The Royal International Air Tattoo

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The annual Royal International Air Tattoo will take place at RAF Fairford over the weekend of the 11-13 July in Gloucestershire.

Celebrating aviation excellence, the Royal International Air Tattoo will host over seven hours of thrilling flying displays and static aircraft park for upwards of 130,000 visitors.

The Red Arrows will be celebrating their 50th display season this year, and as part of their official celebrations they will stage a special and unique performance which is sure to be a memorable one!

With two miles of entertainment on the ground and non-stop action in the skies this is a great family day out - and under 16s go free!

Keep an eye on the weather forecast to check whether the skies will be clear for the air displays.

For further information about the event, visit the official The Royal International Air Tattoo website.

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11-13 July - Check the weather forecast at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire for The Royal International Air Tattoo.

Officially recognised as the world's largest military airshow in 2003 by the Guinness World Records with 535 aircraft in attendance, Europe's greatest airshow returns with air arms from 25 nations and 10 hot-air balloons.

A variety of aircraft will be on show from around the world including:

  • Helicopters, such as the Army Air Corps Apache aircraft flown by Prince Harry
  • Fighter aircraft
  • VIP transportation
  • Civil aircraft
  • Display team aircraft, including the Breitling Wingwalking Team

The Royal International Air Tattoo will also be marking the 40th anniversary of two of the world's most successful military aircraft; the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon and the BAE Systems Hawk, with a global gathering of both.

There will be opportunities to meet the air crews, get close to the aircraft and explore a huge variety of entertainment, including the Techno Zone, an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters.

The Met Office will have a stand in the Techno Zone, so pop by and see how we forecast high-level weather thousands of feet in the sky, to allow aircraft to fly safely and efficiently.

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