From July 14 to 16, 2017, the county of Gloucestershire, to the west of London, hosted the 6th Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT).
Once again this year, over 250 aircraft came to the Royal Air Tattoo, which offered a range of displays, in addition to flight simulators, interactive exhibitions and concerts.
At this event, Jean Guillaume Martinez, the pilot presenting the Rafale Solo Display (and a pilot in the Rafale 3/4 ‘Aquitaine’ transformation squadron in Saint-Dizier), was awarded the King Hussein Memorial Sword, a trophy given to the best flying display at the Royal Air Tattoo.
Having already won a prize for his solo demonstration the year before, the pilot, nicknamed “Marty,” performed a “a faultless, fluid and dynamic flying display” according to the judges.
This event, which took place at the Royal Air Force base in Fairford, is the largest international military aviation event in the world.