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The Airshow


Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world's greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK's premier outdoor events, returned next summer with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. Alongside the thrilling flying action, visitors were be treated to non-stop entertainment on the ground - so whether a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned airshow veteran, the experience is breathtaking.

During the thrilling 8 hour flying display at RIAT 2017 (4 hours on Friday) visitors were able to see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft, and much, much more. There was the chance to meet the crews, get close to the aircraft and enjoy a feast of first class entertainment including the Techno Zone, an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters, the Vintage Village, Autodrome and the Activity Zone.

With FREE entry for accompanied under-16s and FREE parking for ticket holders, the Air Tattoo always offers great value for money day out.

The Air Tattoo is staged in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, a charity set up in 2005 to support the wider RAF family. As well as seeking to develop a spirit of air-mindedness in youngsters, it also aims to promote excellence with the Royal Air Force.

The next Air Tattoo takes place over the weekend of 13, 14, 15 July 2018. Tickets will go on sale in the Autumn. 

Future dates:

2019 - 19, 20, 21 July
2020 - 17, 18, 19 July 
2021 - 16, 17, 18 July

2022 - 15, 16, 17 July

On behalf of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, beneficiary of the Royal International Air Tattoo, we look forward to extending a warm welcome to all visitors.

In this section....

  • Aircraft at the Show
    The full list of invited countries, aircraft updates and the flying and static aircraft that will attend the 2018 Air Tattoo
  • Visiting the Show
    Ticket information, help to plan your visit, what's on the showground, photos & video galleries and details on previous shows
  • Commercial Opportunities
    Aerospace and defence industry networking, sponsorship, corporate hospitality as well as trade and exhibition space   
  • Part of the Team
    The Air Tattoo 'family' is made up of a small team of permanent staff, 1500 volunteers, visiting aircrew and local supporters

“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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