Skip Navigation

Volunteer Testimonials

Find out what it's like to volunteer at the Royal International Air Tattoo from our volunteers!

What Our Volunteers Say
"Had another fantastic year as part of the team - it's amazing to look at the finished product over the weekend and feel I was a part of that" - Rory Young, Air Tattoo and Merchandise

"Another fantastic year and a big thanks to all at DBH" - Ian Derham, Green Mobile Response Column

"A shout out to another fantastic RIAT team- The Viewing Village Team who hosted almost 12,000 members of the public to their enclosure over the three days of RIAT 2018. From old hands, to the newbies who slipped seamlessly into the team, the embodiment of what being a RIAT volunteer is all about" - Vince Wolverson, Viewing Village

"Awesome show, awesome week and awesome people in every department across RIAT making it all happen" - Stu Little, Air Traffic

What Others Say About Our Volunteers

Sir Kevin Leeson, Chairman RAFCT:

"Yet again your Board, the team in DBH and the volunteer managers and team members have done a superb job.

"The overall atmospheric, be that showground, flying display, VIP events, commercial enterprises, volunteer ethos or Air Cadet motivation, were all to the highest standard.

"The Trustees are grateful for the way the DBH team and volunteers address such new challenges with gusto and continually strive to better basic requirements."

Jeremy Greaves, Vice President Corporate Affairs & Strategy Airbus (UK):

"On behalf of all of us at Airbus, I just wanted to say a big thank you for another successful Show. It is one of the highlights of the aerospace year, and for me and many others, the best air show - bar none - in the world.

"We all appreciate the depth of organisation, hard work and infinite patience needed to make RIAT a success, and please pass on our thanks to all the teams, both in the executive staff and the myriad of volunteers who all contribute so much."

“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, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

“Text TRUST to 70490 to donate £5!”

Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message