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Centennial Wings - The Aircraft Built by Cadets

01 August 2019

Twenty cadets, two years, 400+ hours build time and one test flight permit was what it took to take G-NIAC...


Airshow Photography with Rich Cooper

12 July 2019

We caught up with professional photographer Rich Cooper, who runs the Centre of Aviation Photography, to find out...


8 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Boeing P8-A

03 July 2019

From Boeing UK The Royal Air Force will take delivery of its first Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft...


British Airways Flypast: Captain's Q&A

27 June 2019

The Air Tattoo is famous for unique flypasts and this year will be no exception. Saturday 20 July...


Cold War Classics; MiG-21 and Su-27

19 June 2019

This summer's Air Tattoo will see the rare appearance of two iconic Cold War Soviet fighter jets; the...


What Aircraft Are Flying on Sunday?

19 June 2019

Sunday is a popular day for visitors to the Air Tattoo, so we thought we would share with...


Why You Need to Visit the Techno Zone® This Year

13 June 2019

It can be very hard to take your eyes off the thrilling flying displays at the Air Tattoo...


A Massive Thank You to our Amazing Volunteers!

06 June 2019

Around 35 people work year round to plan the Air Tattoo. When it comes to delivery, those 35...


How the Cotswolds helped D-Day

04 June 2019

75 years ago on 6 June 1944, RAF Fairford and nearby bases at Brize Norton, Broadwell, Down Ampney...


Air Tattoo Flying Display

17 May 2019

The Air Tattoo returns this July to RAF Fairford with one of the most diverse flying displays and...


When The Space Shuttle Visited RAF Fairford

17 May 2019

This week we're looking back 36 years to a time when RAF Fairford hosted the Space Shutte Enterprise. <span...


5 Ways to Help You Handle Your Excitement For This Year's Show!

09 May 2019

We understand it's incredibly difficult counting down the days until the Air Tattoo. With less than seventy days...


All You Need to Know About The Spanish Harrier!

03 May 2019

All of us at Air Tattoo HQ were absolutely thrilled when we learnt that the Spanish Harrier would...


Meet Our Air Operations Team!

17 April 2019

We know that you love to learn more about the behind the scenes operation at Air Tattoo HQ!...


5 Reasons You Need to Visit the Air Tattoo on Friday!

12 April 2019

This week we celebrated 100 days to go until this year's Air Tattoo! We can't believe that we...


Q&A with Ellie Carter

03 April 2019

When nine year old Ellie Carter from Devon wrote to us back in 2012 asking us if we...


9 Amazing Aircraft Videos That Have Got Us Ready for RIAT 2019!

28 March 2019

Having to wait until July to see aircraft take to the skies is a struggle. Nothing can beat...


5,4,3,2,1 Take Off at the Air Tattoo

22 March 2019

That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for the Air Tattoo. With the show taking...


Why the Air Tattoo is the Perfect Day Out for the Whole Family...

13 March 2019

Looking to plan the next family adventure? The Air Tattoo is the ultimate day out for the whole family,...


9 Reasons Why We're Excited for RIAT 2019!

08 March 2019

There's less than 150 days until we open the gates to RAF Fairford to the public. Here at...


“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, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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