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Our offices are now closed until Tuesday 2 January 2018. We will not be available to answer any telephone calls or respond to email enquiries during this time. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions HERE. If you cannot find an appropriate response we will reply to your message on our return.

The 2018 Air Tattoo will be a showpiece event celebrating RAF100, the Centenary of the Royal Air Force. This means that there will be some changes to the Air Tattoo events that you have previously attended.

  • Friday will be a full show day with over 7 hours of flying, plus a special RAF Flypast and a Royal Review of Aircraft.
  • We have extended our free child policy from 16 to 18 years old!
  • We are increasing the size of the static display so parking will be a mixture of on and off base on either concrete or grass.
We have also simplified our Super Earlybird (£45) and Earlybird (£50) discount which no longer end on a specific date but will change after a set number of tickets are sold. This means that we will, during the year, be selling tickets in different price bands at the same time which we believe offers a better choice of discounted tickets for anyone looking to attend this amazing event.

Key Information
  • Tickets are not for sale at the gates
  • Car parking is free - if you purchase an admission ticket with any kind of bus transportation you are not entitled to bring your car to the Air Tattoo. Please be aware that a large amount of parking for 2018 will be on grass.
  • Stay at the Official Air Tattoo Campsite HERE
  • Find out about our disabled facilities HERE
  • Book online or call 01285 713 456 (8.30am - 5.30pm, Mon - Fri). Our lines maybe busy so please leave a message and we will return your call.
1 Day Ticket
Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Under 18
18 and Over
Buy HERE at the current price
Super Earlybird Price - limited availability
Earlybird Price - limited availability
Standard Price
FREE
FREE
FREE
£45 - Saturday Sold Out
£50
£55

2 Day Ticket

Any combination of Friday, Saturday or Sunday Save £5

3 Day Ticket

Friday, Saturday or Sunday Save £10

Admission and Bus from £4 return, plus ticket
Find out more about our options HERE. From £4 From £4 BUY NOW

By selecting the subsidised admission ticket with shuttle bus or park & ride option you are not entitled to bring your car to the Air Tattoo. Your ticket will only be valid for the Yellow entry point which is the dedicated entrance for bus passengers and pedestrians.

*In addition to the ticket price.

UPGRADE WITH AN ENCLOSURE


A great place for all the family, the Viewing Village has a choice of a Grandstand or Garden Seat. The price below is in addition to your admission ticket.

Viewing Village Under 5 (no seat) 5 years and over
Grandstand Seat - Friday FREE £34 BUY NOW
Grandstand Seat - Saturday FREE £34 BUY NOW
Grandstand Seat - Sunday FREE £34 BUY NOW
Garden Seat - Friday FREE £30 BUY NOW
Garden Seat - Saturday FREE £30 BUY NOW
Garden Seat - Sunday FREE £30 BUY NOW

Pimm's Flight Deck upgrade includes a picnic style lunch, crowdline position and private toilets. The Flight Deck is not open on Friday. The price below is in addition to your admission ticket.

Pimm's Flight Deck Under 5 (no seat) 5 years and over
Saturday 14 July FREE £65 BUY NOW
Sunday 15 July FREE £65 BUY NOW

A Cotswold Club upgrade includes a tasty lunch, crowdline position and private toilets. The price below is in addition to your admission ticket.

Cotswold Club Under 5 (no seat) 5 years and over
Friday 13 July N/A £73 BUY NOW
Saturday 14 July N/A £73 BUY NOW
Sunday 15 July N/A £73 BUY NOW

An Aviation Club upgrade includes access to the VIP traffic route and car park, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, private garden and grandstand. The price below is in addition to your admission ticket.

Aviation Club Under 5 5 years and over
Friday 13 July N/A £145 BUY NOW
Saturday 14 July N/A £145 BUY NOW
Sunday 15 July N/A £145 BUY NOW


Experience informal luxury in our exclusive First Class Enclosure situated in a central position on the crowdline it offers all-day contemporary catering and inclusive bar. The price below is in addition to your admission ticket.

First Class Lounge
Under 5 5 years and over
Friday 13 July FREE £320 BUY NOW
Saturday 14 July FREE £320 BUY NOW
Sunday 15 July FREE £320 BUY NOW

The Lightning Pavilion is the ultimate place to enjoy the Air Tattoo. For more information or to book please contact Ali Bray on 01285 713300 ext 5326 or moc/etcfar//nimdarosnops

Lightning Pavilion Under 12 12 years and over
Friday 13 July N/A £516 inc VAT
Saturday 14 July N/A £516 inc VAT
Sunday 15 July N/A £516 inc VAT

A Friend of the Royal International Air Tattoo membership package is ideal if you are passionate about aviation and photography as you get exclusive access to a centrally located grandstand, private marquee, free WiFi, private toilets and secure left luggage facilities.

