Our parent charity, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust (RAFCT) commissions and supports a range of projects that give young people a meaningful experience of STEM, as well as supporting scholarships and opportunities to inspire them with careers in tech, engineering and aviation.

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STEM stats, aims and pledges

  • 50 000 young people visit the show

    We inspire young people to fulfil their potential in air, space and technology, regardless of background, disability race or gender

  • All under 18s go free

    All under 18s go free to RIAT as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.  We do not restrict the number of children per ticket holding adult

  • STEM based activities today

    We currently deliver 120,000 STEM based activities to children in the UK

  • STEM based activities tomorrow

    We aim to reach 500,000 children in the UK by 2026 and then 500,000 a year from then on

  • Grants

    We have made over £7 million in grants since launching in 2005 and our ambition is to go further

  • Techno Zone®

    Innovation is at the heart of the Techno Zone®.  This space, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, is packed with interactive exhibits from a multitude of companies