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2015 Airshows
RAF Typhoon FGR4 at RIAT 2012. 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 usually takes place over a weekend in July, and you can also view the aircraft on arrival days and departure day. There is also a shorter 4 hour display held on the Friday before the main weekend airshow.

Click here to visit the official website of the Royal International Air Tattoo.


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17-19 July Royal International Air Tattoo 2015

Click here for RAF Fairford (RIAT) Airshow Accommodation.

Friday 17 July:


Friday 17 July will be the focus for our official commemorations marking the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Attendance on Friday will include exclusive 'pit' access to operational aircraft, their crews and engineers; this will not be available on Saturday and Sunday.

On Friday there will be a four hour flying display with the debut of a special mass flypast of historic aircraft. The Vintage Village will take on the 'Battle of Britain' theme and will be expanded to include additional static aircraft, re-enactors and a number of other 'Friday only' features.

Improvements for 2015 include opening the showground from 7.30am, entry from the Green Car Parks through the Green Entry Point with upgraded and additional buses dropping you at the nearest accessible point on the showground (approx. 2 minute journey), additional aircraft in the 'Pit Area', more of the showground open as well as the Viewing Village Grandstand for that bird's eye view!

Following on from the success of the Red Arrows pit area introduced in 2014 this is your only opportunity for that intimate view of aircraft that will be part of the flying display. However, there are only a limited number of tickets available, currently priced at £26, so book yours now at http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/airshow-tickets

- Controlled 'Pit Area' access to historic and other aircraft representing our 'Securing the Skies - Past, Present and Future' theme - open before and after the flying display.
- Four hour flying display from 11am to 3pm (pit area is closed during this time)
- Debut of a special mass flypast of historic aircraft to commemorate the Battle of Britain
- Full access to the East Showground from 7.30am to 6pm. Click here for the map
- Aircraft arrivals and rehearsals before and after the flying display
- RAF Village, Vintage Village, Techno Zone and Autodrome (NEW for 2015) open
- Aviation Club, Cotswold Club and the Viewing Village Grandstand enclosures open
- Frequent free showground buses (upgraded for 2015) from the Green car park and entry point directly into the showground (no additional queueing at another entry point).

More information at www.airtattoo.com

RIAT 2015 Main Theme:

Securing the Skies - Past, Present and Future
When it comes to Securing the Skies and ensuring the safety of its citizens, the UK has always relied predominantly on the skill and professionalism of the men and women who serve in the Royal Air Force.

Whether countering increasingly sophisticated and diverse military threats or delivering humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, Securing the Skies and demonstrating Air Power is critical at home and around the globe.

Today, thanks to cutting-edge platforms operated by highly skilled personnel, the RAF is capable of controlling airspace, providing timely and accurate intelligence and mobilising quickly and effectively to meet a wide range of missions.

The same is true of those air arms operating alongside the RAF, and in 2015 the Royal International Air Tattoo will be inviting them to RAF Fairford to help highlight how Securing the Skies is achieved across the world.

On the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the spotlight will fall on this historic aerial conflict, the bravery of the pilots from 14 nations who flew with RAF Fighter Command and the contribution new technology such as radar then played in Securing the Skies.

From the Supermarine Spitfires and Hawker Hurricanes of yesteryear to the Typhoons of today and the Lightning IIs of tomorrow, the RAF, often operating alongside its NATO allies or coalition forces, is committed to providing frontline protection from aerial threats.

Mastery of the aerial battlespace remains as important today as it was in 1940 and on 17-19 July 2015 the Air Tattoo will highlight the crucial role that aircraft play in Securing the Skies.

In support, highly trained RAF servicemen and women perform a wide range of specialist roles, from armourers, technicians and aerospace battle managers to chefs, medics and firefighters, all contributing towards the effectiveness of the Royal Air Force.

Whenever Air Power has been needed, the RAF has demonstrated it is capable of responding at a moment's notice, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Securing the Skies and making us safe - past, present and future.

Saturday & Sunday 18-19 July - Royal International Air Tattoo 2015

(S) = Static, (F) = Flying, (SP) = Support, (V) = Visitor

A318 - British Airways (S)
Royal Jordanian Falcons - Extra 300L x 4 (F)
Robinson R44 - Alan Smith (SP)
Avro Vulcan B2 XH558 (F)
Spitfire Mk.IXe - Historic Flight Foundation (F)

Royal Danish Air Force
CL604 Challenger (S)

Finnish Air Force
F/A-18C (F)

French Air Force
Ramex Delta Tactical Display - Mirage 2000N x2 (F)

Hellenic Air Force
Greek F-16 - Zeus Demo Team (F)

Qatar Emiri Air Force
C-130 Hercules (S)

