Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Preview

The Air Tattoo is one of the largest airshows in the world and certainly the biggest in the UK and attracts many branches of the armed forces from all over the world. This year the show will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the United States Air Force. This event is being held on Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

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(F) – Flying (FP) – Flypast (S) – Static (SP) – Support (T) – Taxi Demo (V) – Visitor

United Kingdom

Royal Air Force

  • Avro Lancaster B.I – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (F)
  • Boeing Chinook HC.4/6 – No. 18(B) Squadron (F)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 – No. 29(R) Squadron (F)
  • The Red Arrows – 9 BAe Hawk T.1As (F)
  • Supermarine Spitfires x4 – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (F)
  • Airbus A330-243 Voyager KC.2/3 – No. 10/101 Squadron (S)
  • Grob G-103A Viking TX.1 – No. 2 Flight Training School (S)
  • Grob G-109B Vigilant T.1 – No. 2 Flight Training School (S)
  • Shorts Tucano T.1 – No. 72(R) Squadron (S)
  • Westland Puma HC Mk. 2 – No. 23/33 Squadron (S)

Royal Navy

  • Agusta-Westland AW101 Merlin HC Mk. 3 – 815 Naval Air Squadron (S)
  • Agusta-Westland AW159 Wildcat HMA.2 – TBC (S)
  • BAe Hawk T.1 – 736 Naval Air Squadron (S)
  • Beechcraft B350CER Avenger T.1 – 750 Naval Air Squadron (S)
  • Westland Sea King ASaC Mk. 7 – 849 Naval Air Squadron (S)

Army Air Corps

  • Agusta-Westland WAH-64D Apache AH Mk. 1 – Attack Helicopter Display Team (F)
  • Agusta-Westland AW159 Wildcat AH Mk. 1 – TBC (S)
  • Britten-Norman BN-2T-4S Defender 400 – No. 651 Squadron (S)

Australia

Royal Australian Air Force

  • Boeing E-7A Wedgetail – No. 2 Squadron (S)

Austria

Austrian Air Force

  • SAAB 105ÖE – Düsentrainerstaffel (F)
  • SAAB 105ÖE – Düsentrainerstaffel (S) 

Belgium

Belgian Air Component

  • Lockheed-Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon – F-16 Demo Team (F)
  • Westland Sea King Mk. 48  – 40th Squadron Heli (F)
  • Lockheed C-130H Hercules – No. 20 Squadron (S)
  • Lockheed-Martin F-16AM/BM Fighting Falcon – 31st ‘Tiger’/349th Squadron (S)

Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force

  • Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III – 429 Transport Squadron (S)
  • Boeing CH-147F Chinook – 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (S)

Czech Republic

Czech Air Force

  • Aero L-159 ALCAs x2 – TBC (F)
  • SAAB JAS-39C Gripen – 211th Tactical Squadron (F)
  • Aero L-159 ALCA – TBC (S)

Denmark

Royal Danish Air Force

  • Bombardier CL-604 Challenger – Eskadrille 721 (S)

Finland

Finnish Air Force

  • The Midnight Hawks – 4 BAe Hawk T.51s (F)

Finnish Army Aviation

  • NHIndustries NH90 TTH – TBC (S)

France

French Air Force

  • Couteau Delta – 2 Dassault Mirage 2000Ds (F)
  • Dassault Rafale C – TBC (F)
  • Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet Es x2 – TBC (S)

Germany

German Air Force

  • Airbus A400M Atlas – LTG-62 (S)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon EF-2000 – TLG-73 (S)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon EF-2000 – TLG-74 (S)
  • Panavia Tornado ECR/IDS – TG-51 (S)
  • Transall C-160D – LTG-61 (S)

German Navy

  • Eurocopter EC135 – Marinefleigergeschwader 5 (S)
  • Lockheed P-3C Orion – Marinefleigergeschwader 3 (S)
  • Westland Super Lynx Mk. 88A – Marinefleigergeschwader 5 (S)

Greece

Hellenic Air Force

  • McDonnell-Douglas F-4E Phantom II – 117 Combat Wing (S)

Italy

Italian Air Force

  • Alenia C-27J Spartan – TBC (F)
  • Alenia-Aermacchi M-346 Master – TBC (F)
  • Panavia Tornado IDS – TBC (F)

Japan

Japan Air Self-Defence Force

  • Boeing KC-767J – 404 Hikotai (S)

Jordan

Royal Jordanian Air Force

  • Lockheed C-130H Hercules – No. 3 Squadron (S)

NATO

  • Boeing E-3A Sentry – NATO E-3A Component (S)

Netherlands

Royal Netherlands Air Force

  • Dornier Do-228-212 – No. 334 Squadron (S)
  • Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules – No. 336 Squadron (S)
  • McDonnell-Douglas KDC-10-30CF – No. 334 Squadron (S)

Slovenia

Slovenian Air Force & Air Defence

  • Pilatus PC-9M Hudournik – LETS (F)
  • Let L-410 Turbolet – 107. Letalska Baza (S)
  • Pilatus PC-9M Hudournik – LETS (S)

Spain

Spanish Air Force

  • McDonnell-Douglas EF-18AM Hornet – TBC (F)

Sweden

Swedish Air Force

  • SAAB JAS-39C Gripen – TBC (F)
  • SAAB JAS-39D Gripen – TBC (S)

Switzerland

Swiss Air Force

  • Patrouille Suisse – 6 Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs (F)

Turkey

Turkey Air Force

  • Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon – Solo Turk (F)

United States of America

United States Air Combat Command

  • The Thunderbirds – 6 Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcons (F)

United States Air Force

  • Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor – TBC (F)
  • Boeing B-52H Stratofortress – 307th Bomber Wing (S)
  • Rockwell B-1B Lancer – 28th Bomber Wing (S)

United States Air Force Europe

  • Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon – 52nd Fighter Wing/480th Fighter Squadron (S)

United States Air Force Reserve Command

  • Boeing C-17A Globemaster III – 315th Airlift Wing/701st Airlift Squadron (S)

United States Air Force Special Operations Command

  • Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey – 352nd Special Operations Wing/7th Special Operations Squadron (F)
  • Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey – 352nd Special Operations Wing/7th Special Operations Squadron (S)
  • Lockheed-Martin MC-130J Commando II – 352nd Special Operations Wing/67th Special Operations Squadron (S)

Classic Jets & Cold War Era Types

  • BAC Jet Provost T.5s x2 – Jet Aerobatics (S)
  • North American-Rockwell OV-10B Bronco – Bronco Demo Team (S)

Warbirds

  • Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk Mk. III – Hangar 11 (F)
  • North American P-51D Mustang – Hangar 11 (F)

Civilian

  • Airbus A400M Atlas – Airbus Defence and Space (F)
  • Royal Jordanian Falcons – 4 Extra EA-300Ls (F)
  • Beechcraft T-6C Texan II – Affinity Flying Services (S)
  • Britten-Norman BN-2T Defender – Britten-Norman (S)
  • Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 – Affinity Flying Services (S)
  • Extra EA-400 – Bruno Stocker (S)
  • Grob G-120TP – Affinity Flying Services (S)
  • Shorts SC.7 Skyvan – Eureka Aviation (S) 
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