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Invited Nations 2019

A Guide to Aircraft Participation

Here you will find the popular 'Traffic Light' system reflecting the status of the communications between the Air Tattoo and various military aircraft operators and their potential participation. 

Below will be a list of all the air arms and operators that have been invited to attend the Air Tattoo.

Confirmed Confirmed

 Ongoing discussions


A flashing light means the information has been updated within the past week.

How do we invite participants to the show?

We work with the RAF to produce the list of countries we will invite to the event and then extend that invitation to the respective nations' Chief of Air Staff. We follow up those formal invitations with a series of visits to their embassies in London, meeting with each nation's Military and Defence Attachés to discuss plans for the forthcoming show.

Over the following months we receive official correspondence detailing whether nations are able to participate, if they will bring aircraft and whether those aircraft will be taking part in the flying display or whether they will be available for closer inspection within the RIAT static display. A range of national considerations dictate whether aircraft are made available for flying or static display at RIAT, the former driven by availability of a worked up and approved display for that particular aircraft type.

The full list of nations invited to the 2019 Air Tattoo is below. You can read more about the process in this guide.

Country Current Status  
Belgium Confirmed Confirmed
Canada Confirmed Confirmed
Civilian Confirmed Confirmed
Denmark Confirmed Confirmed
Finland Confirmed Confirmed
France Confirmed Confirmed
Germany Confirmed Confirmed
Greece Confirmed Confirmed
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Confirmed Confirmed
Hungary Confirmed Confirmed
Italy Confirmed Confirmed
Lithuania Confirmed Confirmed
Maritime and Coastguard Agency Confirmed Confirmed
NATO Confirmed Confirmed
NATO Flypast Confirmed Confirmed
Norway Confirmed Confirmed
Pakistan Confirmed Confirmed
Poland Confirmed Confirmed
Romania Confirmed Confirmed
Slovak Republic Confirmed Confirmed
Spain Confirmed Confirmed
Sweden Confirmed Confirmed
Switzerland Confirmed Confirmed
The Netherlands Confirmed Confirmed
Turkey Confirmed Confirmed
Ukraine Confirmed Confirmed
United Kingdom Confirmed Confirmed
United States of America Confirmed Confirmed
Albania Invited  
Argentina Invited  
Bangladesh Invited  
Belize C.A Invited  
Bolivia Invited  
Bosnia and Herzegovina Invited  
Brazil Invited  
Brunei Darussalam Invited  
Bulgaria Invited  
Chile Invited  
Colombia Invited  
Croatia Invited  
Cyprus Invited  
Ecuador Invited  
Egypt Invited  
Estonia Invited  
Ghana Invited  
Iceland Invited  
India Invited  
Indonesia Invited  
Iraq Invited  
Israel Invited  
Jamaica Invited  
Japan Invited  
Kazakhstan Invited  
Kenya Invited  
Kingdom of Bahrain Invited  
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Invited  
Kuwait Invited  
Kyrgyz Republic Invited  
Latvia Invited  
Lebanon Invited  
Luxembourg Invited  
Macedonia Invited  
Malaysia Invited  
Malta Invited  
Mexico Invited  
Montenegro Invited  
Morocco Invited  
New Zealand Invited  
Nigeria Invited  
Peoples Republic of China Invited  
Peru Invited  
Philippines Invited  
Republic of Belarus Invited  
Republic of Korea Invited  
Republic of Singapore Invited  
Republic of Tajikistan Invited  
Serbia Invited  
South Africa Invited  
Sri Lanka Invited  
State of Qatar Invited  
Thailand Invited  
Trinidad and Tobago Invited  
Tunisia Invited  
Turkmenistan Invited  
UAE Invited  
Uruguay Invited  
Uzbekistan Invited  
Vietnam Invited  
Zambia Invited  
Not Participating Declined
Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Oman, Portugal, Slovenia

“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, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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