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Previous Aircraft

Since we first began in 1971, RIAT has been graced with the world's most famous and amazing aircraft. So step back in time and take a look at what landed at our previous shows.

The first Air Tattoo was staged in 1971 at North Weald airfield in Essex with just over 100 aircraft taking part. From these small beginnings the show became the International Air Tattoo in 1976, and recognition of its unique status was granted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1996.  This is when the current Royal International Air Tattoo title was adopted.

From 1973 to 1983 the Air Tattoo was held at Greenham Common before moving to RAF Fairford in 1985.