If you are require a loyalty discount please do not book online - call us on 01285 713456.

FRIAT Membership Under 5 5-17 years 18 and over
MACH-1 Sat 14 July - Sun 15 July (2 days) N/A £90.00 £190 SOLD OUT
MACH-2 Fri 13 July - Mon 16 July (4 days) N/A £100.00 £210 SOLD OUT
MACH-3 Wed 11 July - Mon 16 July (6 days) N/A £110.00 £230 SOLD OUT


As there is no suitable parking or appropriate facilities on the public highways and pedestrian walkways surrounding RAF Fairford the Park & View enclosure is provided for your safety and convenience. Open to view arrivals (Tuesday-Thurs) and departures (Mon). Monday Park & View available online until midnight on 15 July and on the gate which opens at 7.30am.

In 2018 you can now purchase your Park & View tickets with a Swindon Shuttle Bus service, just £6 extra for adults and £3 for children.

Park and View Area Under 18 18 and over
Tuesday 10 July FREE £10 BUY NOW
Wednesday 11 July FREE £15 BUY NOW
Thursday 12 July FREE £15 BUY NOW
Monday 16 July FREE £20 BUY NOW

 

The 2018 Air Tattoo Souvenir Programme will be a one-off special edition to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. 
Available to 'click and collect', buy your Souvenir Programme in advance for only £12 (on the day £15) and you will be emailed a voucher to enable you to collect your copy at the Air Tattoo.

 

Click and Collect Souvenir Programme
£12.00 BUY NOW

ADMISSION TICKETS - NOT FOR SALE AT THE GATE - Admission tickets can only be bought online in advance and are not available at the gates.

UNDER 18s FREE WITH TICKET HOLDER - We have extended our offer to children from 16 to 18 years of age. Please select the number of free child passes when ordering or login to your account to add additional child passes.

FREE CAR PARKING - Car parking is free for ticket holders. Please note that you may be directed to park on or off base either on grass or concrete, which will be done on a random basis. By selecting admission with shuttle bus or park & ride you are not entitled to bring your car to the Air Tattoo.

DISABLED FACILITIES/ACCESSIBILITY - Please see HERE for full details of our carers concession, Disabled Enclosure (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) and Disabled Parking Permits. These cannot be booked online.

COACH TRAVEL & GROUPS - Attend by coach with a combined ticket/travel package. View the current list of coach operators HERE. If you are looking to run a coach tour to the Air Tattoo you can find more information HERE.

OFFICIAL AIR TATTOO CAMPSITE - Provided by Tangerine Fields, two camping options; bring your own tent or book a pre-pitched/boutique option. Great flexibility thanks to no minimum night stay and under-18s are FREE. Find out more and book HERE.

CHARITY TICKETS - You can apply for these HERE.

ADMIN FEE - £2 admin fee per booking. Please check your order carefully as changes later will incur a fee of £20.

In this section....

  • General Admission
    Now on sale for Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018. Admission tickets are not available at the gates
  • Park and View
    Enclosures provided for your safety and convenience to watch the arrivals, rehearsals and departures of the aircraft 
  • Viewing Village
    Get a bird's-eye view from the grandstand or take a seat in the garden, located on the crowdline
  • Pimm's Flight Deck
    Take it easy in comfortable director's chair seating in the Pimm's garden with an inclusive picnic-style lunch and a gelato dessert
  • Cotswold Club
    Enjoy a delightful Cotswold lunch in this white picket fenced garden enclosure situated on the crowdline
  • Aviation Club
    The Aviation Club offers individuals and groups a very special day out in a relaxed environment
  • First Class Lounge
    This exclusive enclosure is the perfect option for an unbeatable view of the flying display in a relaxed yet sophisticated environment
  • Lightning Pavilion
    Perfect for discerning customers who enjoy the finer things in life. Suitable for both business groups, social or family parties
  • Friends of RIAT
    Friends of the Royal International Air Tattoo (FRIAT) packages offer a wide variety of benefits for aircraft enthusiasts
  • Official Air Tattoo Campsite
    The Official Air Tattoo Campsite, provided by Tangerine Fields, two camping options and a flexible no minimum night stay
  • Coach Travel & Groups
    Why not travel to the Air Tattoo by coach? It saves having to drive and park, leaving you to sit back and enjoy the ride!
  • Pre-Sale Souvenir Programme
    Available for 'Click and Collect' at the show, you can pre-order a 2018 Souvenir Programme for only £12 - saving £3
  • Disabled Facilities
    To book carers tickets, the Disabled Enclosure and Disabled Parking Permit call  01285 713 456 (Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm) 

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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