18 JUNE 2018


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Article from BTNews 18 JUNE 2018

RAF Tattoo Fairford

On the long weekend before Farnborough (Friday 13 until Sunday 15 July) Royal International Air Tattoo will again take place at RAF Fairford, Gloucester.

One of the world’s largest military air shows it will be staging a special international celebration of the RAF’s centenary with a range of flypasts and aerial formations featuring current and historic RAF aircraft.

The Royal Air Force has confirmed a huge new list of static aircraft including the newest, biggest and most rarely seen from the RAF's fleet, including the Phenom 100 trainer, Voyager tanker and RC-135W Airseeker.  Already confirmed aircraft in the flying display include the Red Arrows, Typhoon display team, Chinook display, Grob Tutor and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight plus Spitfires galore.

More than 30 air arms from around the globe will be taking part from as far afield as Australia and including Canada, Oman, Pakistan and Ukraine.  Highlights include displays by the MiG-21, F-35A, Typhoon, CV-22B Osprey, Mirage 2000D, Rafale and Chinook.

The RAF likes to start youngsters off at an early age loving aircraft and there will be plenty of family entertainment on the ground too including the Techno Zone and Vintage Village.  (See also 'Spitfire' film and the RAF centenary in this issue.)

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