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Changes for 2018

With the great news that the Air Tattoo has been chosen by the RAF to be the official international celebration of RAF100, there will be some changes to the 2018 show that make it different from those that you might have experienced in the past. Find out more below.

We are expecting a unique airshow with large numbers of participants for 2018. Because of this we may have a different flying programmes on each of the three days. Additionally, as the static display may increase in size we anticipate more car parking will be on grass in the surrounding fields. 
  • Standard ticket price have been held from 2017 at £55
  • Our accompanied free child offer has extended to all under-18s as part of the RAF's focus on STEM engagement for RAF100
  • Super Earlybird (£45) and Earlybird (£50) discounts will not end on a specific date - but will change once a set number of tickets have been sold. We will let people know when we are close to selling out of each discount for a specific day.
  • Friday will be a full show day with 7+ hours of flying - it will also feature a RAF Flypast and a Royal Review of Aircraft
  • All enclosures, apart from Pimm's Flight Deck, are open on Friday and we have implemented a seat selector for the Viewing Village Grandstand. 
  • There is no Breitling enclosure this year. They will instead be in attendance with a Breitling Boutique.
Buses and Coaches
  • Swindon Shuttle Bus continues for Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Cheltenham Park & Ride in operation Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Gloucester Park & Ride reinstated, Saturday and Sunday only
Park & View
  • Park & View will also be open on Tuesday for aircraft arrivals, priced at £10
  • There will be a Park & View shuttle bus from Swindon bus station on all days - purchase a combined Park & View and bus ticket online but please check that the bus timings fit your requirements before booking.
  • The Official Air Tattoo campsite is on sale now, provided by Tangerine Fields. Click HERE to book camping. 
Customer Entry Points
  • The pedestrian entry point is now Red. There will be a pedestrian bridge from the Red Car Park to the Official Campsite. If you are unable to use the bridge you will be directed to a road crossing point.
  • Yellow, Red and Green CEPs have all moved location. Click HERE to see the Showground Map.
Whelford Road Footpath Closure
  • A section of footpath will be closed along Whelford Road towards Kempsford. An alternative footpath and cycle track will be provided within a field adjacent to the road.
Ticket Terms & Conditions
Two new T&C's have been added following visitor feedback from 2017.
  • Shelters are allowed to be bought into the event up to 1.5 metres in height, as are step ladders, however, they are not allowed within 10m of the crowdline (apart from in the P&V step ladder enclosure) so that they do not obstruct to the view of others. This will be policed and should the problem persist the perpetrator will be asked to leave the event immediately.
  • Smoking (including vaping) within the Enclosures is only allowed in Outdoor Designated Smoking Areas, as determined by the organisers and indicated with appropriate signage and is not allowed in any event structure at the Air Tattoo.


“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

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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