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

Last updated: April 27, 2017 at 14:46 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

Event News/Press Releases

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 x 4 (F)
  • Airbus Helicopters Puma HC2 (S) 33/230 Sqn
  • Shorts Tucano T1 (S) 72(R) Sqn
  • Grob Vigilant T1 (S) 2FTS
  • Grob Viking TX1 (S) 2FTS

Royal Navy

  • BAE Systems Hawk T1 (S) 736 NAS
  • Beechcraft Avenger T1 (S) 750 NAS
  • Leonardo Merlin HC3/A (S) RNAS Yeovilton
  • Westland Sea King ASaC7 (S) 849 NAS
  • Leonardo AW159 Wildcat HMA2 (S) RNAS Yeovilton

British Army

  • AgustaWestland WAH-64D Apache AH1 (F) AHDT 
  • Leonardo AW159 Wildcat AH1 (S) RNAS Yeovilton
  • Britten Norman Defender 4000 (S) 651 Sqn

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

Austrian Air Force

  • SAAB J105OE (F)
  • SAAB J105OE (S)

Belgian Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon (F) F-16 Demo Team
  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM Fighting Falcon (S) 349/31 Sqns
  • Lockheed C-130H Hercules (S) 20 Sqn
  • Westland Sea King Mk41 (F) 40 Sqn

Czech Air Force

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

German Air Force

  • Eurofighter EF2000/T (S) TLG-73
  • Eurofighter EF2000/T (S) TLG-74
  • Panavia Tornado IDS/ECR (S) TG-51
  • Transall C-160D (S) LTG-61

German Navy

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

Finnish Air Force

  • Midnight Hawks – BAE Systems Hawk Mk51 x 4 (F)

French Air Force

  • Dassault Rafale C (F) 2/92 ‘Aquitaine’
  • Couteau Delta – Dassault Mirage 2000D x 2 (F) 2/3 ‘Champagne’ / 3/3 ‘Ardennes’
  • Dassault-Breguet Alpha Jet E x 2 (S)

Hellenic Air Force

  • McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II (S)

Hungarian Air Force

  • SAAB JAS-39C-ERS-HU Gripen (F) (TBC)

Italian Air Force

  • Alenia C-27J Spartan (F) RSV
  • Leonardo M-346 Master (F) RSV
  • Panavia A-200 Tornado (F) RSV

Polish Navy

  • Antonov An-28B1R Bryza (S) (TBC)

Royal Netherlands Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules (S) 336 Sqn
  • Dornier Do228 (S) 334 Sqn
  • McDonnell Douglas KDC-10 (S) 334 Sqn

Slovenian Air Force

  • Pilatus PC-9M (F) LETS
  • Pilatus PC-9M (S) LETS

Spanish Air Force

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

Swedish Air Force

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

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)

Affinity Flight Services

  • Grob 120TP (S)
  • Embraer Phenom 100 (S)
  • Beechcraft T-6C Texan II (S)

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Types

  • BAC Jet Provost T5 (S) Jet Aerobatics/Jeff Bell


  • Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk (F) Hangar 11 Collection
  • North American P-51D Mustang (F) Hangar 11 Collection


  • Breitling Jet Team – Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros x 7  (F) (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), Attack Helicopter Display Team (Facebook), Polish Navy, Airshowinfo.hu (Hungarian AF), Breitling Jet Team