Royal International Air Tattoo @ RAF Fairford (7 – 8 July)

July 7, 2012toJuly 8, 2012

Held annually each July at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, the Royal International Air Tattoo, the world’s largest military airshow, has gained the well-earned reputation as one of the UK’s top outdoor family events.

Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world’s greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK’s premier outdoor events, will return 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 for a seasoned airshow veteran, the experience will be breathtaking.

With over 250+ aircraft participating each year, upwards of 140,000 visitors and support from the Royal Air Force and some of the world’s leading aerospace companies, the Royal International Air Tattoo has been acknowledged as not only the world’s largest military airshow but also one of the UK’s premier outdoor events for the whole family!
This year’s Royal International Air Tattoo will be staged at RAF Fairford over the weekend of 7th and 8th July 2012 and is THE aviation event of the year! During a thrilling flying display people can see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft, and much, much more. There will be a chance to meet the crews, get close to the aircraft and enjoy a feast of first class entertainment including the critically acclaimed [email protected] , an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters. There’s also flight simulators, cars, shopping malls and a fairground.
Add to this FREE entry for accompanied under-16s and FREE parking, it’s clear that the Royal International Air Tattoo, held in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, offers unbeatable value for money.
Aviation’s heavyweights are being invited to flex their muscles at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2012 by demonstrating their capabilities across a wide range of operational scenarios.
Whether deployed tactically or strategically, the role of giant military transporters and heavy-lift helicopters in delivering troops and equipment quickly and safely is key to the success of combat, peace-keeping and humanitarian campaigns around the world.
The operational theme SkyLift will showcase modern, versatile and long-range aircraft such as the KC-30, C-17 Globemaster III, KC-767, A400M, A330 and Antonov 124 as well as the more venerable types such as the C-5 Galaxy, KC-10, KC-135, C-130 Hercules and Ilyushin II-76 which have been the mainstay of airlift and refuelling operations worldwide for more than 30 years.
Also providing critical frontline support, and equally welcome, are smaller transport aircraft such as the CASA CN-235, Merlin, Ch-47 Chinook and the Alenia C-27 Spartan – whose masterful flying display at RIAT 2011 earned its Italian Air Force crew the Douglas Bader Trophy for the Best Individual Flying Display.
This year’s highlights will include:
FREE admission for under 16s and FREE car parking
Join us in 2012 to help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Over two miles of static aircraft, interactive activities and ground exhibitions

Reds-over-headHeld annually each July at RAF Fairford, the Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s largest military airshow, and one of the UK’s top outdoor family events

Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world’s greatest airshow.   This year’s Air Tattoo offers 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 for a seasoned airshow veteran, the experience will be breathtaking.

During a thrilling flying display people can see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft, and much, much more.

There’ll be opportunities to meet the crews, get close to the aircraft and enjoy a feast of first class entertainment including the critically acclaimed [email protected] , an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters. There’s also flight simulators, cars, shopping malls and a fairground.

Take-offAdd to this FREE entry for accompanied under-16s and FREE parking, it’s clear that the Royal International Air Tattoo, held in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, offers unbeatable value for money.

And this year, aviation’s heavyweights will flex their muscles demonstrating their capabilities across a wide range of operational scenarios.

Whether deployed tactically or strategically, the role of giant military transporters and heavy-lift helicopters in delivering troops and equipment quickly and safely is key to the success of combat, peace-keeping and humanitarian campaigns around the world.

The operational theme SkyLift will showcase modern, versatile and long-range aircraft such as the KC-30, C-17 Globemaster III, KC-767, A400M, A330 and Antonov 124 as well as the more venerable types such as the C-5 Galaxy, KC-10, KC-135, C-130 Hercules and Ilyushin II-76 which have been the mainstay of airlift and refuelling operations worldwide for more than 30 years.

Also providing critical frontline support, and equally welcome, are smaller transport aircraft such as the CASA CN-235, Merlin, Ch-47 Chinook and the Alenia C-27 Spartan – whose masterful flying display at RIAT 2011 earned its Italian Air Force crew the Douglas Bader Trophy for the Best Individual Flying Display.

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