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

Last updated: April 19, 2018 at 13:20 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 (TBC)
  • Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II (F)
  • Grob Tutor T1 (F)  6 FTS (SATURDAY ONLY)
  • 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)

United States Air Force Air Combat Command

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

United States Air Force Reserve Command

  • McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender (S) 78 ARS
  • Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (S) 701AS

Royal Australian Air Force

  • Boeing E-7A Wedgetail (S)

Belgian Air Force

  • Agusta A109BA (F) (TBC) A109 Display Team

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
  • Aero Vodochody L-159 ALCA (F) 212nd/213th Sqn

Royal Danish Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon (F) (TBC)
  • Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules II (S) (TBC)

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 Navy

  • Dassault Rafale M x 2 (F) 11F

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) (TBC)

Royal Jordanian Air Force/Royal Jordanian Airlines

  • Royal Jordanian Falcons – Extra 330LX x 4 (F)

Lithuanian Air Force

  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (S)

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

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

Royal Air Force of Oman

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

Polish Air Force

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

Slovak Air Force

  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (S)

Spanish Air Force

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

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

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
  • Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 (S) Derek Sharp
  • de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T10 x 3 (S) Private
  • Westland Whirlwind HAR10 (S) LiftWest


  • 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) (TBC) WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust


  • Gulfstream G450/550/650 (S) Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Eurostar EV-97 x 2 (S) RAF Halton Microlight Club
  • Embraer KC-390 (S)
  • Tecnam P2008 x 2 (S) RAFFCA


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