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The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest international military air show, and this year will be held from 17 to 19 July in Gloucestershire, UK. This event, organized with the support of the Royal Air Force, annually attracts over 140,000 visitors, together with many of the world’s leading companies in the sector. Amongst the 160 aircraft present will be the Japanese four-engined Kawasaki P-1, the imposing British Vulcan strategic bomber, and the Apache AH-64 attack helicopter.

This year, to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1940 Battle of Britain, between the air forces of the United Kingdom and Germany, the Air Tattoo will present twenty vintage aircraft such as a Messerschmitt, Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane.

Every day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., lots of aircraft will be taking part in flight demonstrations, including the Typhoon fighter, the A400M military transport aircraft, and the Hawk T.2 training aircraft. The Royal Air Force Red Arrows, and the Patrouille de France aerobatic teams, will also be present in the British sky. Admission is free for children under 16 and 50 € per adult for the day.

The following clip is from the Air Tattoo Company’s (RAFCTE) very dynamic video, and just a small preview of what you can expect.

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