Royal International Air Tattoo 2010, RAF Fairford - 17th-18th July - Preview

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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 including a free evening concert. As ever, RIAT has a number of themes for the 2010 event:-

70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
In 2010 we will celebrate one of the most iconic moments in modern history - the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The Air Tattoo will salute the multi-national World War II pilots, referred to by Winston Churchill as 'the few', who fought off the aerial invasion of Britain in 1940, against all odds

Training 2010
This is the operational theme for the participants to ensure that those Air Forces attending the Air Tattoo with their aircraft really benefit from the experience. From ab initio flying through to type conversion flying, training is essential to prepare aircrews for future operations.

2010 will mark 150 years since the Cadet movement started, when the Cadet Corps was formed to bolster the country's defences following the Crimean War. Although their role has changed over the years, they take pride in their affinity with the Armed Forces – the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy, the Army and - and the lessons of good citizenship and discipline. The Royal International Air Tattoo has strong links to the Cadet movement and will help them celebrate Cadet150.

The Tri@RIAT attraction brings together a feast of entertaining and interactive activities that are specifically designed to inspire and excite youngsters. From engineering and robotics to sport and music, there's a wealth of opportunities for young people to expand their horizons through play.

Current Aircraft Participation

(Last updated: 08/07/2010)

Royal Air Force

Royal Navy

Army Air Corps


United States Air Force Air Combat Command

United States Air Force Global Strike Command

United States Air Force Special Operations Command

United States Air Force Air Education and Training Command

United States Air Force Reserve Command

United States Air Force Air Mobility Command

United States Air Forces Europe

Uunited States Air Force Air Material Command

United States Air National Guard

United States Navy

Belgian Air Component

French Air Force

German Air Force (Luftwaffe)

German Navy (Marineflieger)

German Army Aviation

Italian Air Force

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Polish Air Force

Royal Air Force of Oman

Royal Danish Air Force

Royal Jordanian Air Force/RJ Airlines

Royal New Zealand Air Force

Royal Netherlands Air Force

Royal Norwegian Air Force

Slovakian Air Force

Swedish Air Force

Swiss Air Force

Airbus Military

Babcock (UK)

BAE Systems (UK)

Finmeccanica (Italy)

Griffon Aerospace

Hawker Beechcraft (UASA)

Pilatus (Switzerland)

Sukhoi Design Bureau (Russia)

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Aircraft



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"AIRCRAFT" - New Addtion, (F) - Flying Display, (S) - Static Display, (F/S) - Flying and Static Displays, (FP) - Flypast Only, (V) - Visiting Aircraft, (C) - Charter Aircraft, (SP) - Support Aircraft, (TBC) - To Be Confirmed, ("DAY") - Only appearing on one day


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