MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - DAY FIVE
Welcome to Day Five of the Air Tattoo's 'Magnificent Seven' Easter Egg-stravaganza which sees three more aircraft added to this summer's thrilling flying display at RAF Fairford.
Already this week, we've announced that an RAF Typhoon, Tucano and Tutor will be joining an Apache and a Lynx helicopter at the airshow on July 20/21.
To view one of our airshow team revealing today's aircraft, please view the video below.
As well as announcing participating aircraft each day, we're also giving you the opportunity to win a feast of fabulous prizes in our easy-to-enter daily competitions.
To celebrate today's announcement, we're offering you not one but five chances to be a winner. We have five copies of the wonderful Lancaster Bomber Pocket Manual 1941-45 (Conway Publishing, £7.99 www.conwaypublishing.com) to give away. The book is packed full of fascinating facts, pilot's notes and extracts of Wg Cdr Guy Gibson's log book from the period covering the legendary Dambusters Raid plus lots, lots more. To enter today's competition, click here
If thoughts of yesteryear fill you with feelings of warmth and nostalgia then you'll love the Air Tattoo's new Vintage Village this summer.
Here you'll find a spectacular range of classic cars, a cockpit collection, a Pilots' Mess Bar, an iconic Spitfire and the only airworthy Vulcan bomber located close by. Inside the vintage marquee you'll find re-enactors bringing to life the sights and sounds of 1940s Britain, with authentic musical entertainment from the period provided by popular singer Madeline Brown.
Add to this a range of retro shopping opportunities, a travelling tea room plus other attractions spanning the 1930s-1960s and you have all the ingredients for a truly magical trip down memory lane.
Air Tattoo Earlybird tickets, starting at £35, are available until next Thursday (April 4). All under-16s go free. Free parking.For a full list of all the visitor opportunities and to purchase tickets, click here.