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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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dennisblade1979 wrote: 19 Apr 2024, 13:26 + Polish AW149 static and F-16 demo, not confirmed on RIAT page yet.
https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... t-updates/
Starting this week with a pair of exciting pair of jets to join our 'Viper Line' on static display at RIAT 2024, coming from Greece.

We're very pleased the Hellenic Air Force will be sending a pair of their Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 52+ jets to join our 50th anniversary celebrations.
These particular jets will come from 336 ""Olympos"" Squadron and wear a very attractive 'Aegean Blue' colour scheme.
We have asked the squadron to send aircraft equipped with Conformal Fuel Tanks,
to show this impressive capability which can be used on the newer blocks of F-16s.

As part of our 'Pushing the Boundaries' theme, we're very pleased to be welcoming the FAAM Airborne Laboratory back to RIAT for the first time since 2012. This specially modified BAe 146 is used for a huge array of scientific research projects, primarily by the Natural Environment Research Council, the UK Met Office, and the UK university community.
Our plan is to park this aircraft alongside other Flight Test / Scientific Research aircraft in the central area of the showground, and the FAAM team has said they intend to offer guided tours inside the aircraft.

Also this week we're pleased to be able to announce the participation of the French Air & Space Force at RIAT 2024, with an aircraft type we haven't seen for many years.
We're excited to be welcoming one of their classic air defense fighters, the Mirage 2000-5, for a static display at the show.

We've also heard from our friends at the Reparto Sperimentale Volo in Italy,
who plan to return to RIAT again this year, with confirmation of which aircraft types to follow soon.
...the Polish Air Force's participation will probably be announced at a latter date. :|
Below this week's "new confirmations":

https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... -aircraft/
AIRCRAFT LISTING
Last updated: 25th Apr 2024

BRITISH AEROSPACE BAE 146-300 FAAM AIRBORNE LABORATORY S

DASSAULT MIRAGE 2000-5 ESCADRON DE CHASSE 1/2 CIGOGNES NATO 75 S

Greece/Hellas
LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16C FIGHTING FALCON 336 MIRA S
LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16D FIGHTING FALCON 336 MIRA S
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... t-updates/
LATEST UPDATE

Starting this week's aircraft update with a huge contribution to our 'Viper Line' from the
Royal Netherlands Air Force.

As this will be the last time we'll see their F-16AM Fighting Falcons as RIAT
(as they're retiring from service later this year),
we're very pleased that they'll be sending us four jets for static display,
which is a fantastic contribution to our celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the F-16.
In addition, from the Netherlands, their NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter will also be returning for static display.

This week we can also unveil the first of our
Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft coming for static display;
a CC-295 Kingfisher!

This is the first time we've seen this aircraft coming to RIAT and with it's bright yellow colour scheme, it'll be hard to miss.
Next week we should be able to add the rest of the Canadian contributions
to RIAT to the website
and give you more detail on the planned theme ground display marking their Centennial.

Final confirmation for this week comes from the
Slovak Air Force, who'll be sending one of their
C-27J Spartan transport aircraft for static display,
joining the NATO 75th Anniversary line-up.

In addition this week we've continued discussion with a variety of European Air Arms
who've informed us about the aircraft they intend to send to RIAT 2024.
As ever; more news in the coming weeks!
https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... -aircraft/
AIRCRAFT LISTING Last updated: 2nd May 2024

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

AIRBUS CC-295 KINGFISHER 442 TRANSPORT AND RESCUE SQUADRON S

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ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE

GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16AM FIGHTING FALCON (X4)
312 SQUADRON 50 YEARS F-16 S

NH90 NFH 860 SQUADRON S

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SLOVAK AIR FORCE

LEONARDO C-27J SPARTAN 1. DOPRAVNÁ LETKA S
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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+ serbian CN295 static
+ CAF C-130, C-177 and CC150 static
+ all trainingsaircraft RAF static

unfortunatly, Australia, Austria, Croati and Estonia on the not participating list.
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https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... t-updates/
We're very excited to be welcoming a pair of F-16s from Portugal to RIAT;
the first time since 2006 we've seen their jets at the show.

In addition to the Vipers, the Portuguese Air Force is also sending their new
Embraer KC-390 transport aircraft to RIAT for the first time,
for static display. Obrigado!

