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  • RAF Fairford hosts Royal International Air Tattoo 2024

    The annual Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s largest international airshow, held July 19-21, 2024, at RAF Fairford, England with support of the 501st Combat Support Wing. This year RIAT commemorated the 75th anniversary of NATO and the 50th anniversary of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. U.S.

  • AFWERX stems innovation at RIAT 2024

    Innovators networked in the RAF Astra tent during the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) the world’s largest international airshow at RAF Fairford, England, July 20, 2024. Members of the 501st Combat Support Wing, 48th Fighter Wing and 100th Air Refueling Wing showcased grassroots innovation at

  • World renown RIAT makes return to Pathfinder base

    The world’s largest military airshow, the Royal International Air Tattoo, returned to RAF Fairford hosting a live audience after a two-year hiatus due to pandemic restrictions, July 15-17. The three-day airshow celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force as well as 73 years of the NATO

  • RIAT 2019 showcases U.S. commitment to NATO alliance

    The world’s largest military air show brought nations from all over the world to RAF Fairford for the Royal International Air Tattoo July 19-21. RIAT 2019 commemorated 70 years since the formation of NATO, and 50 years since the first manned moon landing. The three-day event saw more than 175,000

  • New era of air power at RIAT 16

    For a moment there is a relative quiet, only the buzz of conversations and laughter of children. Then once again sound falls like a hammer as another jet begins to throw itself into the sky, trailing colored smoke as it strives to impress the crowd of eager onlookers. The 2016 Royal International