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The Royal International Air Tattoo 50th Anniversary Book

Product code: RIAT50BOOK

To commemorate and celebrate the 50th year of The Royal International Air Tattoo in 2021, a special anniversary book has been commissioned.

For the first time ever, the complete history of the Air Tattoo, from its birth in 1971 at North Weald to the present day, has been captured in a beautifully illustrated book featuring hundreds of dramatic photos, many taken by some of the world's leading aircraft photographers. This Hardback book contains anecdotal highlights from one of its original founders, Tim Prince who describes how a small band of volunteers with a shared passion for aviation - and encouraged by legendary aviators including Battle of Britain ace Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader and Concorde test pilot Brian Trubshaw - went on to create one of the most loved and respected airshows in the world.

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The Royal International Air Tattoo 50th Anniversary Book

“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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