The Lithuanian Air Force will send a pair of aircraft to RIAT to join our NATO 75th Anniversary celebrations, both on static display.
We're very excited to see their Mi-8 Hip helicopter
coming across to RIAT for the first time in many years.
In addition, they'll also send their C-27J Spartan.

Two interesting civilian aircraft added to the static display this week;

a Finnish Vinka and Yugoslavian Kraguj.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soko_J-20_Kraguj
Yes, used to have two machine guns plus hardpoints for rockets and bombs...

The Vinka will be on static display as our memorial tribute to
Perttu Karivalo, former member of the RIAT Flying Display Team
and European Airshow Council Board member,
who passed away in October.

The final addition to the static display this week, another C-17 Globemaster!

This jet is coming from the multinational Heavy Airlift Wing, part of Strategic Airlift Capability based at Pápa Air Base in Hungary.
The crew plan to have the aircraft open and available for tours throughout the weekend.

Also this week, we've continued our discussions with the Royal Navy, and Joint Helicopter Command, and are awaiting their formal confirmations of participation at RIAT.
https://www.air-shows.org.uk/2024/05/ai ... team-2024/
still to be officially confirmed, apparently. :|
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AIRCRAFT LISTING Last updated: 16th May 2024

SOKO KRAGUJ PRIVATE OWNER S
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soko_J-20_Kraguj

VALMET VINKA PRIVATE OWNER S


LITHUANIAN AIR FORCE ...static...

LEONARDO C-27J SPARTAN (2)

MIL MI-8T HIP


PORTUGUESE AIR FORCE ...static...

EMBRAER KC-390 MILLENIUM ESQUADRA 506

GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16AM FIGHTING FALCON (X2) ESQUADRA 201

...and NATO C-17 static...
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https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... t-updates/
Three flying display additions to kick-off this week's update, courtesy of the Italian Air Force!

At RIAT 2024 we're pleased to have their
F-2000A Typhoon,
C-27J Spartan and
T-346A Master all performing in the flying display.

The Italian Air Force hope to also provide aircraft for static display,
confirmation of which should follow in the coming weeks.


Another week, and more F-16s to join the special 'Viper Line' static display as we mark the aircraft's 50th anniversary! This week we're very pleased to confirm the attendance of
Romanian Air Force who are sending their F-16AM Fighting Falcons
to RIAT for the first time.

In addition, we'll also see a C-27J Spartan on static display from Romania.

This week we can also add a trio of Royal Air Force Typhoons to our static display.

In addition this week we've had an update from our counterparts in the United States Air Force.

static display at RIAT 2024,
including assets such as their C-17 Globemaster, KC-46 Pegasus, F-16 Fighting Falcon and a selection of other aircraft.

However, until all the paperwork is approved :| , we will not be adding them to our confirmed aircraft list.
https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... -aircraft/
AIRCRAFT LISTING Last updated: 23rd May 2024

EUROFIGHTER F-2000A TYPHOON REPARTO SPERIMENTALE DI VOLO F
LEONARDO C-27J SPARTAN F
LEONARDO T-346A MASTER F REPARTO SPERIMENTALE DI VOLO F


ROMANIAN AIR FORCE

GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16AM FIGHTING FALCON (X2)
ESCADRILA 53 S

LEONARDO C-27J SPARTAN ESCADRILA 902 S


RAF Chinook:
https://www.air-shows.org.uk/2024/05/ai ... ates-2024/
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https://www.facebook.com/rafchinookdisp ... RJVSHj1P5l
We’ve been quiet on the socials recently whilst we prepare for the upcoming display season but now is finally the time to introduce the Royal Air Force Chinook Role Demonstration for the 2024 air show season.

The team will be putting on an impressive demonstration of the aircraft capabilities
and the roles it can conduct on operations world wide.

Expect an action packed show which will include underslung loads,
internally loaded vehicles being delivered to the ‘battlefield’
and trooping with the team demonstrating the full capability of the aircraft.

The team will be supported by the Joint Helicopter Support Squadron (JHSS)
who are responsible for
the rigging of underslung loads, management of landing sites and passengers,
they are essential to the delivery the Chinook capabilities.
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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https://twitter.com/BoeingDefense/statu ... 6460448935
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Our #F15 demo team is back and better than ever with two jets.

The team will highlight the power and agility of the advanced F-15 at @SpiritAirshow in June before heading to @AirTattoo and @FIAFarnborough in July.

