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

Last updated: February 23, 2017 at 12:02 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.

Images from 2016 Event

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Latest Aircraft Participation

United States Air Force

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

German Navy

  • Lockheed P-3C Orion (S) Marinefliegergeschwader 3
  • Westland Lynx Mk88 (S) Marinefliegergeschwader 5
  • Eurocopter EC135P2+ (S) Marinefliegergeschwader 5

Spanish Air Force

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

Swiss Air Force

  • Patrouille SuisseNorthrop F-5E Tiger II x 6 (F)


“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)