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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. Further information regarding the 2018 show will be available soon. 

There was something for everyone at the 2017 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 2017 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 musical hall entertainers transported visitors to a bygone era. 

Autodrome - Our fantastic display of rare and beautifully maintained cars included vehicles from the Porsche Club of Great Britain, Riley Motor Club, Tesla and KTM, all available to view at the 2017 show.

Activity Zone (Open on Saturday & Sunday at the 2017 show) - Professionals could be watched or visitors could have a go at high energy activities including Kiddie Quads, Parkour Free Runners and Crazy Golf. 

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 stepped back in time to the 1940s with reenactors, 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 2017 Autodrome
  • Activity Zone
    Fun-filled demonstrations and 'have a go' yourself activities. The Activity Zone was open on Saturday & Sunday in 2017.
  • 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 2017 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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