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Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2018 - Fairford Airshow

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Location:
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County: Gloucestershire
Satnav Postcode: GL7 4EG
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Accommodation:
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Camping - Totterdown Hill
Camping - Townsend Farm
Camping - Fairford F.C. Camping
Highworth Guest house

Coach Travel, Hotel & Admission:
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Weather Forecast:
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RIAT Photographs & Reviews:
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Photos IAT 1995 (Fairford)
Photos IAT 1994 (Fairford)
Photos IAT 1993 (Fairford)
Photos IAT '70s (Greenham Common)

2018 Air Tattoo App:
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Scanner Frequencies / Live Radio:
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Air Tattoo Live - 87.7 MHz

Checklists:
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Checklist RIAT 2017
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2008 Cancelled
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Website & Links:
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RAF Fairford

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RIAT - Fairford Airshow.

RIAT History
The first Air Tattoo was held at North Weald, Essex in 1971. North Weald was then still owned by the Ministry of Defence and it was was inactive so it had to be re-activated for the event. North Weald also hosted the Air Tattoo in 1972 but in 1973 the M11 motorway was being built close to North Weald's main runway so a new location was found for the Air Tattoo at RAF Greenham Common. Greenham Common hosted more aircraft and 2 days were allocated for the event. It was very successful and was hosted there in 1974 also.

In 1975 with the loss of the Director of the IAT, the withdrawal of a major sponsor, and an international fuel crisis there wasn't an Air Tattoo. However a proposal was put to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund which decided to support future Air Tattoos at Greenham Common. In 1976 the show became the International Air Tattoo (IAT). The 1977 IAT was the last of the annual International Air Tattoos, as it was then held every other year.

The International Air Tattoos in 1979, 1981, and 1983 became bigger and better but the 1983 IAT was the last to be held at Greenham Common due to the build up of cruise missile facilities and the reduced area for a large airshow. In 1985, RAF Fairford was chosen as the venue to host the Air Tattoo. The static display stretched for nearly 2 miles and was the longest single line-up ever presented in the UK. Fairford hosted the event biennially until 1993 and annually since then.

In recognition of its unique status, the current title of 'Royal International Air Tattoo' was granted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1996.

During 2000 and 2001 the Royal International Air Tattoo was held at RAF Cottesmore, Rutland because RAF Fairford was having its runways resurfaced. RIAT returned back to RAF Fairford in 2002.

Day-specific tickets were introduced for the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2008 because RIAT 2007 saw many more people attending on Saturday rather than Sunday because the weather was forecast was much better for Saturday. This resulted in traffic chaos and long queues on Saturday. It is thought that issuing day-specific tickets (Saturday or Sunday) which will have to be bought in advance (there will be no on-the-day tickets) will solve the problems of RIAT 2007. It is still possible to purchase a ticket which covers both saturday and Sunday but at a higher price.

The Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2008 was cancelled both days (Saturday and Sunday) due to a sustained period of heavy rainfall resulting in waterlogged conditions in the public carparks and also the airfield. Unfortunately in 2008 the United States Air Force Air Combat Command's F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team had made the first trans-Atlantic flight to participate in the show. However, the F-22 Raptor appeared and displayed at RIAT 2010.

RIAT 2012 saw the debut of the excellent Black Eagles aerobatic team from South Korea.

RIAT 2014 was the first time in its history that the show has been open to the public on a Friday and included a flying display. The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter was to make its anticipated European debut in 2014 but the type was grounded in the U.S. due to an F-35 engine failure so couldn't attend the Royal International Air Tattoo.

RIAT 2016 included the international display debut of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. Six F-35 Lightning II were flown over to RAF Fairford in June 2016 to take part in the show. The six F-35s included three USAF F-35A Lightning II (conventional take off and landing variant), two USMC F-35B Lightning II (short-take off and vertical-landing (STOVL) variant), and an RAF F-35B Lightning II. The F-22A Raptor also made a welcome return.

RIAT 2018 will have a full three days of airshows with over 7 hours of flying on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in 2018. It will celebrate one hundred years of the Royal Air Force!

