There's just one week left until the Royal Albert Hall opens its doors for our parent charity's Royal Air Force Centenary Gala; leading the commemorations for RAF100!

The Gala, hosted by Dan Snow and Carol Voderman, will be a night of outstanding music, comedy, ceremonial drill, screen footage and personal recollections by those who have served - and continue to serve - in the defence of our country. Acts confirmed so far include Mick Hucknall, Alexandra Burke, vocal trio as well as a unique Tony Hancock comedy sketch performed by Kevin McNally and Robin Sebastian - all joined by the RAF's finest musicians.

This prestigious one-off event offers a number of ticket options, hospitality and dinner packages to entertain clients, colleagues, family and friends. Find out more here:

Don't miss this once in a Century occasion to be part of this unique tribute on 31 March 2018. Join us to show your support for the Royal Air Force as it marks 100 years of outstanding service to the United Kingdom. Book your tickets here:

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More great news from the RAF Charitable Trust! We are excited to announce that Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall will be performing the fantastic finale for the RAF Centenary Gala on 31 March at the Royal Albert Hall, bringing the curtain down on this unique event! Mick will be performing 'Stars', one of the band's biggest hits alongside the talented Royal Air Force musicians, and bringing to life the RAF motto; 'Per ardua ad astra - through adversity to the stars'.

Mick said..., "I am immensely proud that my father served in the Royal Air Force, and I am delighted to be part of the Gala Evening to commemorate and celebrate the work of the RAF over the past century."

Alongside artists including Alexandra Burke, vocal trio Blake and more, you will see the Bands of the Royal Air Force, The Royal Air Force Squadronaires and Salon Orchestra alongside the Queen's Colour Squadron of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.

Don't miss this once in a Century occasion to be part of a unique tribute and show your support for the Royal Air Force as it marks its 100 years of outstanding service to the United Kingdom. Tickets for the event at the Royal Albert Hall on the 31 March are selling fast – book yours now:

