The Red Arrows

The 2018 dates for the Royal International Air Tattoo, taking place at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, have been revealed as 13th to 15th July.

The event will mark the Royal Air Force’s centenary and will feature what’s reportedly the UK’s largest display of aircraft both in the air and on the ground.

Royal International Air Tattoo

Not only will the event be marking the RAF’s centenary, it will also celebrate the present and the future of the Royal Air Force.

Last year the event saw around 160,000 visitors enjoy eight hours of flying, with 246 aircrafts from 26 countries on display.

Next year, visitors will get to experience an event ‘full of action’ and a two-mile showground filled with various attractions, activities, exhibitions, stalls, and food and drink.

The event will include a flying display from the Red Arrows aerobatic team and the RAF’s newest F-35B Lightning aircraft, a Royal Review of Aircraft, a drill display by the Queen’s Colour Squadron and music from the RAF Bands.

There will also be an Autodrome where you’ll be able to see a display of rare performance cars, old and new. An Activity Zone will enable visitor to join in various activities and demonstrations.

The Vintage Village will take visitors back to the 1940s with classic cars and vintage aircrafts. The RAF Village will teach you more about the RAF, with exhibits and displays.

And the Techno Zone will showcase science and engineering with hands-on exhibits to inspire the younger generations.

Group visits

Discounted tickets are available for groups and coach tours and there is the chance to upgrade for more benefits and exclusive offers.

Groups can opt for a one-day, two-day or three -day ticket.

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