RIAT Frequencies:
Radar - 125.550, 123.550
Approach - 134.550
Tower - 124.800
Ground - 121.175

Royal Air Force Massed Flypast:
RIAT plans a memorable RAF100 flypast on Friday, July 13th 2018.

At approx. 2:15pm on Friday 13th July a special flypast featuring around 50 RAF aircraft including the new Lightning, Typhoons, Tornado GR4s, an A400M Atlas, the Red Arrows, plus Puma and Chinook helicopters, accompanied by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Lancaster, Spitfires and Hurricanes will be flying in formation at the Air Tattoo.

Whilst the massed flypast is scheduled to take place on the Friday only, the Royal Air Force is hoping to stage special RAF100 themed set-pieces during the weekend's eight-hour flying display. On both Saturday and Sunday the RAF will stage RAF100 themed flypasts and including a diamond nine of RAF Typhoons and a special '617 Squadron Tribute' of BBMF Lancaster, Tornado GR4 and the new Lightning jet. Click here for more info.

More information can be found here.

The flypast formations will form up over Shropshire and route over Worcestershire and Gloucestershire before overflying RAF Fairford and disperse in to the south over Wiltshire.A map of the route of the massed flypasts can be found here.

Red Arrows.

Red Arrows Display Schedule (RIAT 2018):

Friday 13/7/18 Display - 11.20am
Saturday 14/7/18 Display - 12.05pm
Sunday 15/7/18 Display - 4.35pm

Red Arrows schedule
BBMF.

BBMF Display Schedule (RIAT 2018):

Friday 13/7/18 Display - 10.25am LHS & 2.15pm LHHSSS
Saturday 14/7/18 Display - 1.50pm DLHS
Sunday 15/7/18 Display - 1.45pm DLSS

L=Lancaster, S=Spitfire, H=Hurricane & D=Dakota

BBMF schedule
Press Releases and News for RIAT 2018:

Royal International Air Tattoo
Top Displays Honoured at Air Tattoo...

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Special Air Tattoo Celebrations for RAF100...

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Live Stream takes Air Tattoo global...

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Transatlantic flight ushers in new era in unmanned aviation...

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Air Tattoo Plans Memorable RAF100 Flypast...

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USAF Heritage Flight Confirmed for Air Tattoo...

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Canadians boost Air Tattoo participation...

Royal International Air Tattoo
Swiss Sign Up For Air Tattoo...

CF-18 Demonstration Team
RCAF announces pilot and theme for 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Team...

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Relive thrills of vintage Air Tattoo...


RIAT 2018 Tickets:
Friday, Saturday or Sunday:
Super Earlybird Price - limited availability - £45
Earlybird Price - limited availability - £50
Standard Price - £55
Free admission for under 18s.

Please check with official RIAT website for ticket prices and booking.


Flying Display Schedules:

Friday:
10.00am
F-16C Fighting Falcon - Polish AF
Couteau Delta - Mirage 2000D x2 - French AF
Avro Lancaster B1 - BBMF
Supermarine Spitfire - BBMF
Hawker Hurricane IIc - BBMF
Douglas Dakota III - BBMF

11.00am
The Royal Jordanian Falcons - Extra 330LX x4
The Red Arrows BAE Systems Hawk T1/T1A x9 RAF
Airbus A400M - Airbus Defence & Space
Grob G-115E Tutor T1 - RAF

12.00pm
SAAB JAS-39C Gripen - Czech AF
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Swiss AF
PC-7 Team Pilatus PC-7 x9 - Swiss AF

1.00pm
Leonardo C-27J Spartan - Italian AF/RSV
Patrulla Aguila CASA C.101EB Aviojet x7 - Spanish AF
USAF Heritage Flight:
P-51D Mustang - Comanche Fighters
F-35A Lightning II USAF 56FW