Royal Air Force
Bell Griffin HT.1 (S)
Grob Tutor (S)
Hawk T.1 (S)
Hawk T.2 (S)
Hawk T.2 x2 Role Demo (F)
Red Arrows (F)
Hurricane x 2 - BBMF (F)
King Air 200 (S)
Lancaster - BBMF (F)
Sea King HAR3 (S)
Spitfire x4 - BBMF (F)
Tornado GR4 (S)
Tucano T.1 (S)
Typhoon FGR4 & Synchro Pair (F)

Spanish Air Force
Patrulla Aguila - CASA C-101 Aviojet x7 (F)

Swiss Air Force
Swiss PC-7 Team (F)
Swiss Super Puma Helicopter (F)

Debut of the Hawk T2 Role Demo
The new model Hawk T2 will be featured in a 'role demo' making its public airshow debut at the Air Tattoo. No IV (Reserve) Squadron, stationed at RAF Valley on Anglesey, is putting together this new two-aircraft 'role demo' to showcase the type's capabilities on the airshow circuit for the first time. The Hawks will demonstrate the training performed at Valley, being flown by two instructors on the unit, Flt Lts Ben Polwin and Toby Keeley.

Typhoon Solo and 'Synchro Pair' with Spitfire
Representing the 'cutting edge' of the RAF's front line will be the solo Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 display from No 29 (Reserve) Squadron at RAF Coningsby. This year's pilot is Flt Lt Jonny Dowen. Representing the old and the new of UK air defence, a Typhoon will also team up with a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for an evocative and spectacular 'synchro pair' routine, as part of the Battle of Britain 75th anniversary commemorations taking place this year.

Click here for RAF Fairford (RIAT) Airshow Accommodation.

You can find a review of last year's RIAT 2014 Airshow here.

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Admission TICKETS for Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 9th July 2015

Click here to book online and for ticket pricing including Earlybird & Enclosure prices.

BOOKING ONLINE OR CALLING FREEPHONE 0800 107 1940 (8.30am - 5.30pm, Mon - Fri).

CAR PARKING - free of charge.

Opening Times

On Friday 17 July, the showground is open from 7.30am until 6pm with a flying display from 11am until 3pm.

On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July, the showground is open 7.30am until 7.30pm with a flying display from 10am until 5.30pm.

Accommodation and Campsite Reservations and Information


Hotel Accommodation for the Royal International Air Tattoo 2015.

The Kempsford Campsite (also previously known as Reevey Camping) will again be operating for the duration of The Royal International Air Tattoo. As last year, it will be conveniently located on the southern perimeter fence line of RAF Fairford with easy pedestrian access to the airfield. The walk to the nearest public gate is approximately two minutes.
Kempsford Campsite, Dunfield, Fairford, Glos.
Airshow Camping Limited, Fairford, GL7 4HP
Tel: 07821 613705
Email: info@airshowcamping.co.uk
More details at www.airshowcamping.co.uk

RIAT 2015 Camping and B&B

Totterdown Hill Campsite website: www.totterdownhillcampsite.co.uk/

Fairford Airshow Camping and 'Park and View' website: www.fairfordairshowcamping.co.uk

Fairford FC Camping website: www.fairfordfccamping.co.uk

Highworth Guest house website: www.highlandsofhighworth.co.uk/


Local Tourist Information Centres:
For accommodation and campsite reservations and information on transport and local amenities please contact a local Tourist Information Centre:

Cirencester +44(0) 1285 654180 - cirencestervic@cotswold.gov.uk
Swindon +44(0) 1793 466454 - infocentre@swindon.gov.uk
Cheltenham +44(0) 1242 522878 - info@cheltenham.gov.uk
Gloucester +44(0) 1452 396572 - tourism@gloucester.gov.uk
Stroud +44(0) 1453 765768 - tic@stroud.gov.uk
Oxford +44(0) 1865 726871 - tic@oxford.gov.uk

CentrePoint offer a reservation service for hotel bookings..
Telephone: +44(0) 1793 435588
Fax: +44(0) 1793 485600
Email: sales@centrepointvenuesearch.com
Website: www.centrepointvenuesearch.com

Travel & Traffic Map and information:
Click here for a colour coded traffic map for getting to RIAT and Travel Information.

Air Tattoo Live Radio:
Tune into Air Tattoo Live on 87.7 MHz, the Air Tattoo’s very own radio station, for up-to-the-minute air show news, traffic bulletins, interviews, live commentary of the world’s greatest flying display and great music.

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RIAT - Future Dates
2015 - 17, 18, 19 July
2016 - 15, 16, 17 July
2017 - 14, 15, 16 July
2018 - 13, 14, 15 July
2019 - 19, 20, 21 July
2020 - 17, 18, 19 July

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