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Airbus' two Pleiades satellites orbit the Earth continuously, providing frequent coverage of the the planet. For the 2019 Air Tattoo Airbus are kindly providing us with satellite images of RAF Fairford - taken from 400 miles above the surface of the Earth!

Use the window below to pan around and zoom into the 162 Megapixel image.

Image date: 5 July



“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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