2.15pm
RAF100 Flypast:
Westland Puma HC2 and Boeing Chinooks x3
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfires x4, Hurricane IIc
Airbus Atlas C1
Tornado GR4s x5 & F-35B Lightnings x3
Typhoon FGR4 x22 (RAF100 Formation)
The Red Arrows BAe Hawk T1/T1A x9

2.30pm
Bremont Great War Display Team
McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet - RCAF
Leonardo T-346A Master - Italian Air Force/RSV

3.00pm
Boeing Chinook HC6A - RAF
Dassault Rafale M x2 - French Navy
F-16C Fighting Falcon - Hellenic AF/Team Zeus
Vampire FB6 & Vampire T55 - NAFHS
Pilatus PC-9M - Slovenian AF
Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon - Italian AF/RSV

4.00pm
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Finnish AF
Dassault Rafale C - French AF
Frecce Tricolori Aermacchi AT-339A x10 - Italian AF

5.00pm
Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey - USAF
Sukhoi Su-27P Flanker - Ukrainian AF
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 - RAF


Bremont Great War Display Team consists of:
Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a x3
Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c
Avro 504K Sopwith Triplane
Junkers CL1
Fokker Dr1 x2 replicas

RIAT 2018 Airshow
RAF F-35B Lightning II at the Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford.

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is a very large Air show containing hundreds of modern military aircraft in the static line-up and air display from many different countries around the world.

This Airshow is usually held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire which is a large base used infrequently by USAF deployments which makes it an ideal venue for such a large Airshow.

RIAT will have a full three days of airshows with over 7 hours of flying on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in 2018. You can also view the aircraft on arrival days and departure day.

RIAT 2018 Dates:

13-15 July - Royal International Air Tattoo 2018



Royal International Air Tattoo 2018:

RIAT 2018 Themes:

The 2018 Air Tattoo will be a different event to that which you know - as we come together to celebrate one hundred years of the Royal Air Force!

RAF100 at the Air Tattoo, a special one off event, is expected to include flying from the world famous Red Arrows and Britain's newest aircraft, the F-35B Lightning! Friday will be a day not to miss in 2018. This special, full show day, will include a mass RAF flypast, a Royal Review of aircraft plus a lot more!



13-15 July 2018 - Royal International Air Tattoo

Participating aircraft:
(F)=Flying Display, (S)=Static Display

Royal Australian Air Force
E-7A Wedgetail (S)

Austrian Air Force
C-130K Hercules (S)

Belgian Air Component
A-109BA (F)
ERJ-135/145LR (S)
F-16AM (S)
F-16MLU (F)

Royal Canadian Air Force
CC-130 Hercules (S)
CC-177 Globemaster (S)
CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team (F)
CH-146 Griffon (S)

Civilian
A400M (F)
Auster Mk.5 (S)
Avro C.19 Anson (S)
Avro Tutor (S)
AW189 (S)
Bulldog T.1 (S)
Cessna 152 (S)
Chipmunk x2 (S)
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth (S)
Diamond DA-20 Katana (S)
Dornier Do-228 (S)
EuroFox (S)
EV-97 Microlight (S)
Folland Gnat T.1 (S)
G450/550/650 (S)
Great War Display Team (F)
Hawker Fury (S)
Hawker Hunter Mk.58 (S)
Hunter Mk.58 (S)
Ikarus C42a x2 (S)
Jet Provost Mk.5 (S)
Jet Provost T.3 (S)
Jet Provost T.3A (S)
KC-390 (S)
M-346 Master (S)
Meteor (S)
Miles Magister (S)
*MQ-9B Sky Guardian (S)
OV-10B Bronco (S)
P-51D Mustang - Heritage Flight (F)
PA-28 Cherokee (S)
PA-28 Cherokee (S)
Percival Pembroke C.1 (S)
Royal Aircraft Factory Be-2 (S)
Shorts SC-7 Skyvan (S)
Spitfire Mk.Vc (S)
Sting S4 (S)
Sycamore - Flying Bulls (S)
TB-20 Trinidad (S)
Tecnam P2008 x2 (S)
Tecnam Sierra (S)
Vampire FB.52 - NAFHS (F)
Vampire T.55 - NAFHS (F)
Westland Whirlwind (S)

