19th-21st July 2024 – RAF Fairford, Glouceshirehire, GL7 4EG

Event Organised by: RAFCTE

Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world’s greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK’s premier outdoor events, returns this summer with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. Alongside the thrilling flying action, visitors will be treated to non-stop entertainment on the ground – so whether a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned airshow veteran, the experience is breathtaking.

With upwards of 140,000 visitors and support from the Royal Air Force and some of the world’s leading aerospace companies, the Air Tattoo is acknowledged as not only the world’s largest military airshow but also one of the UK’s premier outdoor events for the whole family! During the thrilling 7.5 hour flying display visitors will get to see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft, and much, much more. There will be a chance to meet the crews, get close to the aircraft and enjoy a feast of first class entertainment including the Techno Zone, an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters, the Adrenalin Zone and the Vintage Village.

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Military Operators

Royal Air Force

  • Red Arrows  – BAE Systems Hawk T1 x 9 (F)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (F) 29 Squadron/RAF Typhoon Display Team
  • Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning (F) 617 Squadron
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Avro Lancaster B1 (F)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Supermarine Spitfire x 2 (F)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hawker Hurricane IIc x 2 (F)
  • Boeing Chinook HC6/A (F) (TBC) RAF Chinook Role Demo
  • RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team (F) (FRIDAY ONLY) (TBC)
  • Airbus Helicopters Juno T1 (S) No 1 FTS
  • Airbus Helicopters Jupiter T1 (S) No 1 FTS
  • BAE Systems Hawk T2 (S) No 4 FTS
  • Beechcraft Texan T1 (S) No 4 FTS
  • Embraer Phenom T1 (S) No 3 FTS
  • Grob Prefect T1 (S) No 3 FTS
  • Grob Tutor T1 (S) Oxford UAS
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (S) II(AC) Squadron
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (S) 12 Squadron
  • Eurofighter Typhoon T3 (S) 41 Test & Evaluation Squadron
Royal Navy

  • Black Cats – Leonardo Wildcat HMA2 (F) (TBC) (Solo or Duo)

Royal Canadian Air Force

  • McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet (F) CF-18 Demo Team
  • Airbus CC-295 Kingfisher (S) 442 Transport & Rescue Squadron
  • Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III (S) 429 Transport Squadron
  • Lockheed Martin CC-130J Hercules II (S) 436 Transport Squadron
  • Airbus CC-150T Polaris (S) 437 Transport Squadron

Belgian Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon (S) 10th Wing

Czech Air Force

  • SAAB JAS-39C Gripen (F) 212 Tacticka Letka
  • Aero Vodochody L-159A ALCA (S) 211 Tacticka Letka

Royal Danish Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon (F) Eskadrille 727
  • Lockheed Martin F-16BM Fighting Falcon(S) Eskadrille 727
  • Bombardier CL604 Challenger (S) Eskadrille 721

French Air and Space Force

  • Dassault Mirage 2000-5  (S) Escadron De Chasse 1/2 Cigognes

Finnish Air Force

  • Midnight Hawks – BAE Systems Hawk Mk.51 x 4 (F)
  • McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet (S) Hävllv 11

German Air Force

  • Eurofighter EF2000 (F) TLG74
  • Airbus A400M (F) LTG62
  • Airbus A319 OH (S) FBS BMVG
  • Panavia Tornado IDS (S) WTD61
  • Panavia Tornado ECR (S) TLG51
  • Sikorsky CH-53GS (S) HSG64

German Army Aviation

  • NH industries NH90TTH (F) NH90 Display team/Trsphubschrrgt 10
  • NH industries NH90TTH (S) NH90 Display team/Trsphubschrrgt 10

Hellenic Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (S) 336 Mira
  • Lockheed Martin F-16D Fighting Falcon (S) 336 Mira

Hungarian Air Force

  • SAAB JAS-39C Gripen (F) 59th Tactical Wing

Italian Air Force

  • Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon (F) Reparto Sperimentale Di Volo
  • Leonardo T-346A Master (F) Reparto Sperimentale Di Volo
  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (F) Reparto Sperimentale Di Volo