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Matt Soden
· March 8, 2018
Use to attend this show from 1999-2003 as a kid but Dad didn’t want to attend airshows anymore so I had to wait until I passed my test. Back in 2014 I drove to the show and couldn’t believe how amazin...g it is. How unique. I’ve been going ever since and tend to do all Arrival days, the Friday show and the departure day. I think the show has improved each year and when I have attended a weekend If you arrive early no issues, if you Leave as late as you can, no issue again. People cause their own issues by rushing out the gate when it finishes. It’s well organised the amount of aircraft is unreal � amazing See More
Melissa Ashton
· July 17, 2017
What can I say? Amazing time was had by all! The display shows were all fantastic; the Thunderbirds were phenomenal. A really good selection of stands. Food is a bit pricey (4.50 for a tuna melt but that happens at most large events so was to be expected, didn't detract from the day itself.
All of the people working the day were informative and friendly, with two 4 year old boys we didn't feel rushed along and they answered any questions we had and were very generous with stickers for the boys who were thrilled! It must have been horrendously stuffy in their uniforms but they were super professional.
My favourite displays had to be the Lancaster (every time I see it do a fly past I feel emotional), the Raptor which was beyond impressive and of course the jewel in our crown; the Red Arrows. The boys loved all of the displays and cannot wait to come back next year, neither can I!
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Kate Pyle
· July 23, 2017
Thought the Air Displays were amazing. Especially the plane that hovered then shot straight up like a rocket, was nosiy but brilliant. Went with our Special Needs College thought it was a cheek to cha...rge us £6.00. (Also have to buy in advance) to go into the Disabled Veiwing Area. But we all could use the High Dependancy Toilet, for free, so just stayed in that Veiwing area, seems ridiculous to charge. Other than that we all had a wonderful day, just loved the Vintage Village with the singer. We will be back next year. See More
Michael Baker
· July 18, 2017
First time and we took our two boys. A long day but full of fun and brilliant flying. Let's not forget the Dutch c130 Party herc. However..... food was expensive and not exactly great quality. would be to bring your own or drop in at M&S on the way. Kids play areas heading to green zone were also a massive rip off.. See More
Hannah Hawser
· July 17, 2017
Brilliant show. Brilliant displays... loved it. Haven't been since I was a small child but man it didn't disappoint.
Take a picnic as once you are in the venders will charge what they want... they their cost to cover and a profit to make. Prepare for the weather ... its England so we all know what it can be like. Just a fab day. Well done everyone.
Parking and entering the ground would be the only improvement.. more clear signage please.
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Jeronimo Matthew
· July 19, 2017
First time going to a air show, don't know much about air craft but was interesting seeing all the different types of air craft used in military from around the world and learnt a few new tings about ...aerospace. Only down side was the price of the food and drinks, £6 for a glass of pimms was harsh. See More
Karen Frame
· September 2, 2017
What a fantastic day out one of the best days ever. Still can't believe what I've seen gives me goose bumps thinking about it. Fantastic show would love to go again
Mateusz Koziatek
· February 17, 2018
One of the best best things iv ever seen.
Everyone should experience seeing this.
See you in a few months :-)
John Howarth
· July 17, 2017
There was much to applaud about the day - and given the low cloud ceiling on Saturday it has to be accepted that some flights were not possible on safety grounds. Disappointing but understood. What not acceptable is for the catering in the Pimm's enclosure to be well below par - lunch paid for in advance, numbers entirely predictable, but hot food unavailable with over an hour of the advertised lunch period still to go. What is also unacceptable is, for the second year in succession, a two-hour queue to exit the red car park. This was caused by allowing selfish visitors to skirt around the legitimate queue to push in near the car park exit, and to thereby cause people who queue in an orderly manner to wait, and wait, and wait. This must be a known problem, and it seems ignored by the organisers - you can deal with this if you want to, guys, but it seems that you don't care. You obviously feel that you've got the most money possible out of us, and you don't care any more. Approaching the final exit point marshals become prominent (non-existent before this), and they wave traffic through frantically, arms waving like sails on a windmill in a gale, apparently encouraging drivers to move more quickly through to the exit. Well, believe me, we needed no encouragement - after two hours queueing, we wanted to get out of there as fast as possible. The marshals were totally superfluous at that point, but would have been very welcome in controlling orderly and fair exits from along the route. Think it through, people, and deal with it. See More
Craig Beal
· July 18, 2017
What an amazing time we had sunday, I come every year and without doubt it never seems to amaze me. The displays was out of this world, much respect to all countrys involved what a show you all put on.... Really can't wait for next year defo going to be camping. See More
Julie Buckingham
· July 18, 2017
Wow what a great time we all had at the air tattoo would recommend to everyone from the red arrows to the air refuelling plane ✈️ then the raptors my favourite was the Belgian f16 oh I could go on and... on it's a must for everyone to go and view this really really enjoyed it can't wait for next year I'm booking for all three days so much to see and do there for all ages well done on putting a great show for us 😄😘 See More
Bethan Mould
· July 18, 2017
Been coming to RIAT for 10 years now. And every year it's fantastic. This year I took my two year old for her visit, she absolutely loved it. The pilots and the event staff were so friendly and took t...he time to speak to her. We camped for 4 nights and went in on the Saturday unfortunately British weather struck again and some the aircraft didn't fly but there is so much to see and do it's hard to find time to see it all!
Would like to thank the lovely staff on the gate that looked after me as I am pregnant and suffer very badly with morning sickness the gentleman that was on the queue let me passed and had someone look after me on the otherside of the blue gate til the rest of my family got through security.
Look forward to next year!
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Jorge Ruivo
· March 23, 2018
The BEST Airshow of the World. Well organized and the staff is very polite. Thank you
Ange Carter
· July 18, 2017
Me and my family had a lovely day as we always do when we come here. Would like to say a big thank you to everyone who makes this event a wonderful day, you do an amazing job, thank you. �
Christopher Allen
· July 18, 2017
Amazing from start to finish. The hardware on display from all eras was great to see and the lads and lasses manning the stands were really friendly and accommodating. It was great to see the Apache, ...Merlin, Osprey and Chinook again since I was last away inAfghanistan and they will always be close to my heart. The suprise appearance of the B-2 really did complete the day as well as the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster and B-17. Looking forward to RIAT2018.

