Aviation Club

Aviation Club

The ever-popular place to be

A favourite for many guests, the Aviation Club offers a very special day out in a relaxed environment. You'll get access to the on-base Guest Car Park and a light breakfast, morning tea or coffee, two-course lunch, and afternoon tea.

Set back from the crowd line, this is an established favourite for many visitors to the Air Tattoo looking for a smart yet relaxed hospitality experience.  The Club is centrally located and offers easy access to the heart of the showground, while also being the perfect place to watch the flying displays. 

You will be allocated a seat at a shared lunch table.  Please advise us when booking if you are a wheelchair user.

Children aged 5 and over require a ticket.  Under 5s are not permitted.

If you have any of the following allergies: celery, cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, lupin, milk, molluscs, mustard, peanuts, sesame, soybeans, sulphur dioxide, sulphites and tree nuts.  Please let us know by emailing enquiries@rafcte.com stating your order and the enclosure you are visiting.

Aviation Club tickets

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What's included

  • On base car parking

  • Private marquee, garden & grandstand

  • Light breakfast

  • Two course buffet lunch

  • Light afternoon tea

  • Complimentary tea, coffee & infusions

  • Complimentary souvenir programme

  • Private toilets


Additional extras

Cash Bar

Menu Friday, Saturday & Sunday RIAT24


Freshly baked pastries


Wiltshire ham, brown sugar & wholegrain mustard * Hot smoked salmon, lemon wedge * Provencal vegetable frittata, capers, olives, sun blushed tomatoes * Forest mushroom & truffle wellington, creamy mushroom sauce (ve)


Golden cous cous & roasted vegetables * Red pepper & heritage tomato panzanella, rocket, basil * Mixed leaf salad * Barbecoa vegan slaw * Bread & butter


Chocolate truffle tart, salted caramel, mascarpone cream * Lotus biscoff cheesecake * All served with berry compote and pouring cream * Gf dessert available on request

Aviation Club Frequently Asked Questions

You will be emailed your general admission ticket(s) in June 2024. About the same time we will send you via Royal Mail your Aviation Club pass and car pass along with more information about your day.

Yes. You will be sent a car pass and route map approximately four weeks prior to the show along with your personal pass for the Club.

Please see map

Jeans are permitted, but we politely request no scruffy or torn jeans or sportswear be worn within the Aviation Club. Smart shorts are also allowed in case of hot weather.

All footwear should be clean and due to the location of the car parks and the sometimes long grass we would suggest that guests wear suitable footwear, smart trainers are permitted.

Please note that our menus include a range of food options, including vegetarian and vegan. Relish, our catering partner, can also provide gluten free/coeliac dishes. In the tick box section of the booking process please let us know if you have any allergies or special requirements. However, the menu is set, so we sadly cannot cater for 'preferences'.

You will be allocated a seat at a shared lunch table on arrival by our welcoming Volunteer team. If you wish to sit with someone who has booked separately, can you please let us know in advance.

Yes, access to the Aviation Club is across hard surfaces or via trackway. However, the garden is grass, which is sometimes quite long, so those with restricted mobility should consider this when booking. 

There is a disabled toilet on site.

Please advise us, when booking, if you are a wheelchair user, which helps us with our seating plans.

No, all outdoor seating is unreserved but there are enough garden chairs for everyone.


07:30 Showground and Aviation Club opens
08:30 Breakfast is served
10:30 Breakfast finishes
11:00 Bar opens
11:00 Flying Display starts
12:00 Lunch served
14:00: Lunch finishes
15:00 Flying Display finishes
15:30 Afternoon tea
16:30 Afternoon tea finishes
17:00 Bars close
17:30 Aviation Club closes
18:00 Showground shuts


07:30 Showground and Aviation Club opens
08:30 Breakfast is served
10:00 Flying Display starts
10:30 Breakfast finishes
11.00 Bar opens
12:00 Lunch served
14:00 Lunch finishes
15:30 Afternoon tea
16:30 Afternoon tea finishes
17:30 Flying Display finishes
18:00 Bars close
18:30 Aviation Club closes
19:30 Showground shuts

Timetable is subject to change
Please note that we do not publish the flying display prior to the event.

Smoking (including vaping) within the enclosures is only allowed in Outdoor Designated Smoking Area.