13th-15th July 2018, RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire

Last updated: June 16, 2018 at 12:38 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.

2018 Theme: RAF100 at the 2018 Air Tattoo

The 2018 Air Tattoo will be a different event to that which you know – as we come together to celebrate one hundred years of the Royal Air Force!

RAF100 at the Air Tattoo, a special one off event, will include a flying display from the world famous Red Arrows and the RAFs newest F-35B Lightning! Friday will be a day not to miss in 2018. This special, full show day, will include a mass RAF flypast, a Royal Review of aircraft plus a lot more!

With FREE entry for accompanied under-18s and FREE parking for ticket holders, the Air Tattoo always offers great value for money day out.

Due to the scale of the 2018 Air Tattoo and us needing to find more space for static aircraft, you may be parked on or off base on either grass or concrete, so please bare this in mind.

Images from 2017 Event

Essential Show Information


Official Airshow Website

Ticket Information

Event News/Press Releases

Latest Aircraft Participation

Royal Air Force

  • Red Arrows – BAE Systems Hawk T1 x 9 (F)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (F) RAF Typhoon Display Team/29(R) Sqn
  • Grob Tutor T1 (F)  6 FTS (SATURDAY ONLY)
  • Boeing Chinook HC6/6A (F) 27 Sqn/RAF Chinook Display Team
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Avro Lancaster B1 (F)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Supermarine Spitfire  (F)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hawker Hurricane IIc (F)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Douglas Dakota III (F)
  • RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team (F)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4/T3 x 2 (S)
  • Panavia Tornado GR4 x 2 (S) IX/31 Sqn
  • Shorts Tucano T1 x 2 (S) 72(R) Sqn
  • BAE Systems Hawk T1 (S) 100 Sqn
  • BAE Systems Hawk T2 (S) IV(R) Sqn
  • Embraer Phenom 100 (S) 45(R) Sqn
  • Grob G120TP Prefect T1 (S) MFTS
  • Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1 (S) RAF Waddington
  • Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint (S) 51 Sqn
  • Beechcraft King Air 350 (S) 14 Sqn
  • Raytheon/Bombardier Sentinal R1 (S) 5 Sqn
  • Airbus DS A330-MRTT Voyager KC2/3 (S) 10/101 Sqn
  • Airbus DS A400M Atlas C1 (S) 24/70 Sqn
  • Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (S) 99 Sqn
  • Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules C4/5 (S) 24/47 Sqn
  • Westland/Aerospatiale Puma HC2 (S) 33/230 Sqn
  • Grob Tutor T1 x 2 (S) Bristol UAS
  • Grob Viking TX1 x 2 (S) 621 VGS
  • Airbus Helicopters H135 Juno HT1 (S) DHFS
  • Airbus Helicopters H145 Jupiter HT1 (S) DHFS

Royal Navy

  • BAE Systems Hawk T1 (S) 736 NAS
  • Leonardo Merlin HC3 (S) 845 NAS
  • Leonardo Merlin HM2 (S) RNAS Culdrose
  • Westland Sea King ASaC7 (S) 849 NAS
  • Leonardo AW159 Wildcat HMA2 (S) 815/825 NAS

British Army

  • Leonardo AW159 Wildcat AH1 (S) 1 Regt AAC
  • Britten Norman Defender 4000 (S) 651 Sqn
  • Westland Gazelle AH1 (S) 665 Sqn

United States Air Force Air Combat Command

  • Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II (F) F-35 Heritage Flight Team

United Static Air Forces Europe

  • McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (S) 48FW
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle (S) 48FW
  • Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (S) 100 ARW

United States Air Force Global Strike Command

  • Boeing B-52H Stratofortress (S) 5BW
  • Rockwell B-1B Lancer (S) 28BW

United States Air Force Reserve Command

  • McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender (S) 78 ARS
  • Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (S) 701AS
  • Sikorsky HH-60G Pavehawk (S) 305RQS
  • Lockheed HC-130P/N Combat King (S) 39RQS/920RQW

United States Air Force Special Operations Command

  • Lockheed Martin MC-130J Commando II (S) 7 SOS
  • Boeing CV-22B Osprey (F) 7 SOS
  • Boeing CV-22B Osprey (S) 7 SOS

Royal Australian Air Force

  • Boeing E-7A Wedgetail (S)

Austrian Air Force

  • Lockheed C-130K Hercules (S)

Belgian Air Force

  • Agusta A109BA (F) A109 Display Team
  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon (F) F-16 Demo Team
  • Embraer ERJ-135/145 (S) 21 Squadron

Royal Canadian Air Force

  • McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet (F) RCAF CF-18 Hornet Demo Team
  • Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III (S) 429 Sqn
  • Lockheed CC-130 Hercules (S)
  • Lockheed CP-140 Aurora (S) 19 Wing/14 Wing
  • Bell CH-146 Griffon (S)

Czech Air Force

  • SAAB JAS-39C Gripen (F) 211th Sqn

Royal Danish Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon x 2 (S)  730FS
  • Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules II (S) 721 Sqn

Estonian Air Force

  • Antonov An-2 (S) Fixed Wing Squadron

Finnish Air Force

  • McDonnell Douglas F-18C Hornet (F)

Finnish Army Aviation

  • NH Industries NH90TTH (F) Utti Jaeger Regiment
  • NH Industries NH90TTH (S) Uti Jaeger Regiment

French Air Force

  • Couteau Delta – Dassault Mirage 2000D x 2 (F)
  • Dassault Rafale C (F) Rafale Solo Display Team

