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19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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For 2024 the themes are announced;
- 50th anniversary of the F-16
- Pushing the boundaries in air and space
- NATO 75th anniversary
- 100 years Royal Canadian Air Force

Participating will probably be the D-Day Squadron (will be in Europe for 80 years D-Day; also at Duxford and other places). See: https://www.ddaysquadron.org/2024-legacy-tour
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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I’m thinking of visiting RIAT next year but not clear for me which day would be the best to be there. Is there a difference in the program across the 3 days or is the program (more or less) the same for all days? Anyone any thoughts based on previous visits?

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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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...I think the Friday is rather "light" in flying displays.

You will see more flying demonstrations on either the Saturday -or the Sunday.
The timings will differ per day,
but flying participants will be same on both weekend days, for 95 percent at least.

During the early sunday evening after the public flying programme has ended
a handful of participants in the static display
or on the flightlines
tend to leave.
Some, but not many....

Static participants would be some helicopters,
and lighter aircraft
that are able to taxi out to the runway, so not being "closed in" by other static aircraft.

Monday of course is the main "Departure Day".
Most participants in the static display cannot taxi out to the runway in the weekend,
so they will have to leave on the Monday.
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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Thanks for the feedback!
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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Park en view tickets zijn al uitverkocht....
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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This year, the Park & View tickets for 2023 also sold out quickly. Even though it quickly sold out, anyone could enter for a fee of £28. Hopefully they will be as lenient again next year. You can also be put on the reserve list, but don't expect too much from that. Another option is to become a member of the friends of the RIAT (Very expensive)

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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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dude991815 wrote: 21 Oct 2023, 19:43 I’m thinking of visiting RIAT next year but not clear for me which day would be the best to be there. Is there a difference in the program across the 3 days or is the program (more or less) the same for all days? Anyone any thoughts based on previous visits?
Also, Friday has only the red and blue sections open for the public (that is the eastern and central part of the showground) green is where the arrivals of static aircraft on Friday will go. That said, Friday has the extra bonus for static aircraft also to be seen in the air. Basiccally you need to decide for yourself which thing is more appealling for YOU.
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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The first confirmed participant is the CF-188A Hornet Demo Team from the Royal Canadian Air Force, celebrating 100 years RCAF.
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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According to the tour schedule of the D-Day squadron, they will also participate in the RIAT.

https://www.ddaysquadron.org/2024-legacy-tour
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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Nato Tiger wrote: 24 Dec 2023, 15:23 According to the tour schedule of the D-Day squadron, they will also participate in the RIAT.

https://www.ddaysquadron.org/2024-legacy-tour
...like you mentioned elsewhere, probably in a somewhat slimmed-down version...

Below is copied and pasted per 24 December 2023 , in case the timeline gets changed...
Proposed Timeline​
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May 13-18: Kickoff Week (KOXC) at Waterbury-Oxford Airport. Train and cross the North Atlantic

May 18: Departure for Presque Isle, Maine (KPQI)

May 19-20: Presque Isle, Maine (KPQI)

May 20-25: Northern Atlantic Crossing “Blue Spruce Route” Canada - Greenland - Iceland - Scotland

May 25-June 2: UK Tour (other locations TBD)

May 29-31: North Weald (Tickets here)

June 1-2: Imperial War Museum, Duxford Airfield (Tickets here)

June 5-11: Normandy events and jump operations - Cherbourg – Maupertus Airport

June 15-17: Berlin Airlift, Wiesbaden Army Airfield on Clay Kaserne

June 22 -23: Venice, Italy - Aeroporto Nicelli (old DC-3 Base of Operation)

June 21-27: Northern Atlantic Crossing

June 27-28: Presque Isle, Maine (KPQI)

June 28: All DDS planes return to home base

July 19-21: RIAT - Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford in Gloucestershire

July 22-28: EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, Wis.
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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Nato Tiger wrote: 24 Dec 2023, 15:23 According to the tour schedule of the D-Day squadron, they will also participate in the RIAT.

https://www.ddaysquadron.org/2024-legacy-tour
The June 21-27 schedule makes an appearance at RIAT very very uncertain.
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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aviodromefriend wrote: 07 Jan 2024, 14:32
Nato Tiger wrote: 24 Dec 2023, 15:23 According to the tour schedule of the D-Day squadron, they will also participate in the RIAT.

https://www.ddaysquadron.org/2024-legacy-tour
The June 21-27 schedule makes an appearance at RIAT very very uncertain.
Indeed, most probably only the European based Dakotas will participate in RIAT. Unfortunate timing..!
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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...apparently the Saudi Hawks are to fly at RIAT 2024 Fairford.

This team is also to get new jet trainers, newer Hawks...
https://www.airshowstuff.com/forum/view ... hp?p=45600 .
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... -aircraft/ updated today:

Flying:
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE- CF-188A HORNET
SPANISH NAVY - EAV-8B HARRIER II

Static:
FINISH AIR FORCE - F/A-18C HORNET
BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY - DHC-6 TWIN OTTER
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... -aircraft/
AIRCRAFT LISTING
Last updated: 15th Feb 2024

HAWKER HUNTER F.58
-NEW HAWKER HUNTER AVIATION NATO 75 S NEW

LEONARDO AW169
-NEW UNI-FLY S NEW

SAAB 340B
-NEW CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES S NEW

SLINGSBY T66 NIPPER
-NEW AERIAL VOCATIONS LIMITED S NEW
...the German Marineflieger and Italian Army declined participation for 2024.... :(
NOT PARTICIPATING
AIR ARMS
EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE,GERMAN NAVY,ITALIAN ARMY,ROYAL AIR FORCE OF OMAN
https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... t-updates/
This week, work has continued with a variety of nations who hope to send their aircraft to RIAT 2024.
For most Air Forces, whilst initial planning has begun,
it is not until the Spring
when we can expect to receive formal confirmation of their participation,
and add the aircraft to our participation list.

Of particular interest this week is the intent from Zambia to send an aircraft,
after their last minute cancellation in 2023.
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