The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT)

The Creative Brief

This summer the Fonix team were deployed to The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) airshow held at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire. RIAT is the world’s largest military show with over 100 aircraft taking part and an estimated 160,000 spectators due to attend.

The Solution

Fonix supplied a 22 square meter mobile LED screen for the event and deployed a LED technician to set up the screen and the audio amplifier.

The Results

The Airshow, which took place over three days (July 8-10th), attracted a sell-out crowd of 153,000 people who enjoyed demonstrations by some of the world’s leading pilots. The event was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince George. A post on the Royal Family’s official Facebook page, said:

“The Air Tattoo is a fantastic family-orientated event, and The Duke and Duchess knew that George would enjoy seeing the aircraft up close. Their Royal Highnesses took a closer look at an RAF Squirrel helicopter, which The Duke trained upon at RAF Shawbury in 2009, met Air Cadets and teams involved in the spectacular displays at the show, and even tried out an RAF Red Arrows Hawk for size.”

The large mobile screen supplied by Fonix was a focal point for visitors walking around the event. The spectators were able to get a close-up view of aircraft leaving the runway and experience the rumbling sound of aircraft taking off through high-quality speakers. The event received a massive thumbs-up from the attendees who cannot wait until next year’s event.

Equipment used:

Mobile T22 LED Screen


Pair of F10 speakers

Crown XLS 802 Amplifier

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