The World's Greatest Airshow
Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world's greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK's premier outdoor events, returned for 2018 on 13-15 July to mark a very special occasion, the centenary of the Royal Air Force. As well as commemorating the past achievements, we also celebrated the present and helped to inspire the future of the RAF.
A record crowd of 185,000 people enjoyed a feast of flying at the 2018 Air Tattoo, marking the Royal Air Force's Centenary at RAF Fairford.
In total, 302 aircraft, from 43 air arms representing 30 nations attended the airshow, of which 121 took part in the flying display.
Among the flying display highlights were a number of unique flypasts. A special tribute to the legendary 617 'Dambusters' Squadron saw the iconic Lancaster bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fly in formation with the squadron's current aircraft, the Tornado, and the RAF's new state-of-the-art F-35B Lightning II. Another flypast featured nine RAF Typhoons in formation, as part of centenary celebrations.
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In this section....
- Aircraft at the Show
The full list of invited countries, aircraft updates and the flying and static aircraft that will attend the 2018 Air Tattoo
- Visiting the Show
All the information that you need to get the most out of the Air Tattoo.
- Commercial Opportunities
Aerospace and defence industry networking, sponsorship, corporate hospitality as well as trade and exhibition space
- Part of the Team
The Air Tattoo 'family' is made up of a small team of permanent staff, 1500 volunteers, visiting aircrew and local supporters
- Safety and Security
Safety is, always has been, and always will be our number one priority