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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 with a four hour flying display that will include the debut of our spectacular mass flypast of historic aircraft.

Only on Friday will you get controlled access to our special 'Pit Area' where you can get up close to aircraft that are part of the flying display. Here you can see the beautiful historic Spitfires, Hurricanes, Buchon, Messerschmitt and the stunning Blenheim that will take part in our mass flypast. The RAF's Red Arrows and their Spanish counterparts, Patrulla Aguila will also be located here along with their crews and engineers.

Vulcan XH558 will fly into the show on Friday and will then be on display in the 'Pit Area' where you can get up close under the stewardship of the Vulcan to the Sky volunteers. This will be free on Friday although a small donation to the Vulcan to the Sky Trust is requested on Saturday and Sunday.

We have also improved entry arrangements for those parking in the Green Car Park (travelling from the Cirencester direction) which includes access to the show from 7.30am. Tickets will be checked at the Green Entry Point where you will jump straight on one of our new 'bendy buses' that accommodates 120 people and you'll be dropped off at the nearest accessible point on the showground (approx. 2 minute journey).

Tickets for Friday are limited and currently priced at £31, so book now for:

Controlled 'Pit Area' access - before and after the flying display (not open Saturday & Sunday)
Debut of a special mass flypast of historic aircraft to commemorate the Battle of Britain
Four hour flying display from 11am to 3pm (pit area is closed during this time) with aircraft arrivals and rehearsals before and after the flying display
Full access to the east Showground from 7.30am to 6pm (click here for the map)
RAF Village, Vintage Village, Techno Zone and Autodrome open, with the Vintage Village having a 'Battle of Britain' theme and expanded to include additional static aircraft, re-enactors and 'Friday only' features
New airport style 'bendy bus' shuttle from the Green car park and entry point directly into the showground (2 minute journey)
First Class Lounge, Aviation Club, Cotswold Club and Viewing Village Grandstand enclosures are available for an extra special day out
Shuttle Bus from Swindon bus station to the Airshow (and return) will be running on the Friday - discounted combined shuttle bus and admission ticket available
On Friday the Park & View Enclosures will only be accessible with a Friday 'Pit Day' admission ticket (advance purchase only).

Confirmed for Friday ‘Pit Area’; Spitfires, Hurricanes, Buchon and the stunning Blenheim that are taking part in our #BoB75 mass flypast. The RAF Red Arrows and their Spanish counterparts, Patrulla Aguila will also be located in the ‘Pit Area’ along with their crews & engineers. Vulcan XH558 will fly into the show on Friday and will then be on display in the ‘Pit Area’

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

Belgian Air Component
C130H Hercules (S)
ERJ-135/145LR (S)
F-16AM (F)
NH90 MTH (S)

A318 - British Airways (S)
Beechcraft AT-6 - Textron Aviation (S)
Beechcraft Baron SM ISR - Textron Aviation (S)
Bell 429 Global Ranger - Bell Helicopters (UK) (S)
Blenheim L6739 (G-BPIV) - ARCO (F)
Buchon G-AWHK - ARCO (F)
Douglas DC-3A - Breitling (S)
Grob 120TP - Grob Aircraft AG (S)
Hurricane AE977 - BHHH (F)
Hurricane llb BE505 - Hangar 11 (F)
Hurricane R4118 - Peter Vacher (F)
Ikarus C42 - Airbourne Aviation (S)
Robinson R44 - Alan Smith (SP)
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 - Pitbull (S)
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 - Pitbull (S)
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 - Pitbull (S)
Seafire XVIII - Tim Manna (F)
Spitfire 1 N3200 - ARCO (F)
Spitfire 1 P9374 - ARCO (F)
Spitfire IX MH434 - OFMC (F)
Spitfire IX MK912 - BHHH (F)
Spitfire IX TA805 - BHHH (F)
Spitfire PR.XIX - Rolls Royce (F)
Spitfire Vc EE602 - BHHH (F)
Textron AirLand Scorpion (S)
VS Spitfire XVI - Stephen Stead (S)
Avro Vulcan B2 XH558 (F)
Spitfire Mk.IXe - Historic Flight Foundation (F)

