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RIAT Fairford Air Tattoo Scenery

Stunning, flyable airshow scenery - BUY NOW!

RIAT Fairford Airshow Scenery for FS2002/FS2004 is a stunning award-winning scenery by ex-film and games designer Carl Edwards, which according to users has raised the bar for flight simulator scenery, taking it to new levels of believeability and realism.

But you can't actually fly scenery this good can you?

Apparently some of you think you can't have your cake and eat it. The screenshots are so good they're putting you off buying - surely nothing this good can be flyable with decent frame rates.... surely...

We're so convinced that you'll enjoy flying this scenery that we're offering a thirty day unconditional money back guarantee.

Reviews & opinions

My fear was that having seen the screen shots, there would be little room frame-rate-wise to carry out some display flying but that proved, delightfully, not to be the case... it's an absolute dream...  - JY, 12 Sep 2004 reviewer Andrew Herd described RIAT Fairford as a GeoRender style scenery scaled up by a factor of ten, which given the enormous critical acclaim for the GeoRender series, is quite a compliment! "You owe yourself this one - go get..". Read review >>

"I don't think I have seen scenery so masterfully crafted..." says user Marcus LeFevre, "the designer is a genius". Read his full comments and other users comments here.


Ground Crew next to the T-43 watch the show. Note the shadows on the main buildings The view across to “Fighter Town”. The Lancaster on the left marks the entrance to the “100 Years of Flight” static display area. Bertie Balloon stands guard over the Gulf Tribute static display,   while visitors queue for food and admire the hardware on show A Turkish F-4 and a KLM DC-4 are almost lost amongst the crowds, rides, and beer tents

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Airbase and airshow
  • Accurate runways, taxiways and aprons
  • Control tower
  • Radio towers
  • Water tower
  • Hangars
  • Housing
  • Commissary
  • Chapel
  • Perimeter fencing
  • Trees
  • Hedgerows
  • Emergency vehicles
  • Crowds and crowd-control features
  • Airshow- specific aircraft liveries
  • Animated fairground rides
  • Animated hot air balloons
  • Tour buses and coaches
  • Civilian and military vehicles
  • Marquees and tents
  • Trade stands
  • Advertising hordings
  • Portable toilets
  • Huge collection of static display aircraft
  • Airshow-specific liveries
  • Subtle animated features
  • Aircraft positions based on RIAT 2003 layout as far as possible
  • Authentic themed display areas:

Fighter Town 

  • A-10s
  • F-4s
  • F-15s
  • F-16s
  • F-103
  • Mirage III
  • Mirage IVP
  • Alpha Jets
  • Gr.1 Tonrnados
  • Ja37-Viggens
  • AV-8s (Harriers)

100 Years of Flight

  • Lancaster
  • B-25
  • Spitfires
  • Hurricanes
  • DC-3
  • DC-4
  • Mosquito
  • Vampires
  • Meteors
  • Gnats
  • Javelin
  • Canberras
  • Lightnings
  • Vulcan
  • Wessexs
  • E3-NATO (Sentry)
  • KC-10
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
Aircraft (continued)

Ocean Watch

  • Nimrod
  • P-3 Orion
  • Atlantique
  • CN-235
  • An-26
  • Wessex


  • B-52
  • B-1
  • Tu-95 Bear
  • F-15
  • F-4

Gulf Tribute 

  • A-10s
  • Av-8s (Harriers)
  • F-4
  • F-15
  • AH-64 Apache
  • CH-47 Chinook
  • KC-135
  • C-130


  • AN-124 Condor
  • C-5 Galaxy
  • C-130s
  • C-17


  • KC-135s
  • KC-10s

Display Teams

  • Red Arrows - BAe Hawks
  • Il Frecce Tricolori - MB339s

Hangar & Active Aprons 

  • F-117
  • Eurofighter
  • T-43
  • F-4
  • F-15
  • F-104
  • B-1
  • B-52
  • An-26
  • Gr.1 Tornado
  • A-10


  • See Downloads for details of George Davison's easy-to-install AFCAD2 file for FS2004.
  • Check Downloads for news of AI aircraft and traffic plans.
  • Visit the RIAT Fairford Forums for details of third-party AFCAD, AI aircraft and traffic plans


Autogen specifically designed to work with RIAT Fairford is available for download. 


Despite the incredible amount of detail in the scenery, good frame rates are maintained through a combination of superb design skills and user selectable performance options.

  • 3D design and textures optimised for maximum performance
  • Frame-rate friendly shadows
  • Three different user configurable crowd levels
  • Different levels of detail linked to Scenery Complexity

This is no mere eye-candy scenery. This is a fully flyable airport scenery with the added bonus of the atmosphere and interest of the 2003 Air Tattoo.


An easy-to-use installer makes installation simple for novice users, while the expert will appreciate the flexibility and documentation to allow them to integrate Fairford into their existing setup in a controlled manner.

  • Quick and easy-to-use
  • Comprehensive User Guide
  • Separate readme available prior to install
  • Install/uninstall actions fully documented
  • Install into FS2002, FS2004 or both
  • Installer autodetects flight sim versions and locations
  • Specify install location separately to flight sim location
  • Installation options to customise for performance vs features
  • Integrated with Windows Add/Remove Programs

RAF Benevolent Fund

A proportion of each sale of this product will be donated to Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Enterprises.  The RAF Benevolent Fund provides assistance in times of need to those who have served in the RAF. It  also provides assistence to widows, widowers and dependents, including those of associated Air Forces as well as the RAF.

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RAF Benevolent Fund


A proportion of each sale goes to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund which provides assistance in times of need to those who have served in the RAF. The RAF Benevolent Fund also provides assistence to widows, widowers and dependents, including those of associated Air Forces as well as the RAF. 


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RIAT Fairford Copyright © 2004 Carl Edwards. All Rights Reserved.