Czech Republic Air Force
JAS-39 Gripen (F)

Royal Danish Air Force
C-130J (S)
F-16 x2 (S)

Estonian Air Force
An-2 (S)

Finnish Air Force
F-18C Hornet (F)

Finnish Army Aviation
NH90 TTH (F)
NH90 TTH (S)

French Air Force
Mirage 2000D (F)
Rafale C (F)

French Navy
Emb-121AN Xingu (S)
Rafale M x2 (Tactical Demo) (F)

German Air Force
A400M (S)
C-160D (S)
EF2000 (S)
Tornado IDS TLG-33 (S)
Tornado IDS TLG-51 x2 (S)

German Navy
EC-135 (S)

Hellenic Air Force
F-16C - Team Zeus (F)

Royal Jordanian Air Force
C-130H Hercules (S)
Royal Jordanian Falcons (F)

Irish Air Corps
CN235 100MP (S)

Italian Air Force
A-200A Tornado (S)
Frecce Tricolori (F)
C-27J Spartan (F)
C-27J Spartan (S)
F-2000 Typhoon (F)
F-2000 Typhoon (S)
HH-101A (S)
HH-139A (S)
T-346A (F)

Japanese Air Self-Defence Force
Kawasaki C-2 (S)

Lithuanian Air Force
C-27J Spartan (S)

Royal Norwegian Air Force
F-16AM/BM x2 (S)

Royal Air Force of Oman
C-130J Hercules (S)

Pakistan Air Force
C-130 Hercules (S)

Polish Air Force
C-130E Hercules (S)
F-16C (F)

Qinetic
Airbus Helicopters H125 (S)
Grob 120TP (S)

Slovak Air Force
C-27J Spartan (S)

Slovenian Air Force
L410UVP Turbolet (S)
PC-9M Swift (S)
PC-9M Swift (F)

Spanish Air Force
Patrulla Aguila (F)

Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC)
C-17 (S)

Swedish Air Force
JAS-39C Gripen (F)
JAS-39C Gripen (S)

Swiss Air Force
F/A-18C Hornet (F)
PC-7 Team (F)

Netherlands Coastguard
Do-228 (S)

Royal Netherlands Air Force
AH-64D Apache (S)
CH-47D Chinook (S)
F-16AM/BM x2 (S)

Turkish Air Force
F-16 Falcon (SOLOTURK) (F)

Ukrainian Air Force
IL-76 Candid (S)
Su-27 Flanker (S)
Su-27 Flanker (F)

Royal Air Force
A330 Voyager KC.2/3 (S)
A400M Atlas C.1 (S)
A400M Atlas C.1 (S)
BAE-146 CC.2/3 (S)
C-130J Hercules C.4/5 (S)
C-17A (S)
Chinook HC.4 (F)
E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (S)
Grob Prefect (S)
Grob Tutor x2 (S)
Grob Viking TX.1 x2 (S)
H135 Juno HT.1 (S)
H145 Jupiter HT.1 (S)
Hawk T.1/1A (S)
Red Arrows (F)
Hawk T.2 (S)
King Air 350 (S)
Phenom 100 (S)
Puma HC.2 (S)
RC-135W (S)
Sentinel R.1 (S)
Tornado GR.4 x2 (S)
Tucano T.1 x2 (S)
RAF Tutor - Saturday (F)
Typhoon FGR.4 (F)
Typhoon FGR.4/T.3 x2 (S)
F-35B Lightning II (Flypasts)
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfires, Hurricanes & Dakota (F)
Royal Air Force Massed Flypast (Details here) (F)

Royal Navy
Hawk T.1 (S)
Merlin HC.3 (S)
Merlin HM.2 (S)
Sea King ASaC.7 (S)
Wildcat HMA.2 (S)

Army Air Corps
Defender 4000 (S)
Gazelle AH.1 (S)

USAF Air Force
F-35A Heritage Flight - F-35A & Mustang (F)

US Air Force Global Strike Command
B-1 Lancer (S)

USAF Air Reserve Command
C-17 Globemaster (S)
HC-130P/N (S)
HH-60G (S)
KC-10 Extender (S)

US Air Force Special Operations Command
CV-22B (F)
CV-22B (S)
MC-130J Commando II (S)

US Air Forces Europe
F-15C (S)
F-15E (S)
KC-135R (S)

US Navy
E-6B Mercury (S)
P-8A Poseidon (S)


RIAT will have a full three days of airshows with over 7 hours of flying on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in 2018.

