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2014 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.

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


11-13 July Royal International Air Tattoo 2014

Click here for RAF Fairford (RIAT) Airshow Accommodation.

Friday 11 July:

A limited number of special Red Arrows Pit Day tickets are now available for Friday 11 July offering exclusive access to the world famous aerobatic display team and their aircraft. The Pit Day will also allow you to watch aircraft arrivals and rehearsals in the morning and enjoy a four-hour flying display in the afternoon including the debut of a special Red Arrows formation flypast.

Other benefits include:
• Full access to the East Showground (10am to 6pm)
• The Red Arrows Village and Vintage Village
• 40th Anniversary Hawk and F-16 Aircraft Park
• Closer access to other international aerobatic display teams and their crews

A number of other exciting themed activities will also be taking place on the day.

More information at www.airtattoo.com

RIAT 2014 Main Themes:

Along with the Spitfire, Mini, 007 and Big Ben, the Red Arrows rank among the UK's greatest national icons. During the past 50 years, the team has come to symbolise the 'Best of British', performing more than 4,500 dazzling displays in 55 countries in 49 display seasons around the world. The Royal Air Force has chosen the Royal International Air Tattoo to stage a special and unique celebration of the Red Arrows 50th display season and planning is already underway to ensure the occasion will be a memorable one.

The Red Arrows began life at RAF Fairford in 1965, their name an amalgam of two earlier RAF aerobatic display teams - the Red Pelicans and the Black Arrows. Flying seven Gnat T1 trainers and featuring renowned pilots such as Squadron Leader Ray Hanna, the Red Arrows quickly earned a reputation for pin-point precision flying and synchronicity. When, in 1968, the team became a nine-ship, the now legendary Diamond Nine formation became part of the Red Arrows' official routine.

By 1980, the Red Arrows had swapped the Gnat for the British Aerospace Hawk T1/1A, and their reputation as ambassadors for the United Kingdom, representing the very highest standards of the Royal Air Force, grew further. Guided by their motto 'Eclat' - brilliance - the Red Arrows are more than just an aerobatic display team - they are the public face of the Royal Air Force and they occupy a place at the heart of British life. Fellow display teams from air arms around the world have been invited to take an active part in this historic anniversary celebration.

The Royal International Air Tattoo 2014 will mark the 40th anniversary of two of the world's most successful military aircraft that continue to deliver state-of-the-art performance and capabilities four decades on.

Thanks to a regular programme of upgrades and modifications, the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon remains one of the most advanced fourth-generation fighters produced today, providing the central core of NATO air defence and fighter aircraft operations with air arms spanning five continents. The F-16 is flown by aerobatic display teams in the USA and Singapore.

The BAE Systems Hawk has provided generations of pilots from around the world with an effective and realistic training platform and continues to fulfil this important role, preparing pilots to fly aircraft such as the Typhoon, Tornado GR4 and F-35 Lightning II. The agility and speed of both have made them the aircraft of choice for a number of national aerobatic display teams; in Finland, Saudi Arabia and, of course, here in the UK, home to the world famous RAF Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of both aircraft, the Air Tattoo has invited all current operators to Fairford to participate in a global gathering of F-16 Fighting Falcons and Hawks.

The Air Tattoo provides an important focal point for global military engagement at both the strategic and tactical level. Few other events provide so many valuable opportunities to share ideas, build relationships and demonstrate, to an international audience, how together, through co-operation, a stronger, more cohesive and effective air power capability can be created. Building on this premise, the Air Tattoo's 2014 operational theme will be 'Partnership'.

Partnership is prevalent today both operationally and in industry. This can be different military organisations of different nationalities conducting joint operations or utilising each other's infrastructure and bases, or commercial operators effectively communicating when reacting to a humanitarian crisis across international borders. Furthermore, aircraft such as the Lockheed Martin Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, the Eurofighter Typhoon, the commercial Airbus family and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have all utilised the principles of partnership during intensive, complex testing and production phases on the road to maturity.

12-13 July - Royal International Air Tattoo

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

Algerian Air Force
C-130 Hercules(S)

Austrian Air Force
Saab J105Öe (x2)(F)

Breitling Jet Team - 7 x L-39 C Albatros (F)
Beechcraft King Air 350 (S)
Beechcraft T-6 (x2) (S)
Breitling Wingwalkers (F)
Royal Jordanian Falcons - Extra 300L (x4) (F)
Folland Gnat T.1 (x2) (S)
Guimbal Cabri (S)
Hunter Mk58 (F)
Piaggio P166C (S)
RANS S6 ES Coyote (S)
Robinson R44 (SP)
Spartan 7W Executive (S)
Waco UPF-7 (S)

French Air Force
Patrouille de France - AMD Alpha Jet E (x9) (F)

German Army
EC-135 TBC (S)

Greece (Hellenic) Air Force
LTV A-7E/TA-7C (x2) (S)

Italian Air Force
A-11 AMX (F)
A-200 Tornado (F)
Freece Tricolori (F)
Alenia C-27J Spartan (F)
F-2000A Typhoon (F)

Lithuania Air Force
C-27J Spartan(S)

E-3A Sentry (S)

Netherlands Coastguard
Dornier Do-228 (S)

Royal Netherlands Air Force
C-130H Hercules (S)
F-16A MLU (x2) (F)
F-16A/B MLU (x2) (S)

Royal Norwegian Air Force
C-130J Super Hercules (S)
F-16AM/BM (x2) (S)

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

Agusta A109E Power (S)
Avro RJ70 (S)
BAE Systems Hawk T.1 (S)
Dornier Breguet Alpha Jet (S)

Spanish Air Force
Airbus C295M (S)
Boeing EF-18M/EF-18BM Hornet (S)

Swiss Air Force
F/A-18 Hornet (F)
Patrouille Suisse - F-5E Tiger II (x6) (F)
Super Puma (F)

Turkish Air Force
F-16 (x2) Falcon (F)

Army Air Corps
Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (S)
Bell 212 (S)
Westland Lynx AH.7 (F)
Westland WAH-64D Apache (F)

Royal Air Force
Airbus Puma HC.2 (S)
AW Merlin HC.3/3A (S)
Boeing Chinook HC.2/2A (F)
Red Arrows (F)
RAF Typhoon (F)
RAF Tucano T1 (F)
BBMF Lancaster, Hurricane, Spitfire, Dakota (F)
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II (F)

US Marine Corps
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II (x2) (F)

US Navy / Boeing
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet(F)

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

Click here for RAF Fairford (RIAT) Airshow Accommodation.

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Admission TICKETS for Friday 11th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th July 2014

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

Purchase tickets online or call the FREEPHONE ticket hotline 0800 107 1940 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).

CAR PARKING - free of charge.

Opening Times

On Friday 11 July, the showground is open from 10am until 6pm with a flying display from 1pm until 5pm.

On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 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 2014.

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 2014 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 B&B website: www.fairford-bed-breakfast.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
E-Mail: sales@centrepoints.co.uk
Website: www.centrepoints.co.uk

Travel & Traffic Map:
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

2014 - 11, 12, 13 July
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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