14th-16th July 2017, RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire

Last updated: March 20, 2017 at 20:11 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.

Images from 2016 Event

Essential Show Information


Official Airshow Website

Ticket Information

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Latest Aircraft Participation

Royal Air Force

  • Red Arrows – BAE Systems Hawk T1 x 9 (F)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (F) 29(R) Sqn
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Avro Lancaster B1 (F)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Supermarine Spitfire (F)

United States Air Force

  • Thunderbirds – Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon x 6 (F)
  • Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor (F) F-22 Raptor Demo Team

Czech Air Force

  • SAAB JAS-39C Gripen (TBC)
  • Aero Vodochody L-159 ALCA x 2 (F) (TBC)
  • Aero Vodochody L-159 ALCA (TBC)
  • CASA CN295M (TBC)

German Navy

  • Lockheed P-3C Orion (S) Marinefliegergeschwader 3
  • Westland Lynx Mk88 (S) Marinefliegergeschwader 5
  • Eurocopter EC135P2+ (S) Marinefliegergeschwader 5

Spanish Air Force

  • McDonnell Douglas C.15 (EF-18M) Hornet (F) (TBC)

Swiss Air Force

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

Turkish Air Force

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


“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:USAF Thunderbirds, Spanish Air Force, Patrouille Suisse (Facebook), Air Combat Command Aerial Events (Facebook), Airshowinfo.hu (Czech AF), SoloTurk (Twitter)