RIAT 2018 has been chosen by the Royal Air Force to be the official international celebration of RAF100. This will be a unique airshow with a large numbers of participants which means that there may be a different flying programme on each of the three days.

* An MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned air vehicle (UAV) will make a 4000 mile transatlantic flight from North Dakota to RAF Fairford, landing on Wednesday 11th July, to take part in the RIAT static display.

Omega Breaks
Omega Breaks are offering three days at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2018:

Return coach travel.
2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at our selected hotel.
Admission to the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford.

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Hotel Accommodation:
Local hotels for the Fairford Airshow



Flying Display Schedules:

Saturday:
10.00am
F-16C Fighting Falcon - Turkish AF/Solo Turk
JAS-39C Gripen - Swedish AF
Pilatus PC-9M - Slovenian AF
Dassault Rafale M x2 - French Navy
NH Industries NH90 TTH - Finnish Army
Dassault Rafale C - French AF

11.00am
The Royal Jordanian Falcons - Extra 330LX x4
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 - RAF
Vampire FB6 & Vampire T55 - NAFHS
Agusta A109BA - Belgian Air Component
F-16C Fighting Falcon - Polish AF

12.00pm
The Red Arrows BAE Systems Hawk T1/T1A x9 - RAF
Leonardo C-27J Spartan - Italian AF/RSV
USAF Heritage Flight:
P-51D Mustang - Comanche Fighters
F-35A Lightning II - USAF 56FW

1.10pm
Patrulla Aguila CASA C.101EB Aviojet x7 - Spanish AF
Avro Lancaster B1 - BBMF
Supermarine Spitfire - BBMF
Hawker Hurricane IIc - BBMF
Douglas Dakota III - BBMF

2.15pm
RAF100 Flypast:
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 x9
Avro Lancaster I
Panavia Tornado GR4
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning
Bremont Great War Display Team
McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet - RCAF

3.00pm
Sukhoi Su-27P Flanker - Ukrainian AF
Boeing Chinook HC6A - RAF
Airbus A400M - Airbus Defence & Space
Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon - Italian AF/RSV
F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon - Belgian Air Component

4.00pm
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Swiss AF
PC-7 Team Pilatus PC-7 x9 - Swiss AF
Couteau Delta - Mirage 2000D x2 - French AF

5.00pm
Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey - USAF
Frecce Tricolori Aermacchi AT-339A x10 - Italian AF
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Finnish AF

Sunday:
10.00am
F-16C Fighting Falcon - Hellenic AF/Team Zeus
Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon - Italian AF/RSV
SAAB JAS-39C Gripen - Czech AF
Patrulla Aguila CASA C.101EB Aviojet x7 - Spanish AF

11.00am
NH Industries NH90 TTH - Finnish Army
Dassault Rafale C - French AF
Frecce Tricolori Aermacchi AT-339A x10 - Italian AF

12.10pm
F-16C Fighting Falcon - Turkish AF/Solo Turk
Leonardo T-346A Master - Italian AF/RSV
Leonardo C-27J Spartan - Italian AF/RSV
USAF Heritage Flight:
P-51D Mustang - Comanche Fighters
F-35A Lightning II - USAF 56FW

1.10pm
Grob G-115E Tutor T1 - RAF
Vampire FB6 & Vampire T55 - NAFHS
Avro Lancaster B1 - BBMF
Supermarine Spitfire - BBMF
Hawker Hurricane IIc - BBMF
Douglas Dakota III - BBMF

