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20 | Celebrating RAF100


It’s Air ShowSeason


Which major outdoor family event in the Cotswolds will be offering free entry to all under-18s this summer? The Royal International Air Tattoo, of course! Airshow spokesman Richard Arquati explains why this –and plans to stage amassed flypast to mark the RAF’s centenary –points towards another spectacular sell-out show in July!


The Air Tattoo is renowned for staging memorable aerial set pieces designed to get your pulse racing and your heart beating that little bit faster.


So it will come as no surprise to learn that as part of international celebrations marking the Royal Air Force’s centenary, the Air Tattoo is planning a dramatic fl ypast of more than 50 RAF aircraft on the fi rst day of the exciting three-day event (July 13-15) at RAF Fairford.


The massed fl ypast will see many of the RAF’s operational aircraft and historic warbirds fl ying in formation and wowing the crowds at the airshow. Among the aircraft expected to take part will be RAF Typhoons, Tornado GR4s, F-35 Lightning IIs, Puma and Chinook helicopters and, of course, the Red Arrows. One of only two airworthy Lancaster bombers in the world is set to lead on the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight formation of Spitfi res and Hurricanes.


The dramatic fl ypast will follow a Special Review of aircraft and a parade by the RAF Queen’s Colour Squadron at the Cotswolds airbase in the morning.


The dramatic flypast will follow aSpecial Review of aircraft and aparade by the RAF Queen’s Colour Squadron at the Cotswolds airbase in the morning.


“the Air Tattoo is free for all under 18s who are accompanied by a ticket holder”


Over the airshow weekend, there are plans for the eight- hour fl ying display to feature a number of RAF aircraft fl ying in a unique formation as well as other exciting aerial set pieces. On the ground, visitors will have the opportunity to see iconic RAF aircraft, past and present, up close and learn from Servicemen and women the roles they perform in today’s RAF.


Other showground attractions include the critically- acclaimed Techno Zone, which is full of hands-on activities and entertainment designed to stimulate young minds and bring the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) curriculum to life.


Air arms from around the world are preparing to join the international centenary celebrations with military aircraft from Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Finland Czech Republic and Denmark already confi rmed.


Joining them will be an historic P-51D Mustang and a state- of-the-art, stealthy F-35A Lightning II which will perform a joint display as part of the US Air Force Heritage Flight.


So popular is the event proving that when the Air Tattoo put its 1,800 aircraft enthusiast tickets on sale they quickly sold out –and by the end of March all public enclosures had sold out on the Saturday


put its 1,800 aircraft enthusiast tickets on sale they quickly sold out – and by the end of March all public enclosures had sold out on the Saturday.


ENVOY | Summer 2018 | www.raf-ff .org.uk


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