Can I walk to the Park & View enclosures?
Yes, but you cannot walk between the two enclosure locations within the airfield as they are at either end of the runway so several miles apart by road.
There are two Park & View areas, one situated at the east and one at the west end of the airfield. Both locations are signposted by yellow AA signs on the roads leading to the airfield. In the main, aircraft land and depart from the east end of the runway but this is dependent on the prevailing wind direction.
Wednesday 17 July: 7.30am - 5.30pm.
Thursday 18 July: 7.30am - 5.30pm.
Monday 22 July: 7.30am - 4.30pm.
Aircraft arrivals and departures, plus a number of aircraft will rehearse their display routines during the days before the show. Due to operational reasons beyond our control a small number of aircraft may arrive or depart prior to or after the Park & View days.
A daily flying programme is available for purchase in the enclosures areas each day. These are prepared the night before and contain the times and details of aircraft movements for that day and are as accurate as possible. However, they may be subject to change due to operations commitments, weather etc.
Yes, at both sites.
At both sites, from 6.00am each day, parking on the airfield is included with your ticket. You are not permitted to view from within the car park if you do not have a ticket.
Cars can not be left overnight in the car parks.
Bicycles (but not motorbikes) can be locked to the fencing (inside the airfield), near to the main entrance gates at the owner's own risk.
The Park & View East enclosure has a limited disabled parking area, on a strictly first come, first served basis. Please display your blue badge at the gate, where you will be directed accordingly. There is also a designated section on hard standing for wheelchair users within the enclosure.
The Park and View West enclosure has plenty of parking close to the enclosure for disabled use. There are disabled toilet facilities in both locations. Wheelchair users should note that both enclosures are mainly grassed over areas with uneven surfaces.
Catering is available at both Park & View sites. Official Souvenir Programmes are available to purchase at both sites, whilst Official Air Tattoo merchandise is only available at Park and View East.
Unfortunately, pet dogs and any other animal are not permitted entry to the showground, park & view enclosures or official RIAT car parks. This is not only for health and safety reasons, but the vast majority of aircraft at RIAT are extremely noisy and very likely to cause distress to any animal. Please also note Police patrol the car parks and will take action if an animal has been left in a car.
The Royal International Air Tattoo is committed to being a fully inclusive event and because of this, we do recognise that some visitors will require a dog to accompany them for medical reasons.
In compliance with the Equality Act 2010, we will accommodate them in this situation via a case-by-case basis.
To proceed with an application, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have done this, you will be sent a form which must be completed in order for us to collect the relevant information about you and your animal.
Following a successful application, you will be supplied with a reference number for your dog which will allow us to identify it.
The Park & View East and West have a dedicated stepladder area.