Royal International Air Tattoo

Billed as ‘the greatest show on earth – and in the air’, the Royal International Air Tattoo returns to RAF Fairford in July 2022 for the first time since 2019, with an exciting mix of aircraft and aeronautical displays with a Platinum Jubilee twist.

By Eleanor Fullalove  |  Published

An anticipated 170,000 visitors are expected to attend the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford from Friday 15 July to Sunday 17 July 2022 – with tickets often selling out quickly for the ‘world’s greatest air show’.

Despite missing out on celebrating its 50th anniversary due to the pandemic, RIAT 2022 promises to be better than ever after its two-year hiatus – with hours of incredible aerobatics in the sky and miles of aeroplanes parked up on the ground for fans of all ages to get close to.

Among the hundreds of planes involved in the flying and static displays, British Spitfires, Hurricanes and Typhoons will be joined by an eclectic mix of aircraft from all over the world – some of them never seen in the UK before.

As well as marking the United States Air Force’s 75th anniversary, aircraft with royal connections – including a Sea King previously flown by the Duke of Cambridge – will be making a special appearance in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

There will also be opportunities to meet RAF personnel, explore the interactive exhibits to inspire the next generation of engineers in the Techno Zone, browse the stalls in the Vintage Village and enjoy live music from wartime tribute acts like The Bluebirds.

Children under 18 go free – and can take advantage of the Activity Zone too, packed with family-friendly entertainment, including obstacle courses and bungee trampolines.

And thanks to the official air tattoo campsite, visitors can even sleep under these inspiring skies too!

Tickets for the Royal International Air Tattoo must be purchased in advance.


Royal International Air Tattoo 2022


RAF Fairford, Fairford, GL7 4EG


Friday 15 to Sunday 17 July 2022


7.30am – 6pm


From £44 for adults on Friday (preview day), £62 for adults on Saturday or Sunday, children under 18 go free.


(01285) 713456

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