28 February 2023
The first attendees for the Royal International Air Tattoo in July have been announced.
The organisers of RIAT 23 have confirmed aircraft for both the flying and static displays at the air show in July, both coming from the Finnish Air Force. Firstly, their F/A-18C Hornet will be performing in the flying display, with their solo display of the type often regarded as one of the best fast jet demonstration across Europe, and a previous winner of various flying display awards at RIAT. In addition, they will also be sending a Hawk for static display, planned to be HW.340 in the spectacular Finnish flag colour scheme, after it was unable to attend last year.
Despite it being early in the year, the organisers are already in communication with a number of Air Forces who plan to send aircraft to RIAT 2023, including a number of air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the SKYTANKER23 theme, and a wide array of other military and civilian aircraft types.
Meanwhile, the iconic red, white, and blue of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will be decorating the skies above RAF Fairford this July! A firm favourite with spectators, the Red Arrows will be back to flying their full complement of nine Hawk T1s this summer and performing their world-class aerial display on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The Air Tattoo takes place on Friday 14 July to Sunday 16 July at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. New for this year, there are free buses from Swindon Bus Station and Cheltenham Racecourse to the show. Early Bird tickets for adults cost £34 for Friday, £69 for Saturday and £59 for Sunday.
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