Royal International Air Tattoo @ RAF Fairford (July 17-18)

Air TattooFew 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, returns this summer with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. Marvel in awe as the latest and greatest aircraft from around the world take to the skies.

Alongside the thrilling flying action, visitors are treated to non-stop entertainment on the ground – so whether a wide-eyed first timer for a seasoned airshow veteran, the experience is breathtaking.

With over 300+ aircraft participating each year, upwards of 170,000 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 is staged at RAF Fairford over the weekend of 17th and 18th July 2010 and promises to be THE aviation event of the year! During a thrilling 7 ½ hour flying display people will see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft, and much, much more. You can got 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 are also flight simulators, cars, shopping malls and fairground.

Dogfights, a stirring international flypast and a moving ‘missing man’ formation of aircraft are among a string of memorable set pieces being planned by the Royal International Air Tattoo and the Royal Air Force, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in July.

A wide range of historic aircraft, including Hurricanes, Spitfires and Messerschmitts, will join many of their modern-day equivalents for a unique aerial commemoration at RAF Fairford on July 17-18.

MesserschmittsA dramatic flypast of modern aircraft representing many of the nations that took part in the historic conflict will form the centrepiece of tributes in the air whilst on the ground, a Battle of Britain airfield will be recreated, bringing to life the atmosphere during Britain’s ‘finest hour’. Visitors to the Battle of Britain Village will be invited to step back in time as re-enactors recreate the sights and sounds of England in 1940, complete with a static display of historic aircraft, military vehicles and period entertainment.

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