13th-15th July 2019, RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
Last updated: November 5, 2018 at 12:10 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.
2019 Theme:”Air & Space: inspiring the Next Generation Air Force”
The airshow’s theme “Air & Space: inspiring the Next Generation Air Force” follows an announcement in 2018 that the Royal Air Force will be taking command and control of the UK’s military space operations, reflecting the importance of space in ensuring successful military operations around the world.
Andy Armstrong, Chief Executive of RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises, which organises the event, said that whilst the past 100 years saw military operations take place in the sky the next century would see activities increasingly stretching beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.
He said: “As well as welcoming air arms from around the world, we plan to demonstrate, through engaging and interactive displays, how space technology is being developed and how it is being used to help counter threats to our everyday lives.
“Our focus on space will be particularly poignant as the 2019 airshow will take place on exactly the same day, 50 years ago that the first Moon landing took place – on July 20 1969.”
Images from the 2018 Event
Essential Show Information
Latest Aircraft Participation
- Aircraft Participation to be announced
“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