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Showground Attractions

Not only do visitors to the Air Tattoo experience amazing aviation in the skies, there is also a whole host of entertainment on the ground. There was something for everyone at the 2016 show, from static aircraft located throughout the showground to interactive activities and the most advanced technologies that were demonstrated in the Techno Zone, visitors could also take a trip back in time to the 1940s in the Vintage Village.

Techno Zone - With aviation at its heart, science, technology, maths and engineering (STEM) were brought to life with cutting edge exhibits and hands-on activities to engage and inspire young minds. The Techno Zone 2016 was sponsored by Lockheed Martin and supported by the RAF Charitable Trust.

RAF Village - Visitors were invited to discover how the men and women of today's RAF protect UK airspace. With the opportunity to learn about current operations, the specialist equipment they use and how the Regular and Reserve force deliver effective 21st century airpower.

Vintage Village - Taking a step back in time and experiencing the 1940s through vintage aircraft, cars and fashion as re-enactors and musical hall entertainers transported you to a bygone era. 

Autodrome - Our fantastic display of rare and beautifully maintained cars including vehicles from the Ferrari Owners Club, Porsche Club of Great Britain, Riley Motor Club, Mitsubishi Lancer owners club and the Atwell Wilson Motor Museum were available to view at the 2016 show. 

Adrenalin Zone (Open Saturday & Sunday in 2016) - Professionals could be watched or visitors could have a go at high energy activities including mini Land Rovers, segway, trapeze workshops and balance bikes. The MAD Sports Tour wowed crowds with breath-taking mountain bike performances and extreme stunts. 

In this section....

  • Techno Zone
    The STEM subjects are brought to life with cutting-edge exhibits and hands-on activities to engage and inspire young minds  
  • RAF Village
    Exhibits and displays from the RAF, enabling visitors to meet serving personnel and find out what life is like in the RAF
  • Vintage Village
    Visitors could step back in time to the 1940s with re-enactors, aircraft, cars, shopping and entertainment from a bygone age    
  • Autodrome
    Where Top Gear meets Top Gun! Car and motorcycle club members displayed their pride and joy in the 2016 Autodrome
  • Adrenalin Zone
    High energy activities including mini Land Rovers, segway, trapeze workshops, balance bikes and the MAD Sports Tour   
  • BAE Systems Collection
    Throughout the years, aircraft designed and built by BAE Systems and its predecessors have led the way in aircraft innovation.
  • Traders and Exhibitors
    Here you will find the list of traders, retailers and exhibitors that attended the 2016 Air Tattoo
  • Service Stations
    Many of the facilities that visitors need are gathered together in our Service Stations, 3 in total, one in each coloured zone

“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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