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Royal International Air Tattoo 2022

Take a chance to enjoy one of the largest air shows and have a blast


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The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is one of the largest military air shows in the world. It's usually held over the third weekend in July at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. RIAT attracts more than 150,000 visitors over two days (which is insane!) and features plenty of modern and classic aircraft.

The showground is open for 12 hours for the air show enthusiasts, making it possible for everyone to enjoy RIAT attractions. For instance, you can visit the Vintage Village and the RAF Experience to view various exhibits or head to the Techno Zone. Also, there's the Activity Zone for the youngest ones, who want to burn off a bit of energy.

How can I get to RIAT?

You can get to Royal International Air Tattoo by train, coach, or your own vehicle. The best rail station is Swindon, which has rail services from Oxford, London, Wales, and the west. Also, you can take a coach tour right to RIAT. If you decide to get by car, good news— parking is free of charge. Just follow local signposting, and you'll get to the world's greatest air show with ease.

Where can I buy tickets for the Air Tattoo?

You have to purchase tickets for the Air Tattoo in advance since there are no tickets at the gates. You can get them on the official website in the External Resources below at a price ranging from £44 to £62. For the additional price, RIAT also offers Family Enclosure, Viewing Village Garden, Aviation Club, First Class Lounge, and much more.

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