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Aircraft at the Show

Aircraft are the stars of the Air Tattoo and you'll find all the information about the aircraft and operators invited to participate in the 2018 show here. In 2018 we had a full three days of airshows with over 7 hours of flying on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Because RIAT 2018 was a different event, many display participants were different on each day.

In 2017, 246 aircraft from 32 air arms in 26 countries participated with 63 Official Military Delegations also in attendance. On Sunday 16, visitors were treated to a surprise flypast by a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, escorted by two F-15 fighters. 

You can find the aircraft that attended the Air Tattoo in 2017 and previous years in our Looking Back section.

Our Frequently Asked Questions page provides further information about aircraft at the Air Tattoo. Find out more about the process for inviting participants

All aircraft participation is, as always, subject to operational commitments, technical issues, crew availability, weather conditions and other factors. 

In this section....

“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

“Probably the most complete air show Iíve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

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