Thousands of people have already secured their spot for next year’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.
Every July the rural airbase becomes a hive of activity as aircraft from across the globe descend to take part in the event’s flying or static display.
Next year’s event is set to take place from Friday 19th-21stJuly, with aircraft arriving as early as Wednesday 17th July.
So far organisers have announced some of the themes for the aviation showcase, including Pushing the Boundaries in Air & Space, 50 years of the F-16 Fighting Falcon and 75 years of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
In the summer, attendees were treated to a huge variety of aircraft including an Me262, which made its UK airshow debut, there was also lots of activity on the ground with the event’s Techno Zone.
The Techno Zone, which is open from Friday to Sunday, has a host of interactive tech exhibits as well as the Inspire Stage, where speakers such as Tim Peake spoke about their careers.
Additional themes are still to be unmasked ahead of aircraft participation announcements which will be made weekly from early next year.
Finance Director at Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, Gavin Gager said: “As always, we are overjoyed by the appetite for the Royal International Air Tattoo.
“At the moment we are working on some really exciting improvements and announcements for next year’s event which we hope to share with you soon.
“This year’s event was the biggest ever, with over 250 aircraft and 150,000 visitors and we are expecting similar levels next July.
“As always we’d like to say thank you to our supporters, including headline sponsor BAE Systems, who make the event possible.”
Proceeds from the event are donated to the event’s parent charity, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, which is on a mission to encourage young people to consider careers in air, space, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
The charity does this through a variety of different means throughout the year, including competitions and live lessons in schools.
Charity Development Manager at the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, Hannah Langford added: “From aviators, to engineers, to tech entrepreneurs, there are a wealth of potential future opportunities, and we want to show them to children and young people all over the UK, whatever their background.
“By purchasing tickets to the event, you are directly helping us to inspire children.”
To purchase tickets, visit www.airtattoo.com.
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