2.15pm
RAF100 Flypast:
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 x9
Avro Lancaster I
Panavia Tornado GR4
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning

2.25pm
Bremont Great War Display Team
McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet - RCAF
Dassault Rafale M x2 - French Navy

3.00pm
PC-7 Team Pilatus PC-7 x9 - Swiss AF
Boeing F/A-18C Hornet - Finnish AF
Airbus A400M - Airbus Defence & Space
Agusta A109BA - Belgian Air Component

4.00pm
The Royal Jordanian Falcons - Extra 330LX x4
F-16A MLU Fighting Falcon - Belgian Air Component
Red Arrows BAE Systems Hawk T1/T1A x9 - RAF

5.00pm
SAAB JAS-39C Gripen - Swedish AF
Sukhoi Su-27P Flanker - Ukrainian AF
Boeing Chinook HC6A - RAF
Couteau Delta - Mirage 2000D x2 - French AF
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 - RAF



RIAT Press Releases / Future Dates





2018 Airshow breaks.




RIAT Future Dates:

Fri 19, Sat 20, Sun 21 July 2019
Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19 July 2020
Fri 16, Sat 17, Sun 18 July 2021
Fri 15, Sat 16, Sun 17 July 2022


















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Red Arrows.

RAF Typhoon.

RAF F-35B Lightning II.

RAF Tornado GR4.

Spitfire.

Lancaster.

Hurricane.

Dakota.


Park and View 2018
Park and view is available to watch the aircraft arrivals on Tuesday 10th July, Wednesday 11th July & Thursday 12th July as well as aircraft departures on Monday 16th July 2018.

There are two Park & View Enclosures, one situated at the East and one at the West end of the airfield. Both locations are signposted by yellow AA signs on the roads leading to the airfield. In the main, aircraft land and depart from the East end of the runway but this is dependent on the prevailing wind direction.

Car parks open at 6am with free parking. There are also toilets, catering, disabled parking, and a stepladder enclosure.

Park and View Prices (Price/Price with Swindon Shuttle) Tuesday 10 July - £10/£16
Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 July - £15/£21
Monday 16 July - £20/£26
Free admission for under 18s.

Park and View Opening Times:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 7.30am to 5.30pm
Monday - 7.30am to 4.30pm

Please check with official RIAT website for Park and View Ticket booking.

Showground Attractions:
Not only do visitors to the Air Tattoo experience amazing aviation in the skies, there is also a whole host of entertainment on the ground. There is something for everyone at the 2018 show, from static aircraft located throughout the showground to interactive activities and the most advanced technologies that are demonstrated in the Techno Zone, visitors can also take a trip back in time to the 1940s in the Vintage Village.

Techno Zone - The Techno Zone has aviation at its heart and is where the STEM subjects; science, technology, engineering and maths, are brought to life and showcased with cutting edge exhibits and interactive activities designed to engage and inspire future engineers. More information about the Techno Zone at the 2018 Air Tattoo will be available soon.

RAF Village - The Royal International Air Tattoo's RAF Village is a showcase for the 21st Century Royal Air Force. Celebrating its 100th year, the RAF will be out in force to showcase everything from air transport operations, medical service and RAF sport.

Vintage Village - Inside the themed marquee will be packed a programme of wonderful entertainment, including professional singers, dancing, and DJ. The style is, of course, a mix of wartime favourites and tunes from a bygone era, spiced with some foot stomping jumping and jiving.

Autodrome - Where Top Gear meets Top Gun and petrol heads with a penchant for two and four wheels get a real treat. The Autodrome will join us again in 2018 and offer an array of automobile eye candy.

Activity Zone The Activity Zone offers a great variety of family entertainment. Watch some fun-filled demonstrations and participate in a whole host of interesting 'have a go' attractions.

There are three Service Stations which contain catering, marquee with seating, visitor information, free WiFi, cash points, picnic benches/seating, and toilets. There will also be plenty of trade stands as usual at RIAT 2018.



PC-7 Team.

Patrulla Aguila.

Freece Tricolori.

Royal Jordanian Falcons.