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Air Tattoo Ticket T&Cs Key Points

Please be aware that RIAT 2018 will have significant differences to previous shows due to the scale of the event for RAF100.  Specifically, a large proportion of the car parking will be off-base on grass and that the flying display may be different on each day to allow all those that contribute aircraft to take part.

By purchasing an Air Tattoo 2018 ticket, you agree to the terms and conditions HERE.

In particular you are reminded of the following:

Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are not for re-sale. The Ticket Holder shall not sell or attempt to sell this ticket to any third party.

The Ticket Holder acknowledges that the Showground is subject to strict security arrangements and that the Organisers may carry out security checks.

The following items may not under any circumstance be brought onto the Showground and Park & View areas: drones, explosive substances or materials, pyrotechnics, offensive weapons, firearms (including replica or toy firearms), projectiles or similar devices; placards, flags, banners, signs, brochures and leaflets intended for distribution to the public; megaphones, amplifiers, loud speakers, lights or laser pointers; paint, chemicals, spray cans and other associated apparatus; bicycles, barbecues, birds or animals (including any within vehicles in the car parks) except assistance dogs and any other item which, in the opinion of the Organisers, may cause personal injury or property damage, disruption to RIAT 2018, public nuisance or inconvenience, offence or distress or security risks.

The flying of drones or small unmanned aircraft is prohibited in or around the airspace of RAF Fairford. Article 239 of the Air Navigation Order grants the Air Tattoo Restricted Airspace between Tuesday 10 July and Monday 16 July to allow safe conduct of the event and contravention of that would constitute a criminal act.

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 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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