The World’s Greatest Airshow
The The Royal International Air Tattoo returns this summer from 14 to 16 July 2023 at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire to experience the thrilling sights and sounds of several hundred aircraft of all shapes and sizes, from all eras and countries of the world, gathering for this unique adrenalin-fuelled occasion.
The Air Tattoo will be a full three-day event buzzing with excited visitors. Friday is the preview day with many of the display highlights. The green zone is not open whilst the organisers continue aircraft arrivals and parking of static aircraft.
Saturday and Sunday will see an eclectic mix of aircraft on both flying and static displays, focusing on our various themes. The operational theme for this year’s Air Tattoo is SKYTANKER23, which will highlight the vital role of air-to-air refuelling in modern military aviation.
The aim is to display the history of air-to-air refuelling from humble beginnings in 1923, evolving through the last century, to the modern aircraft which is seen in service around the world today.
The Air Tattoo is staged in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, a charity set up in 2005 to support the wider RAF family. As well as seeking to develop a spirit of air-mindedness in youngsters, it also aims to promote excellence within the Royal Air Force.
The Royal International Air Tattoo is more than a world-class celebration of aviation. When you attend the show or buy merchandise, you are also directly supporting and inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiasts.
The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust benefits from the profits of all sales and has supported a diverse range of initiatives totalling millions of pounds – from engineering and flying scholarships to adventurous training grants.
Please see important ticketing information below.
Prior to booking, please be aware that our showground is a very large area and is approximately 2 miles in length. If you would like to make use of our disabled facilities and find out more about our accessibility offering, please click here or call the Customer Services team on 01285 713456.
New for this year, the organisers are offering free buses from Swindon Bus Station and Cheltenham Racecourse to the show. To take advantage of this, please select the relevant option when booking your ticket. If you wish to drive, please add a car pass to your order. Should you require more than one car pass, please contact their Customer Services after you place your order.