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MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - DAY SIX

Welcome to the penultimate day in the Air Tattoo's popular 'Magnificent Seven' Easter Egg-stravaganza and there's yet more exciting aircraft to reveal for this summer's airshow.

Already this week, we've announced that an RAF Typhoon, Tucano and Tutor, will join an Apache and a Lynx helicopter plus the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at the airshow on July 20/21.

To view one of our airshow team revealing the latest aircraft participant, please see the video below.


As well as unveiling new 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 a prize that will bring hours of entertainment to anyone who is passionate about aircraft that's you!

It's a spanking new Airfix 1:72 scale model of Dambusters Avro Lancaster B.III (Special), featuring no fewer than 265 parts. Airfix has released the model to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid, in May 1943 and its attention to detail is simply stunning. To enter today's competition, click here

Good luck with today's competition but even if you are unlucky, you'll be able to visit the Airfix stand in the new Techno Zone located in the central Showground area at this summer's Air Tattoo.

The Air Tattoo's new Techno Zone will showcase some of the cutting-edge aerospace technology currently being used by the RAF and in industry. Visitors will be able to find out about the Royal Air Force, its capabilities and how it is applying state-of-the-art innovations to gain a leading edge.

You'll also have the chance to meet the team behind the Bloodhound SSC Project, which will see Wing Commander Andy Green attempt to become the first person to reach 1,000mph in a jet and rocket powered car in 2015. You'll be able to view a full size replica of the car and experience what it's like to travel at 1.4 times the speed of sound!

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin, the Techno Zone will engage and inspire engineers of the future as well as inform and excite visitors of all ages. It is also at the heart of the RAF Charitable Trust's ambition to support the Royal Air Force and develop a spirit of airmindedness in young people.

Congratulations to the winners of yesterday's competition, who each receive a copy of the fabulous Lancaster Bomber Pocket Manual 1941-45 (Conway Publishing, £7.99).

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.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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