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Aircraft at the Show

Aircraft are the stars of the Air Tattoo and soon you'll find all the information about the aircraft and operators invited to participate in the 2018 show. We will be having a full three days of airshows with over 7 hours of flying on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in 2018. Because RIAT 2018 will be a different event, many display participants will be different on each day. We won't know more about this until closer to the event.

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

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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