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The 2017 Air Tattoo will mark the 70th anniversary of the US Air Force and will also celebrate the 21st Century Partnerships that exist throughout the defence and aviation community. One way this is demonstrated is by the close relationship between the Air Tattoo, Royal Air Force and the US military, which enables us to stage this spectacular event at RAF Fairford each year. 

Since 1973, the US Air Force has provided the Air Tattoo with a home, first at RAF Greenham Common, and then, in 1985, at RAF Fairford. Without such support, ranging from logistics to sending participating aircraft, it is unlikely the Air Tattoo would be the event it is today.

The past 70 years have seen the US Air Force play a key role in international coalitions and partnerships, most notably NATO, that have helped preserve peace and security around the world as well as delivering vital humanitarian aid.

We hope you will join us at RAF Fairford on 14-16 July 2017, as we turn the spotlight on the men, women, aircraft and accomplishments that have helped define the history of the US Air Force in its 70th anniversary year. 

In this section....

  • Tickets and Upgrades
    Discover our range of tickets, from admission, an enclosure upgrade, to FRIAT membership with 2, 4 or 6 day packages
  • Showground Attractions
    From hands-on technology to vintage stalls; there was fun for everyone to experience at the 2016 Air Tattoo
  • Planning your Visit
    All the information you need to get the most out of your day, including travel, accommodation and general hints and tips
  • Photo & Video Galleries
    Here you will find our video and photography archive from the current show through to previous years - relive that moment!
  • Looking Back
    Relive the memories or see what you missed. Our looking back section features aircraft and news from previous airshows  
  • Latest News
    Read the full story! Take a look at all the latest updates and announcements from the Air Tattoo in our news area

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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