Royal International Air Tattoo (RAF Fairford) - Earlybird Offer - £29 Per ticket (Saving £14 off Standard Price)
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Royal International Air Tattoo (RAF Fairford) - Earlybird Offer - £29 Per ticket (Saving £14 off Standard Price)

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Found 13th Dec 2011
USUAL PRICE: £39.00 + £4.00 Booking Fee = £43.00 per Ticket

Air Tattoo currently have an Earlybird Offer, so if you purchase before 4th January, you get a £10 discount off the standard price AND free booking fee (usually £4 per ticket).

Each ticket will allow one adult +( under 16 free)

Order before Monday 19th for Xmas delivery (Perfect for a present/gift)
Special Price ends 4th January 2012

See link for more details.

28 Comments

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Hot because it just is.

A great day out. Well worth the money..

Going to get mine in the next day or two go every year its great

fantastic deal, might get some at the end of the month when it's payday

if choosing one day, which one to go for? sat or sun?

Went quite a few years ago and the only way that I would ever be persuaded to go again would be by helicopter if it actually landed me on the site.

Have no idea whether things have improved but it was a TOTAL nightmare getting to and from the site and, if nothing has changed, I wouldn't go again if you gave me free tickets, lunch and a case of champagne - seriously.

you have to be there really early & way before the gates open, we get there about 6 and go straight in. Same as leaving, either go before the end or stop late . If you dont you will be stuck in traffic for several hours
Edited by: "kassy2005" 14th Dec 2011

qfel

if choosing one day, which one to go for? sat or sun?


I always do both days and dont really see a difference, With the exception of this year when Alexandra Burke sang on the concert stage Sunday lol ,we do the static on the Saturday & watch the display on the Sunday

Is it primarily a static exhibition or is there a lot of demonstrations/performances?

dipteshr

Is it primarily a static exhibition or is there a lot of … Is it primarily a static exhibition or is there a lot of demonstrations/performances?



Flying display is usually somewhere between 8 and 10 hours long.

Plus displays on the ground etc.

Thanks very much OP. That's my dad's Christmas present sorted

I well fancy this

qfel

if choosing one day, which one to go for? sat or sun?



Doesn't matter, the same stuff displays each day. Dependent on weather, this years was a bit of a nightmare on the Saturday with a lot of cancellations due to the heavy rain and low cloud. Sunday mostly everything flew with the exception of a couple of items.

Just get there very early, this years static was fairly small so you really don't need to do both days. And again as said above, try to stay till the end of the display and have a look round afterwards, mostly all of the traffic will have cleared by then (be prepared to get caught in some traffic though).

The A-10 was amazing, missed some of it though due to a fault. We always go on Saturday and camp very close so we can see the display for free the next day!

Looooove this day out, hope the raptor goes this year.
I never go in though, always go in a field which is directly under where they do the air displays.
Very dangerous but you can't get a better view, also I can pick which day to go when the weather is best.
Traffic is shocking though.

Can i park my whopping great Landrover right at the front (next to the camper vans and transits) and use my deck chairs to block it off for everyone else whilst my big annoying family eat barbecued sausage butties that all you mugs paid £8 for?

...Thats my experience of most Airshows, P-Poor organisation. Can you actually see any sky at this one?

spaceinvader

Can i park my whopping great Landrover right at the front (next to the … Can i park my whopping great Landrover right at the front (next to the camper vans and transits) and use my deck chairs to block it off for everyone else whilst my big annoying family eat barbecued sausage butties that all you mugs paid £8 for?...Thats my experience of most Airshows, P-Poor organisation. Can you actually see any sky at this one?



well its got a mile of runway, B52 can land at fairford the base is that big. you can see the aircraft flying from anywhere on the base.

aircanman

The A-10 was amazing, missed some of it though due to a fault. We always … The A-10 was amazing, missed some of it though due to a fault. We always go on Saturday and camp very close so we can see the display for free the next day!


The A10 from 2011, took by me

paul.henshall2@n

The A10 from 2011, took by me



Excellent pictures Paul from RIAT, never make it down there always get to waddington instead. but would love to go just to see the warthog fly again !!!

cibarious

Went quite a few years ago and the only way that I would ever be … Went quite a few years ago and the only way that I would ever be persuaded to go again would be by helicopter if it actually landed me on the site.Have no idea whether things have improved but it was a TOTAL nightmare getting to and from the site and, if nothing has changed, I wouldn't go again if you gave me free tickets, lunch and a case of champagne - seriously.



If you do get free tickets, lunch and a case of champagne can I have first dibs.

You are right, it is very busy if you don't get there early enough (7am), particularly from the A419.

You have to get there early to avoid the traffic. Got there about 6am this year, no traffic queues, and parked up easily. However, you'll have to wait around until they open the gates. Got out easily too. I did the 'park and ride' from Swindon once. Pay to park your car all day in Swindon, queue and pay for the park and ride bus thats crammed full, and takes another 25 minutes to get there. It put 13 quid, and 2 hours on my day. Never again.

Hot! Thanks and I've gone for Sat Jubilee seats, if you want to see what different tickets get you see the following:
airtattoo.com/air…012
(or you can find it on the site!!)

This is almost certainly the best militiary airshow in Europe and this is the better year as Farnborough is every 2 years & more stuff comes when both shows are on - which they are in 2012.

The better day is purely down to weather.

Unfortunately all Air Forces are both busy & short of money which is limiting their participation in airshows but this will still be better than anywhere else.

By comparison Waddington is a very parochial affair & didn't light my fire at all in 2011.
Edited by: "Chris52" 17th Dec 2011

Anybody know if the Russian aircraft such as the SU-37 and SU-34 will be going?

I would love to see those jets in action especially with the phenomal maneuvers they can manage!

Follow the link and you will know as much as the rest of us. It is VERY early days yet & very little has confirmed. Hardly surprising really. Keep going back to the list to see what has changed - all part of the anticipation.

airtattoo.com/air…aft
Edited by: "Chris52" 17th Dec 2011

I used to go to Fairford every year as my brother in law is in the aerospace industry and gets free tickets. Last year was the first time I didn't bother going, even the free ticket couldn't sway me. The quality of the flying aircraft has got considerably thinner over the last 5-6 years and I just couldn't face the traffic chaos! Not the show it used to be (still voted hot though as a deal is a deal!).


live just up the road so I can see it from my garden.

Just a note that the park and ride mentioned above isn't there anymore

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