French Navy

  • Dassault Rafale M x 2 (F) 11F
  • Dassault-Breguet Atlantique 2 (F) 21F

German Air Force

  • Airbus A400M (S) LTG-62
  • Transall C-160D (S) LTG-63
  • Eurofighter EF2000/T (S) TLG-74
  • Panavia Tornado IDS (S) TLG-33
  • Panavia Tornado IDS x 2 (S) TLG-51

German Navy

  • Airbus Helicopters H135 (S) MFG-5

Hellenic Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (F) Zeus Demo Team

Italian Air Force

  • Il Frecce Tricolori – Aermacchi AT-339PAN x 10 (F)
  • Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon (F) RSV
  • Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon (S) 37 Stormo
  • Panavia A-200A Tornado (S) 6 Stormo
  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (F) RSV
  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (S) 46 BA
  • Alenia T-346 Master (F) RSV
  • Leonardo HH-101A Ceasar (S) 15 Stormo
  • Leonardo HH-139A (S) 15 Stormo

Royal Jordanian Air Force/Royal Jordanian Airlines

  • Royal Jordanian Falcons – Extra 330LX x 4 (F)
  • Lockheed C-130H Hercules (S) 3 Sqn

Lithuanian Air Force

  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (S)

Royal Netherlands Air Force

  • Boeing AH-64D Apache (S) 301 Sqn
  • Lockheed C-130H Hercules (S) 336 Sqn
  • Boeing CH-47D Chinook (S) 298 Sqn
  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM Fighting Falcon x 2 (S)

Netherlands Coastguard

  • Dornier/RUAG Do-228NG (S)

Royal Norwegian Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM Fighting Falcon (S)

Royal Air Force of Oman

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

Pakistan Air Force

  • Lockheed C-130E Hercules (S)

Polish Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (F)
  • Sukhoi Su-22M Fitter (S)

Romanian Air Force

  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR-C (F)
  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (S)

Slovak Air Force

  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (S)

Slovenian Air Force

  • Pilatus PC-9M Swift (F)
  • Pilatus PC-9M Swift (S)
  • Let L410UVP Turbolet (S)

Spanish Air Force

  • Patrulla Aguila – CASA C.101 Aviojet x 7 (F)

Strategic Airlift Capability

  • Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (S) HAW

Swedish Air Force

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

Swiss Air Force

  • PC-7 Team – Pilatus NCPC-7 Turbotrainer x 9 (F)
  • McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet (F)

Turkish Air Force

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

Ukrainian Air Force

  • Sukhoi Su-27P Flanker (F) 831st Tactical Aviation Brigade
  • Sukhoi Su-27UB Flanker (S)  831st Tactical Aviation Brigade
  • Iluyshin Il-76MD Candid (S) 25th Transport Aviation Brigade

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Types

  • de Havilland Vampire FB52 (F) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
  • de Havilland Vampire T55 (F) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
  • BAC Jet Provost T3A (S) Newcastle JP Group
  • BAC Jet Provost T3 (S) Classic Jet Preservation Group
  • BAC Jet Provost T5 (S) Jeff Bell
  • Gloster Meteor T7 1/2 (S) Martin Baker
  • Hawker Hunter F58a (S) Hawker Hunter Aviation
  • Hawker Hunter F58a (S) Hawker Hunter Aviation
  • Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 (S) Derek Sharp
  • de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T10 x 3 (S) Private
  • Westland Whirlwind HAR10 (S) LiftWest
  • Bristol 171 Sycamore (S) Flying Bulls
  • Max Holste Broussard (S) Private
  • North American OV-10B Bronco (S) Bronco Demo Team
  • Avro C19 Anson (S) BAE Systems Heritage Flight
  • Percival Pembroke C1 (S) Mart Stott
  • Folland Gnat T1 (S) Gnat Display Team


  • Great War Display Team – RAF SE5a/RAF BE2c/Avro 504K.Sopwith Triplane/Junkers CL1/Fokker Dr1 (F) (5 aircraft due to take part, types TBC)
  • North American P-51D Mustang (F) via USAF Heritage Flight Foundation
  • Miles Magister (S) Private
  • Taylorcraft Auster V (S) Private
  • RAF BE2e (S) WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust
  • Supemarine Spitfire Vc (S) Shuttleworth Collection
  • Avro Tutor (S) Shuttleworth Collection
  • de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth (S) Shuttleworth Collection
  • Hawker Fury I (S) Historic Aircraft Collection


  • Airbus DS A400M (F) Airbus Defence & Space
  • Gulfstream G450/550/650 (S) Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Eurostar EV-97 x 2 (S) RAF Halton Microlight Club
  • Embraer KC-390 (S) Embraer
  • Tecnam P2008 x 2 (S) RAFFCA
  • Cessna C152 (S) RAF Halton Aeroplane Club
  • Tecnam Sierra (S) RAF Halton Aeroplane Club
  • Leonardo AW189 (S) Bristow
  • AeroPro EuroFox (S) Private
  • Leonardo M346 Master (S) Leonardo
  • Piper PA28 Cherokee (S) Private
  • Rans S6 Coyote (S) Boeing ‘Build-a-plane’
  • Sting S4 (S) CWP
  • Shorts SC7 Skyvan (S) Invicta Aviation/Bronco Demo Team
  • Diamond DA20 Katana (S) AirBourne Aviation
  • Dornier Do228NG (S) RUAG
  • Ikarus C42a x 2 (S) AirBourne Aviation
  • 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:ICAS Convention/Airshowstuff (CF-188) ; Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron ; Great War Display Team ; Belgian Air Force A109 Display Team ; Spanish Air Force Events ; F-35 Heritage Flight Team ; Danish Air Force (Airshows.hu) ; SoloTurk Facebook Page ; RAF Tutor Display Team ; WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust ; Il Frecce Tricolori ; Bronco Demo Team