The Royal International Air Tattoo

Spectators viewing static aircraft

The annual Royal International Air Tattoo will take place at RAF Fairford over the weekend of the 11-13 July in Gloucestershire.

Celebrating aviation excellence, the Royal International Air Tattoo will host over seven hours of thrilling flying displays and static aircraft park for upwards of 130,000 visitors.

With two miles of entertainment on the ground and non-stop action in the skies this is a great family day out - and under 16s go free!

Keep an eye on the weather forecast to check whether the skies will be clear for the air displays.

For further information about the event, visit the official The Royal International Air Tattoo website.

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17-19 July - Check the weather forecast at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire for The Royal International Air Tattoo.

Officially recognised as the world's largest military airshow in 2003 by the Guinness World Records with 535 aircraft in attendance, Europe's greatest airshow returns a 7.5 hour flying display, with a variety of aircraft taking part, including:

  • Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Massed Flypast
  • RAF Red Arrows
  • Royal Jordanian Falcons
  • RAF Typhoon Solo Display
  • Airbus Military A400M
  • French Air Force Patrouille de France   

A variety of aircraft will also be on show from around the world including:

  • Helicopters, such as the Army Air Corps Apache aircraft flown by Prince Harry
  • Fighter aircraft
  • VIP transportation
  • Civil aircraft
  • Display team aircraft, including the Breitling Wingwalking Team

This year, the Royal International Air Tattoo will focus on the theme of Securing the Skies, as it marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The show will bring attention to the many dimensions that were crucial to Securing the Skies from the contribution of new technology and the role of aircrafts, to the bravery of the pilots who flew with the RAF Fighter Command.

There will be opportunities to meet the air crews, get close to the aircraft and explore a huge variety of entertainment, including the Techno Zone, an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters.

The Met Office will have a stand in the Techno Zone, so pop by and see how we forecast high-level weather thousands of feet in the sky, to allow aircraft to fly safely and efficiently.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.