More than 150,000 people are expected to visit the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

Fans watch Red Arrows display at RIAT

The Red Arrows performed a crowd-pleasing display, and for the first time in a decade they were joined by the US Air Force display team - The Thunderbirds.

US Air Force Thunderbirds display team at RIAT

On the first day of RIAT the Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon announced a contract worth £9.5 million to provide Typhoon pilots at RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby with the latest cockpit technology, along with another deal worth £110 million to extend the service of the Hercules C-130J transport date to 2035.

RAF Typhoon display at RIAT

But the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo is not only a showcase for the latest in multi-million pound military jets, it has also provided smaller civilian groups with an opportunity to display their skills.

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