Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford 11-13 July Super earlybird offer £34 per adult (saving £10)  Kids  Free. Book by Monday 9AM (3 FEB)
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Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford 11-13 July Super earlybird offer £34 per adult (saving £10) Kids Free. Book by Monday 9AM (3 FEB)

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Found 29th Jan 2014Made hot 30th Jan 2014
EXTENDED TILL MONDAY 9.00am (3 FEBRUARY).

See the Red Arrows amongst others.

Air tattoo currently have an early bird offer until 31 January. Usual price will be £44 + booking fee. This is £10 off and no booking fee (usually £5). Kids under 16 go free but you need to register them when you buy your ticket.

On Friday tickets are £24 but most kids will still be in school so I've highlighted the weekend prices.

See link for more details. Ticket link airtattoo.com/air…ets

27 Comments

I predict a RIAT!

Cheap tattoo.
I paid a lot more than that for love and hate on my hands.

Thanks for the heads up. Is it organised chaos for driving there? Don't mind a delay getting out but not if it takes hours.

no its very well organised compared to other events ive been to. Usually out within 20-30 mins or if lucky 15 mins.

Banned

Cancelled due to bad weather
You heard it hear first

Haven't been since the 90's, used to get free tickets back then. Fancy going for the first time in ages but not sure about 44 quid + booking fee. Jeez.

And I hate booking anything 6 months in advance. I never know if I'll still be alive by then. And yes before anyone says it, I know if I'm dying £34 wasted is hardly anything to mourn over, but I'd still feel annoyed about it.

Eastbourne international air show is absolutely free. Just go n enjoy on the beach 2nd week of August (please check out dates, I am not sure on dates)

You'll regret this when you are 65.

A ticket for this, coupled with the balaclava deal, will liven up any July weekend. Heat from me (from the inevitable firefight and international news headlines)

Best air show in England.

Lacks aircraft participations these days. Just a country show with fast food at inflated prices. Normally you can park in the field opposite for a tenner and leave before the crowds do.

vulcan903

Lacks aircraft participations these days. Just a country show with fast … Lacks aircraft participations these days. Just a country show with fast food at inflated prices. Normally you can park in the field opposite for a tenner and leave before the crowds do.



Agree completely with this. Not a patch on how it used to be. Fairford and Mildenhall used to be the jewels of the air show calendar for me.

BelindaMac

[quote=vulcan903] Not a patch on how it used to be. Fairford and … [quote=vulcan903] Not a patch on how it used to be. Fairford and Mildenhall used to be the jewels of the air show calendar for me.



Thanks Bin Laden.

Hredknapp

no its very well organised compared to other events ive been to. Usually … no its very well organised compared to other events ive been to. Usually out within 20-30 mins or if lucky 15 mins.



I'd disagree with this, in so much that it depends which route you come from. For example, travelling from the M4 A419 can take bloody ages if you get there too late. I'm 'lucky' enough to live in Swindon, so get up and get there for gates open at . But at 9am the traffic can queue for an hour or more from the 419 towards Fairford.

Getting out had generally taken 20-30 minutes in the last few years. But I usually have a wonder and leave a hour or so after the last plane. Not sure if it worsens just after last plane (particularly if its the reds).
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Agree its not what it used to be. Damned military cutbacks. Still pretty good though.

Been going to this for years but the tip is to head for Totterdown Farm. It is a campsite on a hill overlooking Fairford Airfield and is directly under the aircraft as they perform (and you don't get this in the expensive public viewing areas due to safety rules). So instead of watching the display a mile away from within the compound, you simply look up. Be warned, it is loud and you feel the heat from the engines! You can see the actual pilots.

I recall it is about £15 entrance for a car full of people and they have refreshments and facilities available.
Hope this helps someone that is on a budget and really wants to get closer to the action!?

I've been the last 2 years with hubby and toddler, but I'm due baby no 2 a week before, so will have to give it a miss this year :o(
Red Arrows celebrate their 50th anniversary as well this year.

I went about 5 years ago and it was chaos getting in. Admittedly I did get to the area a bit late (about 9:30). I was due to meet my dad inside the airfield. After edging slowly in the queues to get anywhere enar the airfield. I abandoned my car on the verge and walked the last 4 miles!!. Finally got in at 1:15. Absolutely ridiculous. Vowed never to go again. Although to be fair I think iwas was because the weather on day 2 was due to be awful so everyone went on day 1.

aerotec

Thanks for the heads up. Is it organised chaos for driving there? Don't … Thanks for the heads up. Is it organised chaos for driving there? Don't mind a delay getting out but not if it takes hours.



Get up and leave earlier then, thats the key to it.

To be fair £34 might seem steep but it's normally along the lines of 8 hours flying and you'll struggle to find another airshow that lasts that long. Agreed it's not what it used to be but times have changed & air forces are much smaller. Compare that £34 to a ticket to a Premier League football match, that lasts 90 minutes.

First participants have been announced and it's a good start.

Again i reiterate if your going for the first time get up early and try to be parked up by 8 and you won't have any problems.

I live just around the corner from here but make a point of having a night away and visiting RIAT - its always very good tbh . IF you take little ones remember to take ear plugs those afterburners can really tear at your ear drums. Good place to stay is the Blunsdon House, just around the corner and overlooks the airfield.

Bicawi

Been going to this for years but the tip is to head for Totterdown Farm. … Been going to this for years but the tip is to head for Totterdown Farm. It is a campsite on a hill overlooking Fairford Airfield and is directly under the aircraft as they perform (and you don't get this in the expensive public viewing areas due to safety rules). So instead of watching the display a mile away from within the compound, you simply look up. Be warned, it is loud and you feel the heat from the engines! You can see the actual pilots.I recall it is about £15 entrance for a car full of people and they have refreshments and facilities available.Hope this helps someone that is on a budget and really wants to get closer to the action!?



Nice one, now its going to be even more rammed (_;)

Heat added. I have been going for the last few years and will be going again this year. I am from up north and only ever experienced Southport airshow. This show is amazing. None stop action and loads to see on the ground too. Just remember suncream! and your waterproofs

We stay at a travelodge at Barnwood and leave early and have done really well getting there. A bit of a queue coming out but nothing major.

davidbrent

Thanks Bin Laden.



How is he Bin Laden? It was you that was talking about wearing a balaclava to Fairford. Wonder if GCHQ monitor HUKD.

xenophon

How is he Bin Laden?



Oh dear.

aberfal

Cancelled due to bad weather You heard it hear first



Could you please give me the weather for my birthday at the end of August seeing as you can predict the weather for July?

Last time I went to RAIT it was so hot people were fainting and getting sunstroke.

Thanks OP! The discount has been extended until Monday.
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