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Frequently Asked Questions

Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
How and when will I get my tickets?
You will be emailed your general admission ticket(s) in June 2023. About the same time, we will send you via Royal Mail your Lightning Pavilion pass and car pass along with more information about your day

Do you cater for any allergy/special dietary requirements?
Please note that our menus include a range of food options, including vegetarian and vegan. Tapenade, our catering partner, can also provide gluten free/coeliac dishes. In the tick box section of the booking process please let us know if you have any allergies or special requirements. However, this is not a restaurant, the menu is set, so we sadly cannot cater for 'preferences'.

Are Children allowed in the enclosure?
Children under 12 years old are not permitted in the Lightning Pavilion however they are very welcome in our First Class Lounge.

Are tables allocated for lunch?
Yes, tables are allocated depending on your group booking size, and are solely for your use. Our welcoming Volunteer Hosts will advise you of your table number on arrival.

Can you reserve a garden seat or table?
No all furniture is unreserved in the garden, but there are plenty of chairs for everyone.

Where is the Lightning Pavilion located on the showground?
Please see map

Is there a dress code for the Enclosure?
Yes. Smart casual. Jeans, trainers and sportswear attire are not appropriate. Smart shorts are also allowed in case of hot weather.

Is the Enclosure wheelchair accessible?
Yes, access to the Lighting Pavilion is across hard surfaces or via trackway. However, the garden is grass, which is sometimes quite long, so those with restricted mobility should consider this when booking. 

There is a disabled toilet on site.

Please advise us, when booking, if you are a wheelchair user.

What are the general timings for the Lightning Pavilion? 

FRIDAY

07:30 Showground opens
08:30 Lightning Pavilion opens
Light Breakfast is served
10.30 Breakfast finishes
11:00 Bar opens
Flying Display Starts
12:45 Lunch served
15:00 Flying Display finishes
15:30 Afternoon tea
16:30 Afternoon tea finishes
17:00 Bars close
17:30 Lightning Pavilion closes
18:00 Showground shuts

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

07:30 Showground opens
08:30 Lightning Pavilion opens
Light Breakfast is served
10:00 Flying Display starts
10.30 Breakfast finishes
11:00 Bar opens
12:45 Lunch served
15:30 Afternoon tea
16:30 Afternoon tea finishes
18:00 Flying Display finishes
Bars close
18:30 Lightning Pavilion closes
19:30 Showground shuts

Timetable is subject to change. Please note that we do not publish the flying display prior to the event.

Is smoking permitted in the Enclosure?
Smoking (including vaping) within the Enclosure is only allowed in Outdoor Designated Smoking Area

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