • Patrouille Suisse – Northrop F-5E Tiger II x 6 (F)

Turkish Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (F) SoloTurk

Affinity Flight Services

  • Grob 120TP (S)
  • Embraer Phenom 100 (S)
  • Beechcraft T-6C Texan II (S)

Airbus Defence and Space

  • Airbus DS A400M (F)

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Types

  • BAC Jet Provost T5 (S) Jet Aerobatics/Jeff Bell
  • North American OV-10B Bronco (S) Bronco Demo Team
  • Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 (S) Pittbull
  • BAC Strikemaster Mk82a (S) NWMAS
  • Fouga CM170 Magister (S) H Boukharouba
  • Percival Provost T1 (S) Shuttleworth Collection


  • North American P-51D Mustang (F) Hangar 11 Collection
  • North American P-51D Mustang (F) Frenesi/Comanche Fighters
  • Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (F) Sally-B (TBC)


  • Breitling Jet Team – Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros x 7  (F) (TBC)
  • Shorts SC7 Skyvan (S) Bronco Demo Team (S)
  • Britten Norman BN-2T Defender (S) Britten-Norman
  • Extra 400 (S) Bruno Stocker
  • EV97 Eurostar SL (S) RAF Halton Microlight Club
  • EV97 Eurostar (S)  RAF Halton Microlight Cliub
  • Tecnam P20002-JF Sierra (S) RAF Halton Microlight Club
  • RANS S6 Coyote (S) The Georgia Williams Trust
  • Ikarus C42a x 3 (S) Airbourne Aviation
  • Diamond DA42 Twin Star (S) Airways Aviation
  • Gulfstream G550 (S) Gulfstream
  • Beech 18S (S) Carlo Ferrari
  • Diamond DA50 Diamond Star (S) Bruno Stocker
  • Bombardier Global 6000 (S) Bombardier
  • Cessna Caravan EX (S) Textron
  • Tecnam P2008JC (S) RAFFCA
  • Piper PA28-180 (S) Professional Flight Training
  • Piper PA28R (S) Professional Flight Training
  • Textron AirLand Scorpion (S) Textron
  • SOCATA TB20 Trinidad (S) Bruno Stocker


“AIRCRAFT” – New Addition, (F) – Flying Display, (S) – Static Display, (F/S) – Flying and Static Display, (FP) – Flypast Only, (V) – Visiting Aircraft, (SP) – Support Aircraft, “AIRCRAFT” & (TBC)Participation To Be Confirmed by Organiser

CREDITS:USAF Thunderbirds, Spanish Air Force, Patrouille Suisse (Facebook), Air Combat Command Aerial Events (Facebook), Airshowinfo.hu (Czech AF), SoloTurk (Twitter), Attack Helicopter Display Team (Facebook), Polish Navy, Airshowinfo.hu (Hungarian AF), Breitling Jet Team, Royal Jordanian Falcons, Bronco Demo Team, Sally-B