Earlybird offer is just the ticket

By Anita Jaynes on 21 May, 2014

People who are planning to see aviation history at this summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford have until the end of the May to take advantage of specially priced Earlybird tickets.

Visitors can enjoy a saving of £5 off the standard price of an advanced Air Tattoo admission ticket – plus the £2.50 per order admin fee will be waived.

As well as staging the UK’s biggest public celebration marking the Red Arrows’ 50th display season, the Air Tattoo on July 11-13 will feature the first international public display by the incredible F-35B Lightning II fighter jet.

The Red Arrows were established at RAF Fairford in 1965 and to celebrate their homecoming, the Air Tattoo will be making a limited number of admission tickets available to the public on the Friday for a special Red Arrows Pit Day.

This will feature a display by the legendary aerobatic team plus a unique joint flypast, and Pit Day visitors will have the opportunity to meet the team and get close to their iconic Red Hawk T1 aircraft, as well as other international aerobatic display teams, in the morning, prior to the afternoon flying display.

Around 130,000 people are expected to attend this summer’s Air Tattoo, which will feature some 200 aircraft from across the globe. Fast jets, helicopters, giant transporters and air-to-air refuellers will join historic warbirds, international aerobatic display teams and rarely seen civilian aircraft for one of the world’s greatest celebrations of international aviation.

In addition to the weekend’s thrilling seven-and-a-half-hour flying display, visitors will be able to enjoy a wide range of popular showground attractions including an Adrenalin Zone, Vintage Village, Techno Zone and RAF & Red Arrows Village offering fun-packed interactive activities for the whole family.

The Air Tattoo is staged annually in support of the RAF Charitable Trust. Tickets for the event are only available in advance. Specially-priced Earlybird tickets are available until May 31 from www.airtattoo.com or by calling 0800 107 1940.  All accompanied under-16s go free. Free parking.