27 April 2023
More details have been released regarding the aircraft taking part in the Royal International Air Tattoo, taking place in July.
First on the list of confirmed attendees at the show is a KC-135 Stratotanker being supplied by Metrea Strategic Mobility for the static aircraft display. This aircraft was once flown by the Republic of Singapore Air Force and is now being flown by to provide commercial air-to-air refueling for partner Air Arms. The camouflage scheme will be a real highlight, make sure you don't miss it whilst you are on the showground!
Some rare aircraft from the Italian Army will also be joining the static display this summer. Confirmed this week, are an amazing trio: A debuting UH-169B Helicopter, a fantastic Dornier Do-228 and a rarely seen Mangusta attack helicopter.
Last, but certainly not least, there’s the hugely exciting news that a Messerschmitt Me 262 has been added to the flying display. This will be the first time that the UK will see one of these classic, late WWWII jets performing at an airshow. The organisers have Airbus to thank for their efforts to support the aircraft for everyone to enjoy in July.
The new aircraft are in addition to those already announced which include F-16s courtesy of the Belgian Air Component and Royal Danish Air Force, Gripens from the Czech Air Force and Swedish Air Force, a Hornet from the Finnish Air Force, a Harrier from the Spanish Navy, and a Typhoon from the Royal Air Force. Tickets are still available for all days of the show, which runs from Friday 14 July to Sunday 16 July at RAF Fairford.
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