Italian Ef2000 Paul Fiddian

13th April

  • 13th Apr 2023

Firstly this week, we're pleased that our loyal friends from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will return to RIAT! It wouldn't be the same without the Royal Jordanian Falcons performing in the flying display, so we look forward to seeing their Extra 330LX aircraft performing in the skies over RAF Fairford in July. In addition, we will also see their Hercules on static display alongside the traditional Jordanian exhibition marquee.

Launching our celebration of the Italian Air Force's centenary, we are pleased to confirm the participation a range of historic aircraft from Italy. The static display will including a significant number of historic aircraft, all adorned in Italian Air Force Markings and parked together in a special static display to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Italian Air Force. Today we have added 10 aircraft to the participation list, including the colourful P-166C and a trio of FIAT G.46 training aircraft. Check out the 'Confirmed Aircraft' page for full listings. We will be adding more aircraft, including some classic jets, in the coming weeks once we finalise their participation details.

We have continued various fruitful conversations with Air Arms across Europe for a range of interesting aircraft to attend for both flying and static displays at RIAT 2023, including familiar favourites and some new aircraft types which we hope to be able to announce in the coming weeks. However, sadly this week we heard from the Royal Navy, who have said due to operational tempo they are unable to provide any aircraft to participate at RIAT.