Royal Jordanian Air Force/Royal Jordanian Airlines

  • Royal Jordanian Falcons – Extra 330LX x 4 (F)
  • Lockheed C-130H Hercules (S) 3 Squadron
  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon (S) 1 Squadron
  • Lockheed Martin F-16BM Fighting Falcon (S) 1 Squadron

Lithuanian Air Force

  • Mil Mi-8T ‘Hip’ (S) Sraigtasparniu Eskadrilé
  • Leonardo C-27J Spartan (S) Transporto Eskadrilé

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

  • Boeing E-3A Sentry (FP – FRIDAY) (S – SAT/SUN) NATO AEW&C Force
  • Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (S) Heavy Airlift Wing

Royal Netherlands Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon x 4 (S) 312 Squadron
  • NH Industries NH90NFH (S) 860 Squadron

Polish Air Force

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

Portuguese Air Force

  • Embraer KC-390 Millennium (S) Esquadra 506
  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon x 2 (S) Esquadra 201

Qatari Emiri Air Force

  • Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (S) 10th Squadron
  • BAE Systems Hawk Mk.167 (S) 11th Squadron
  • NH Industries NH90NFN (S) 8th Squadron
  • Eurofighter Typhoon (S) BAE Systems

Romanian Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon x 2 (S) Escadrila 53
  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (S) Escadrila 902

Serbian Air Force & Air Defence

  • Airbus CN295MW (S) 138 Transportna Avijacijcka Eskadrila

Slovak Air Force

  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (S) 46. Krídlo Kuchyna

Slovenian Armed Forces

  • Pilatus PC-9M Hudournik (F) 152 Letalska Eskadrilja
  • Pilatus PC-9M Hudournik (S) 152 Letalska Eskadrilja
  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (S) 152 Letalska Eskadrilja

Spanish Air Force

  • Northrop SF-5M Freedom Fighter x 2 (S) Ala 23

Spanish Navy

  • McDonnell Douglas EAV-8B Harrier II+ (F) 9 Escuadrilla

Swiss Air Force

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

Swedish Air Force

  • SAAB JAS-39C Gripen (F) F21 Luleå
  • SAAB JAS-39D Gripen (S) F21 Luleå

Turkish Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (F) SoloTurk
  • McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II x 2 (S) 111 Filo

Historic Aircraft & Civilian Operators

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Types

  • Hawker Hunter F58a (S) Hawker Hunter Aviation
  • Conair Turbo Firecat (S) Amicale Alençonnaise des Avions Anciens
  • Westland Gazelle HT2 (S) The Gazelle Squadron
  • Bréguet 1050 Alizé (S) Alizé Marine
  • de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk (S) The Shuttleworth Collection
  • de Havilland Vampire FB.52 (S) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
  • SOKO J-20 Krajug (S) Richard Ellingworth
  • Valmet L70 Vinka (S) Private

Boeing Defense

  • Boeing F-15EX/QA Eagle x 2 (F) (TBC) 


  • de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (S) British Antarctic Survey
  • SAAB 340 (S) National Flying Laboratory Centre
  • Leonardo AW169 (S) Uni Fly
  • Slingsby T66 Nipper (S) Aerial Vocations
  • Leonardo AW139 (S) Bristow Helicopters/MCA
  • Sikorsky S-92A (S) Bristow Helicopters/MCA
  • Airbus Helicopters H125 (S) QinetiQ
  • Agusta A109 (S) QinetiQ
  • British Aerospace Avro RJ100 (S) Qinetiq
  • Beechcraft King Air B350 (S) QinetiQ
  • Grob 120TP (S) QinetiQ
  • Leonardo AW139 (S) QinetiQ
  • Pilatus PC-21 (S) QinetiQ
  • Aero Vodochody L-159E Honey Badger (S) Draken
  • Dassault Falcon 20 (S) Draken
  • British Aerospace 146-300 (S) FAAM Airborne Laboratory

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