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Ellie's U-2 dreams come true

When nine-year-old Ellie Carter from Devon wrote to the organisers of the Royal International Air Tattoo asking if they would invite her favourite aircraft to July's event little did she know what lay in store.

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U-2 about to land

U-2 lands at RAF Fairford

Ellie meets the U-2 pilot

U-2 pilot meets Ellie's family

U-2 at RAF Fairford

Ellie tries on helmet

Ellie tries some 'apple pie' space food

Ellie receiving gifts

Ellie and her family at DBH

“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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