Disabled facilities

The Royal Navy International Air Day aims to be as accessible as possible to ensure everyone can enjoy the event equally. Here you will find all the information on the facilities available and if they are suitable for your needs.

  • Please note the event does not enjoy the same infrastructure as a dedicated showground or purpose-built event venue. The temporary showground is planned utilising the resources available and within the constraints of an operational military establishment. 
  • All visitors must purchase an admission ticket to enter the showground. There are no ticket concessions for disabled persons or their carers.
  • A number of facilities are provided to make your visit more accessible and enjoyable including pre-booked mobility scooters and viewing enclosures.
  • Please take time to read our Access Statement to find out more about the facilities and infrastructure that are in place for the Air Day.

The Sea King Enclosure

  • We understand that some Air Day visitors who require assistance may be attending on their own or with an accompanying carer. 
  • To make their visit more comfortable, the Sea King Enclosure is a free of charge outdoor enclosure (no shelter).
  • The enclosure has disabled toilets, tables and chairs, naval personnel and cadets on hand to assist, if required.
  • Access to the enclosure is restricted to the eligible disabled person and ONE accompanying carer only.
  • Visitors in receipt of the middle or higher/enhanced rate of DLA, PIP, AFIP, Mobility Allowance and Attendance Allowance are eligible. 
  • Spaces are very limited and subject to strict eligibility and availability.  Advance booking strongly advised.
  • If you are looking for something more from your Air Day experience, then alternative viewing and hospitality enclosures are available.


Event mobility

Book your electric scooters and wheelchairs from Event Mobility and collect them on the day from the Disabled Car park. Due to high demand pre-booking is essential. Call 01386 725391 or follow the link below to the website.


Viewing and hospitality enclosures

Looking for something extra from your Air Day experience? We have plenty of viewing and hospitality enclosures to suit all needs from ‘pay-as-you-go’ refreshments to champagne and canapés.