Air show delights thousands in attendance

This Is Wiltshire: Air show delights thousands in attendance Air show delights thousands in attendance

THE skies above Fairford boomed with the sound of jet engines on Saturday as the second day of the Royal International Air Tattoo wowed a sell-out crowd.

The sun was blazing for most of the day meaning all the planned displays could go ahead, much to the delight of the thousands in attendance.

People of all ages were thrilled by jet engines from around the world as well as exciting helicopter displays and some impressive manoeuvres from the gigantic Airbus.

Aerobatic display teams from as far afield as Switzerland, Poland, Italy and Jordan performed death defying stunts throughout the day.

However, the stars of the show were the Red Arrows, celebrating their 50th anniversary year.

For almost half an hour the sky was filled with the iconic red, blue and white smoke as planes came from all directions to put on a display worthy of the world’s number one aerobatic team.

Both Friday and Saturday have been sell-outs but there are still a handful of tickets left for Sunday but organisers expect them to be snapped up quickly.

RIAT Chief Executive Tim Prince said: “I am delighted the weather has been so good and all the hard work of the volunteers has paid off.

“We have some fantastic planes on show, both on the ground and in the air, and it is an honour to be asked to be part of the Red Arrows 50th anniversary.

“The first two days have been a sell out and I fully expect Sunday to be the same meaning we will have more 130,000 people through the gates.”

To pick up some of the last remaining tickets then visit www.airtattoo.com

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