Red Arrows mark 50th anniversary at air show
5:36pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014 in News
ANYONE planning to be at this summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo to celebrate the Red Arrows’ 50th display season has until the end of the month to take advantage of specially-priced Super Earlybird tickets.
The three-day event, which takes place from July 11-13 at RAF Fairford, will feature a number of Red Arrows themed spectacles in the air and on the ground as the world famous aerobatic display team returns to its first home as part of its official anniversary celebrations.
Admission tickets bought by the January 31 deadline are £10 cheaper than the standard price, meaning special Friday Reds’ Pit Day tickets can be bought for £24 with Saturday and Sunday tickets costing £34. All under-16s are admitted free.
Air Tattoo spokesman Richard Arquati said buying early not only made sense financially but would also ensure people did not risk missing out on all the excitement planned.
He said: “Last July’s airshow was a sell-out and we’re anticipating a repeat this year as excitement for the Reds’ 50th builds.
“As well as the public’s enthusiasm, fellow military aviators from around the globe have also indicated to us that they’d like to be part of the celebrations.
“It’s going to be very special.”
As well as celebrating the Reds’ 50th, the Air Tattoo will be marking two other aviation landmarks – the 40th anniversary of both the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon and the BAE Systems Hawk, the aircraft currently flown by the Red Arrows.
Earlier this month, the Air Tattoo, which is staged annually in support of the RAF Charitable Trust, won top honours in the Tourism Event of the Year category of the Cotswold Tourism Awards 2014.
To book tickets and to find out about the range of enclosure packages visit airtattoo.com
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