Stayed tuned to see the performance!
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BaasG wrote: 24 May 2024, 19:16 https://twitter.com/BoeingDefense/statu ... 6460448935
@BoeingDefense
Our #F15 demo team is back and better than ever with two jets.

The team will highlight the power and agility of the advanced F-15 at @SpiritAirshow in June before heading to @AirTattoo and @FIAFarnborough in July.

Stayed tuned to see the performance!
The picture is of a Qatari f-15…. Problably not…. Does anybody know of it will be USAF aircraft or factory aircraft?
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It will be a F-15QA according to this article https://www.europeanairshows.co.uk/news ... his-summer
At upcoming events such as the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and the Farnborough International Airshow, aviation enthusiasts and industry professionals will have the opportunity to witness these capabilities firsthand. The F-15QA’s participation in these prestigious airshows is expected to be a highlight, showcasing not only its technological advancements but also the skill and precision of its pilots. The aircraft’s ability to perform complex manoeuvres at high angles of attack, coupled with its impressive thrust-to-weight ratio, will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on all in attendance.

Moreover, the F-15QA’s display will serve as a testament to the collaborative efforts between Boeing and the Qatar Emiri Air Force, highlighting their commitment to advancing aerial combat technology. The aircraft’s performance at RIAT and Farnborough will also provide valuable insights into the operational capabilities of the F-15EX, which shares many of the same advanced features. As such, these airshows will not only entertain but also inform and inspire future developments in military aviation.
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witje wrote: 25 May 2024, 06:20 It will be a F-15QA according to this article https://www.europeanairshows.co.uk/news ... his-summer
At upcoming events such as the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and the Farnborough International Airshow, aviation enthusiasts and industry professionals will have the opportunity to witness these capabilities firsthand. The F-15QA’s participation in these prestigious airshows is expected to be a highlight, showcasing not only its technological advancements but also the skill and precision of its pilots. The aircraft’s ability to perform complex manoeuvres at high angles of attack, coupled with its impressive thrust-to-weight ratio, will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on all in attendance.

Moreover, the F-15QA’s display will serve as a testament to the collaborative efforts between Boeing and the Qatar Emiri Air Force, highlighting their commitment to advancing aerial combat technology. The aircraft’s performance at RIAT and Farnborough will also provide valuable insights into the operational capabilities of the F-15EX, which shares many of the same advanced features. As such, these airshows will not only entertain but also inform and inspire future developments in military aviation.
Thank you Martijn! That would be great!
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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Seems we are also getting an AW149 from the Polish Army at the RIAT static:

18th/21st - Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, United Kingdom
- AW-149 (S) - F-16 (D)

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Coati wrote: 27 May 2024, 08:47 Seems we are also getting an AW149 from the Polish Army at the RIAT static:

18th/21st - Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, United Kingdom
- AW-149 (S) - F-16 (D)

https://www.europeanairshows.co.uk/sche ... /army/navy
Correct, already mentioned in the post of 19th April.
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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...sadly NO Polish AW149 in the static, apparently, it now transpires..... :| :?

https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... t-updates/
Starting this week's update with the return of the Royal Navy Black Cats to RIAT!
The helicopter display team, flying a pair of Wildcat helicopters will be returning to the skies over RAF Fairford after a lengthy hiatus and will be flying every day at the show.

In addition, the Royal Navy will also contribute a pair of Merlin HM.2 for static display,
with the plan for one of the helicopters to be equipped with the Crowsnest airborne radar system.

Continuing the nautical theme, we will have the Royal Air Force's maritime patrol aircraft, the Poseidon, on static display again.

We will also have a classic naval fighter on static display with the debut appearance of Flying Legend's new F4U Corsair.
Flying Legends GmbH will also bring their P-51D Mustang ""Frances Dell"" for static display too.

We're pleased the Polish Air Force are the latest F-16 operator to confirm their participation at RIAT 2024. In the flying display, their 'Tiger Demo Team' will showcase the Block 52 variant of the F-16, equipped with conformal fuel tanks.
This display hasn't been seen in the UK since 2018, so we're excited to welcome them back to RIAT this summer.

In additional, they'll also be bringing a F-16D for our 'Viper Line' static display, which should also be equipped with conformal fuel tanks.
The Polish F-16s will be supported by a C-130 Hercules,
which we hope will be remaining at RAF Fairford over the show weekend for static display.

