It was two years ago that we were asked to attend both Fairford RIAT and the Farnborough Trade Days and Airshow Show to document the UK debut public displays of the new F-35. Sadly that turned into a rather sad tale - as we documented for WHO. At least we were able to focus on some older kit that still impressed observers, as shown in the images below (no F35s shown for obvious reasons!).
This year, however, we remain with all digits crossed that it is going to happen - and not just with the F35. Also the F22 Raptor is due to make a welcome return to the UK airshow circuit and if you are able get along to either RIAT or Farnborough you absolutely should - but note that a trade day may work best to see both at Farnborough.
So check out their websites (links below) and book some tickets! Maybe see you there.