Virtual Air Tattoo Announced

Fans of the Royal International Air Tattoo will enjoy a weekend of virtual flying displays, interviews and never seen before footage, showcase military aviation in a way viewers will not be able to access elsewhere, as the Royal International Air Tattoo has done for nearly 50 years.


Virtual Air Tattoo is aimed at giving viewers a flavour of the real event that was planned for 2020. The broadcast will focus on flying display action, using footage from previous Air Tattoo displays and a unique twist with the inclusion of 'virtual' displays flown on flight simulation programs by skilled virtual flyers from across Europe, including RAF eSports who will follow the broadcast with a special tournament. It will also give a 'behind the scenes' view of military aviation with content from the Royal Air Force, International Air Arms and our Aerospace Industry Partners.

Working with PlanesTV, the event will be hosted from a live studio by aviation expert and Air Tattoo commentator, Ben Dunnell, as well as special guests, and viewers will be encouraged to ask questions via social media, making the Virtual Air Tattoo a truly interactive experience.

CEO, Paul Atherton, commented: "We still want to give the Air Tattoo experience to our visitors, participants and sponsors and this we can do through an online broadcast over what would have been the show weekend. This is our thank you for all their support, loyalty and goodwill during this difficult time."

More details of content and participants will be published over the coming weeks.

Don't miss the Virtual Air Tattoo, sign up now for the live broadcast on the Air Tattoo channels for July 18 and 19, 2020.