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Park and View

As there are no suitable parking facilities on the public highways and pedestrian walkways surrounding RAF Fairford, the Park and View enclosures are provided for your safety and convenience. The two Park and View enclosures (East and West) are open from 7.30am Wednesday 12 July and Thursday 13 July inclusive, and again on Monday 17 July.

On Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July access to this viewing paddock area will only be available with an Air Tattoo Admission ticket. It will be open when the showground is (from 7.30am) to allow additional viewing areas for those attending the show. 

Please be aware that the grass length in the enclosure may be longer than experienced in previous years (at least 7 inches). The reasoning behind this is due to the need to improve the effectiveness of our bird deterrence and in-turn reduce the chances of bird-strikes. Short grass is attractive to birds so the adoption of a long-grass regime is a very effective airfield bird deterrent. It spoils their habitat by restricting their vision at ground level, thus reducing their security, and also by considerably restricting their access to food sources in the soil.

Park and View includes:

  • Free Parking (opens at 6.00am)
  • Free admission for under 16s
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Parking
  • Catering
  • A stepladder enclosure within Park and View East

Park and View Opening Times Opens Closes
Wednesday 12 July/Thursday 13 July 7.30am 7.30pm
Monday 17 July 7.30am 4.30pm

Car parks open at 6.00am

Park and View Prices Price
Wednesday 12 July £15
Thursday 13 July £15
Monday 17 July £20



“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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