With thanks to the Royal International Air Tattoo Team at Douglas Bader House, we have a pair of tickets to give away to attend the debut of the F-35B  Lightning II at RIAT on Friday 8th July 2016.

The Air Tattoo, one of the UK’s premier outdoor events, returns this summer with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. Alongside the thrilling flying action, visitors will be treated to non-stop entertainment on the ground – so whether a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned airshow veteran, the experience is breathtaking.

During the thrilling 7.5 hour flying display visitors will get to see fast jets such as the F-35, F-22 Raptor, The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team The Red Arrows, Ramex Delta, no less than three F-16 solo displays, French Air Force Rafale solo and the thrilling RAF Eurofighter Typhoon. As always, plenty of aircraft will be on the ground as part of the static display including a Hellenic Air Force F-4E Phantom, Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora and Pakistan Air Force C-130E Hercules – just some of the ever expanding list of attendees. There will be a chance to meet the crews, get close to the aircraft and enjoy a feast of first class entertainment including the Techno Zone (an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters), the Vintage Village, Autodrome and the Adrenalin Zone. For a full list of aircraft attending the event, which is updated every Thursday by the RIAT team, check the following link – http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/aircraft/confirmed-aircraft

With FREE entry for accompanied under-16s and FREE parking for ticket holders, the Air Tattoo offers a great value for money day out.

For a look back at last years show for a taster of what to expect, check out our own review of the event – Royal International Air Tattoo 2015

This competition has now ended and the winner will be contacted via email. Good Luck!

Tickets can only be purchased in advance and are not available on the gate. For full pricing options visit the RIAT ticket sales link – http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/airshow-tickets

Details of Enclosure and Hospitality packages to suit all needs and budgets are also available through the website.


  • Only one entry per person, by email or submission form as above
  • No cash alternative 
  • No travel or accommodation is included in the prize
  • There is one prize of one pair of tickets to the Royal International Air Tattoo on the Friday only
  • Tickets will be supplied and dispatched by the Royal International Air Tattoo Team prior to the show
  • In the event of the Air Show being cancelled, no compensation will be given
  • No staff members of CivilianAviation, FighterControl or AeroResource will be allowed to enter 
  • Email addresses and information submitted will not be used for any other purpose
  • The competition will end at midnight (BST) Sunday 12th June 2016. All entries submitted after this date will be discounted
  • The winner will be contacted by email between 48-72 hours after competition close