Following on from our recent confirmations from the Royal Canadian Air Force,
we can now announce a final addition to their static display area.
As part of their centennial celebrations, and also part of our Flight Test theme,
we're very pleased that a CH-146 Griffon helicopter
from their Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment will be on static display at RIAT 2024!

This helicopter will be transported to RIAT in their CC-177.

Contrary to reports online :| ,
the Polish Land Forces will sadly not :!: be participating with their new Leonardo AW149 helicopter at RIAT 2024. :(
The F-15 flying demo and the RAF Chinook demo still have to be added to
https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... -aircraft/ .
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Stratofreighter wrote: 30 May 2024, 13:03 ...sadly NO Polish AW149 in the static, apparently, it now transpires..... :| :?

https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... t-updates/

But luckily a rare RCAF AETE CH-146 is :D :o

AW149s will be around for another 30+ years.
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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https://www.instagram.com/airtattoo/
It’s not #TakeoffThursday, but we simply couldn’t wait to share this news with you…

Likely to be one of the highlights of the RIAT24 flying display programme and performing over all three show days, we’re pleased to confirm that the Boeing F-15QA Ababil will be attending this year’s show. This jet, operated by the Qatar Emiri Air Force, will be flown by Boeing test pilots to showcase the power and agility of this new variant of the F-15 Eagle.

Tickets are flying out the door, with less than 2000 tickets available for Saturday, so don’t miss out on your chance to see this jet flying at RIAT24.

Head over to the link in our bio to get your tickets today.

And don’t worry, there’s more exciting aircraft to be announced on Thursday!

#RIAT #RIAT2024 #RIAT24
Little addition from https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... qa-ababil/:
We are very pleased to announce that Boeing will be providing the F-15QA to take part in the flying display at RIAT 2024. The flying display will include a pair of aircraft in Qatari Emiri Air Force colours and each aircraft will perform a solo display on different days of the show. The first aircraft will be configured ‘clean’ to show off the maximum performance of the aircraft, the second will be configured in a combat configuration to demonstrate how little the aircrafts performance is affected when carrying weapons. Both displays will be flown by Boeing test pilots.
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Re: 19-21 July 2024; RIAT Fairford

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update: https://www.airtattoo.com/the-airshow/a ... t-updates/ is up again:
LATEST UPDATE

Following on from Tuesday's additional confirmation, of the F-15QA, we have more exciting additions to the RIAT 2024 line-up today...

After missing the last two shows, we're pleased to welcome the Royal Norwegian Air Force back to RIAT, with a substanial show of support as part of our NATO 75th Anniversary theme. Headlining their involvement, we're very excited to be welcoming their 'Yellow Sparrows' display team to the UK for the first ever time. The team comes from their flying training school at Bardufoss and flies the SAAB Safari. We believe this is the first ever time a Norwegian Safari has visited the UK, so a true highlight of show for aviation enthusiasts! In addition, we're also welcoming their F-35A Lightning and AW101 SAR Queen to RIAT for the first time, plus a C-130J Hercules, all for static display.

Perhaps the most exotic aircraft to join our 'Viper Line' at RIAT 2024, we're very pleased to announce the participation of a pair of Moroccan F-16s! In their first visit to the Air Tattoo in nearly 30 years, the Royal Moroccan Air Force will be sending a single seat F-16C and twin seat F-16D, both Block 52 models equipped with conformal fuel tanks. These jets are painted in a fantastic desert camoflauge pattern and we're very excited to see them at RAF Fairford in July.

In the week we mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, it's approproate we announce the first of our D-Day themed aircraft coming to RIAT 2024. Aero Legends will be sending their C-47B Dakota, painted in RAF markings, which will arrive on the Friday and then be on static display over the weekend. In addition, we have another Dakota planned to participate in the form of the newly restored 'Night Fright'. This aircraft is due to make it's post restoration first flight imminently, and will be added to the participation list once this has occured and we know the aircraft will be available for RIAT.

As part of our 'Pushing the Boundaries' theme, we're pleased to have a pair of electrically powered aircraft coming for static display, in form of Pipistrel Velis Electros, operated by NEDOair. These aircraft are planned to arrive on Friday.

Finally, last but not least, we're very excited that (for only the the 3rd time in RIAT's history) we have a Skyhawk coming! Top Aces will be sending one of their A-4N advanced agressor Skyhawks for static display.

Sadly this week, we were informed by HM Coastguard that their aircraft would no longer be able to attend RIAT 2024.
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