Czech Republic Air Force
Aero L-159 ALCA (S)
Airbus C295M (S)
Mil Mi-24V/Mi-35 (S)
Mil Mi-24V/Mi-35 (F)

Royal Danish Air Force
CL604 Challenger (S)

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

French Air Force
Ramex Delta Tactical Display - Mirage 2000N (F)
Patrouille de France (F)

German Air Force
Tornado PA-200 (F)
Tornado PA-200 (S)

German Army Aviation
Bo105 P1 (S)
Bo105 P1 (F)

German Navy
Do228 (LM) (S)
EC-135P2+ (S)
P-3C Orion (S)
Sea King Mk.41 (S)
Sea Lynx Mk.88A (S)

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

Hungarian Air Force
Antonov An-26 (S)
JAS-39C/D Gripen (S)

Italian Air Force
C-27J Spartan (S)
Eurofighter F-2000 Typhoon (S)
Eurofighter F-2000 Typhoon (S)
Tornado A-200 (F)
Tornado A-200 (S)

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

Boeing E-3A Sentry (S)

Royal Netherlands Air Force
AH-64D Apache (F)
C-130H Hercules (S)
CH-47D/F Chinook (S)
Do-228 (S)
KDC-10 (S)

Polish Air Force
C295M (S)
MiG-29 (F)
Su-22M-4 (S)

Polish Navy
M28 Bryza (S)
Mil Mi-14 (S)

Qatar Emiri Air Force
C-130 Hercules (S)

Army Air Corps
BN-2T Defender AL.1 (S)
Gazelle AH.1 (S)
WAH-64D Apache (F)
WAH-64D Apache (S)

Royal Air Force
A330 Voyager KC.2 (S)
Bell Griffin HT.1 (S)
C-130J Hercules C.5 (S)
C-17A Globemaster III (S)
Chinook HC.2/2A (F)
E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (S)
Grob Tutor (S)
Hawk T.1 (S)
Hawk T.2 (S)
Hawk T.2 x2 Role Demo (F)
Red Arrows (F)
Hurricane IIc PZ865 - BBMF (F)
Hurricane LF363 - BBMF (F)
King Air 200 (S)
Lancaster - BBMF (F)
Puma HC.2 (S)
Sea King HAR3 (S)
Spitfire II P7350 - BBMF (F)
Spitfire IX MK356 - BBMF (F)
Spitfire LF.XVI TE311 - BBMF (F)
Spitfire Vb AB910 - BBMF (F)
Tornado GR.4 31Sqn (F)
Tornado GR.4 IX(B)Sqn (S)
Tornado GR.4 XV(R)Sqn (S)
Tornado GR4 29(R)Sqn (S)
Tucano T.1 (S)
Typhoon FGR.4 - 1(F) Squadron (S)
Typhoon FGR.4 - 6 Squadron (S)
Typhoon FGR.4 - XI Squadron (S)
Typhoon FGR4 & Synchro Pair (F)

Royal Navy
AW Merlin HM.2 (S)
King Air 350ER (S)
Sea King ASaC.7 (S)
Sea King HC.4 848 NAS (S)
Sea King HU.5 (S)

Slovak Air Force
Aero L-39CM Albatros (S)
Let L-410UVP-T Turbolet (S)

Slovenian Air Force
Let L-410 Turbolet (S)
Pilatus PC-9M Swift (F)
Pilatus PC-9M Swift (S)

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

Swiss Air Force
AS332TH06 Super Puma (S)
Swiss PC-7 Team (F)
Swiss Super Puma Helicopter (F)

Agusta A109E Power (S)
Alpha Jet (S)
Diamond DA-42 (S)
Hawk T1 (S)

United States Air Force
CV-22B Osprey (S)
MC-130J Commando II (S)

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.

Tornado Tribute for Air Tattoo
This summer's Air Tattoo will feature a three-ship formation of Tornados from three different nations; the UK, Germany and Italy. Marking the 35th anniversary of the Tri-National Tornado Training Establishment (TTTE) at RAF Cottesmore, this will be the first time three Tornados flying together has been witnessed at a public display for many years!

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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