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RAF Experience

The RAF Experience provides a unique opportunity for you to meet over 200 RAF personnel. They are all keen to share with you their day-to-day roles and experiences of the RAF. Here you can discover the career and sporting opportunities that the RAF provides.

The Red Arrows pilots were at the RAF Experience area during these times. They were spread out in front of the ground next to the team's red and white marquees. Visitors were able to mingle around the aircrew in this zone and there was no standard queue. We requested that people were patient and showed respect to those around them. Times and availability were subject to change.


Customer Testimonials 

  • "A true credit to the RAF, very informative and engaging."
  • "Every part of it was excellent. All the personnel on duty were fun, approachable, helpful and informative. Nothing was too much trouble and I would have thought this would all have been an excellent recruiting tool."
  • "The RAF crews on duty were great and their interaction with the public was exceptional. I witnessed a group of Help the Heroes supporters ask a pilot what he flew and if they could have a photograph with him. Both he and his co-pilot then promptly said "Come with us" and they walked a long way back to their Tornado, took them under the barrier and grouped them all together for a great few shots with them all and the aircraft. Sheer class."

“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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