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Volunteer Teams

Learn more about what's involved within some of the volunteer teams;

Admissions Team

The RIAT Admissions Team are responsible for the smooth and efficient entry/ exit of customers to the World's Greatest Military Airshow.


Air Operations

The Air Operations Team is responsible for all aviation aspects of the Royal International Air Tattoo and includes areas dedicated to Aircraft Handling, Refuelling, Follow Me Services, Air Movements, Aircrew Reception, Flying Display, Air Traffic Control Services, Flying Operations and Weather Services.


Air Tattoo Crew

The Air Tattoo Crew, customer experience team, is the face of the Air Tattoo and our prime focus is to help and assist our visitors ensuring that they have an amazing day and go home happy. The team meet visitors in the car parks and at the entry points when they arrive and are located in our information points as well as roaming around the showground. They are on hand to answer questions, give directions and advise on the best attractions to see at the show. The team also include members that manage and run the Service Stations which provide facilities such as catering, bars, seating, toilets, visitor information and cash points.


Air Tattoo Merchandise & Programmes

The Air Tattoo Merchandise & Programmes Team carry out all official merchandise functions, selling official RIAT products.


Chaplaincy

A small Chaplaincy Team, established under the control of an experienced Team Leader, are responsible for the provision of chaplaincy support and pastoral care to the Air Tattoo visitors, staff and aircrews.


Crew Club Team

The Crew Club is an enclosure which hosts aircrew participating at RIAT. The team ensure that the enclosure runs smoothly and assist with both the set up and take down of the enclosure.

Comms & IT

The Communications Systems Group provide the communication networks that holds the Air Tattoo together and is a combination of three teams, Radios, Telephones and I.T.

Emergency Services Control

A number of individuals work within the Emergency Service Control Room alongside Silver Control and fulfil command, control and co-ordination roles both within the Control Room and at the scene of any incident that the Air Tattoo Emergency Services may deploy to.


Emergency Services Medical

A wide range of individuals volunteer in order to provide Medical support to the Air Tattoo visitors, staff and aircrews including First-Aiders, EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses and Doctors.



Exhibition Operations

The RIAT Exhibition Operations Team is available to those volunteers who can commit to RIAT for at least 8 days. They are responsible for ensuring all of our Exhibitors, Traders, and Catering Outlets are correctly positioned in accordance with the showground plan. They mark out where each exhibitor is located and assist with siting them on the showground.

Finance

Responsible for the handling of cash over the show operating days.

Friends of RIAT (FRIAT)

Welcome to the enthusiast's enclosure with the "best seats in the house". The team welcome and look after all FRIAT members over the show, escorting members to and from the enclosure on non-public days and on public days are the first point of contact at the entrance of the enclosure.


Health and Safety Team

Qualified Health and Safety and Environmental Health conduct a programme of audits throughout the showground to ensure that all risk mitigation activity is being undertaken.

Hospitality Chalets

Day to day running of the corporate hospitality chalets.

Media Liaison Group

Responsible for handling all media enquiries during the Air Tattoo, hosting journalist from around the world, escorting media around the site and operating a press office.




Night Duty Officers

A team that work in shifts, who are responsible for covering overnight security and safety and assisting with the resolution of any issues that may arise. An invaluable resource for the duration of the show.

Park & View

Team operates across two locations (miles apart) and thrives upon the logistical challenges as they meet the requirements of 1000's of aviation enthusiasts and their families.



Public Enclosures

Assisting with both the set up and take down of the enclosure as well as looking after visitors and making sure that the enclosure runs smoothly.




RAF Charitable Trust

Assisting the RAF Charitable Trust in manning the Trust's display within the Techno Zone® and explaining the objectives of the Trust to visitors.



Sector Marshals

Responsible for policing the showground on bicycles to ensure that safety is maintained and regulatory requirements complied with. Also provide assistant to members of the public when required.


Showground Reception

Receive and process contractors, participants, visitors and deliveries to the showground.

Support Services

Responsible for the whole site build and break down of the event.



Team Reception

First point of contact for all RIAT volunteers, issuing security and car passes, accommodation details along with other important information.



Techno Zone® 
 

Where the STEM subjects are brought to life and showcased with exhibits and interactive activities. The Techno Team liaise with exhibitors, contractors and stand construction teams to build the exhibition hall and subsequently assist exhibitors in the load in, exhibition and take down phases. They also make sure that all visitors to Techno Zone® have an inspiring and safe day as they explore the exciting world of 21st century technology.

Themed Zones
 

We have a few themed areas at RIAT.These are areas such as the Vintage Village where we take you back in time and the Activity Zone which offers a great variety of family entertainment. Teams assist in siting the traders/organisations in their relevant areas and supporting their operational requirements throughout the show.

Transport
 
Responsible for all aspects of fleet operation from managing the 'pool' to individual tasking.

VIP Events and Aircrew Social Activities Team

Responsible delivering a programme of events for VIP guests (UK, overseas and sponsors) which includes off-site events during RIAT, the formal Gala Dinner and the end of Show Party held in H1205. In addition, the Aircrew Social Activities Team manage the aircrew competitions - Crew Challenge, Concours d'Elegance and the Aircrew Meet & Greet supper organised for overseas and UK participants.



VIP Guest Management

Provides driving and escort services for overseas VIP guests and a number of UK based VIPs.


“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

“Probably the most complete air show Iíve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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