While the precise Royal Worldwide Air Tattoo will not be going down as deliberate at RAF Fairford this weekend, airshow organisers are making certain their supporters will nonetheless be capable of take pleasure in loads of aviation-related thrills and pleasure – albeit nearly!
The six-hour, free-to-view, live-streamed Digital Air Tattoo takes place on Saturday, July 17 from 10am to 4pm and can embody unique, behind-the-scenes footage, digital flying shows, dwell interviews, competitions and particular options.
Introduced by Air Tattoo commentator and aviation skilled Ben Dunnell and filmed from a dwell studio by PlanesTV, the 2021 Digital Air Tattoo will construct on the success of final yr’s inaugural occasion that attracted an viewers in extra of 1 million.
In addition to being given unique operational entry to RAF Coningsby and the Historic Military Plane Flight at Center Wallop, the Digital Air Tattoo staff flew on board a USAF Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker air-to-air refuelling flight from RAF Mildenhall.
Within the studio, there will probably be plenty of dwell interviews together with talks with Purple 10, Squadron Chief Adam Collins from the Purple Arrows and Air Tattoo co-founder Tim Prince.
Air Tattoo head of air operations Peter Reoch stated while it was disappointing not to have the ability to welcome plane to RAF Fairford there had been unbelievable assist from air arms from world wide who have been eager to take part within the digital occasion.
Amongst these represented on the Digital Air Tattoo will probably be Austrian, Danish and French, who all participated within the first Air Tattoo in 1971, plus 20 different international locations from throughout the globe.
He stated: “We have plenty of surprises deliberate for the dwell stream, together with digital flying shows with a particular fiftieth anniversary twist! We’ll even be previewing subsequent summer season’s Air Tattoo by saying the airshow’s themes for 2022. I am assured that, just like the airshow itself, everybody will discover heaps to take pleasure in through the day.”
In addition to celebrating the Air Tattoo’s fiftieth anniversary, the digital occasion may even be launching ticket gross sales for subsequent summer season’s ‘actual’ airshow, which can happen on July 15-17, 2022. For ticket particulars and costs, go to www.airtattoo.com
In the course of the occasion, viewers could have the chance to donate to the Royal Air Power Charitable Belief, the Air Tattoo’s mother or father charity. Textual content TRUST to 70490 to donate £5 (texts price £5 plus one normal price message). Additionally by way of Virgin Cash Giving: https://bit.ly/rafcharitable
For extra data, go to net airtattoo.com/virtual