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Friday Exclusive Preview Day

  • Access to the showground from 7.30am to 6.00pm
  • 'Highlights' flying display of at least 4 hours from 11.00am with aircraft arrivals either side of this
  • Relaxed, quieter option with a limited number of tickets available
  • Green Zone closed as aircraft are still being positioned
  • Discounted price compared to Saturday & Sunday
  • Under 18s go free!

The Air Tattoo on Friday is far more than a 4+ hour flying display!

The show is open from 7.30am and the airfield is active from 8.00am with numerous arrivals and departures prior to the start of the flying display and more once it finishes.

This means that the whole time the airfield is open there could be aircraft activity and not just during the published flying display hours.


  • "Thanks for a great event and all the hard work that was put in to hold the event. Friday was excellent"
  • "An outstanding event. I only came for the Friday flying display as my time was limited, but I would thoroughly recommend this event to anyone, even if they only have a passing interest in aircraft."
  • "Please keep the Friday as it is - very relaxed, easy to get in/out/around, flying display is right length."
  • "I think Friday worked really well. It's the best of the flying display in four hours and much less busy."
  • "It was my first visit to RIAT and I really enjoyed my visit on Friday. It's an excellent show and I will be back next year."

Friday - Earlybird discount £44 (full price £54)

2 Day Ticket Save additional £5
3 Day Ticket Save additional £10

After making your purchase you will receive a confirmation email and be sent your e-ticket two weeks before the event.

Under 18's go FREE when accompanied by a ticket holder to the Air Tattoo. Please select your free of charge children's passes when ordering.

Combined Admission with Shuttle Bus from Swindon is only £5 extra per day when bought with an admission ticket. A combined Admission with Park & Ride from Cheltenham Racecourse is just £6 return per day when bought with an admission ticket! Find out more about these great ways to travel to the Air Tattoo HERE.

Disabled Facilities

If you have mobility issues please be aware that the Air Tattoo is held over a vast distance, up to 2 miles from one end to the other. If you wish to attend find out more about our disabled and mobility facilities HERE. Information on our disabled facilities and carers concession (must be pre-booked by telephone) can be found HERE.

Upgrade with an Enclosure!

Upgrade your day out with an enclosure package! To compare all our enclosure facilities and benefits, click HERE.

Sit in our Garden or get a great photographer's view from the Grandstand - premium or standard.

Closed Friday
Our relaxed, family-focused enclosure offering a fun environment for families to enjoy.
Closed Friday
Watch all the amazing flying from your seat with lunch included!
Relax with lunch, all day tea and coffee and more in our Cotswold Club.
VIP parking, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and a private garden, located back from the crowdline.

VIP parking, relax in this sophisticated environment with all day catering and bar!

VIP parking, 5-star hospitality in luxurious surroundings. Purchase tables from 2-12.




“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

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