The only thing I disliked was people giving poor feedback because of weather; forget those chumps and leave them to playing CoD and vaping their own piss.
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Chris Hallett
· September 19, 2017
what can u say a great great weekend great flying but the food stalls r very expensive
Robson Hewitson
· July 18, 2017
Definitely the best air show in the country I've ever attended, 2 years in a row now and I will be back next year! The flying displays are always superb as are the ground exhibits. 10/10!
Steve Wright
· December 13, 2017
The best week of the year by far! Wall to wall jet noise....perfection.
Rob Yates
· July 18, 2017
I thought the whole event was just brilliant. I want to say a special thanks to your staff and volunteers who were very courteous and helpful.
Whilst I have absolutely no problem with stepladders wou...ld some one please encourage them not to erect them at the front of the crowd blocking the view.
Many thanks.
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René Spielmann
· July 27, 2017
I'm a first time visitor. Very good organisation, plenty of thinks to see and do, very good food and beverages at the cotswold club. Next year I will return for all three days. Thanks to all of you.
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This Friday we're calling #FalconFriday thanks to yesterday's Hellenic Air Force F-16 announcement! Share your favourite Team Zeus photos in the comments below! Tickets are selling fast with many Saturday enclosures sold out or close to, don't miss out - book your #RIAT18 tickets here:

We will not be announcing an aircraft update today.

We were saddened to learn of the incident at RAF Valley yesterday and our thoughts are with the family and friends of all those involved.

Well done Betty! Wing Walking at 89 and showing us all how it's done!

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Who else wishes they could be Betty at this age!! 🙌🏼 Gloucestershire Airport

Another amazing act has been confirmed for our parent charity the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust's Gala evening at the Royal Albert Hall!

One of the most famous British comedy sketches ever written will be recreated for the first time in more than 60 years, as part of the celebrations marking RAF100 in less than two weeks.

Tony Hancock served in the RAF and his experiences influenced his comedy, most memorably on 30 December 1956, in what is now known as The Test Pilot The sketch will be performed at the Gala Evening at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, March 31.

Well known Actors Kevin McNally and Robin Sebastian, both of whom starred in BBC Radio 4's The Missing Hancocks - recreations of lost Hancock's Half Hour shows - will perform the sketch live as part of the evening's entertainment.

Don’t miss out on a spectacular evening of entertainment, only a few tickets remain, book yours here:

Photo © Karla Gowlett

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Fantastic footage of the Su-27 at #RIAT17! The PlanesTV sale ends midnight tonight! Don't miss out on up to 30% off Air Tattoo DVDs & Blu-rays, buy them at

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Beautiful take off from the Su-27 at The Royal International Air Tattoo 2017, and looking forward to more super displays like it from 2018!

If you'd like to see... more of the Su, or more from RIAT in general, head to, where we have 15% off RIAT 2017, and 30-50% off previous RIAT shows.

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Our event caterer Relish Food Events offers a fantastic selection of food and drink at the Air Tattoo! Relish are one of the UK's leading event catering companies with presence at many of the country's largest cultural events, including Le Mans, Cheltenham Literature Festival and Badminton Horse Trials.

The Pimm's Flight Deck, Cotswold Club, Aviation Club and First Class Lounge enclosures all come with catering included, take a look at the tasty menu options below.

Pimm's Fli...ght Deck - a picnic style lunch and any time ice cream is included plus a par bar and café. See the menu here:

Cotswold Club - a relaxed afternoon lunch, an afternoon treat and all day tea, filter coffee and infusions are included as well as breakfast rolls to purchase in the morning and a pay bar. Saturday SOLD OUT. See the menu here:

Aviation Club - enjoy morning coffee with biscuits, a two-course buffet lunch and afternoon tea with cakes and sandwiches. Saturday SOLD OUT. See the menu here:

First Class Lounge - relaxed all-day catering and a full inclusive bar are included and can be enjoyed through the day. Saturday SOLD OUT. See the menu here:

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It would be great if a photo from the Air Tattoo won! Our visitors take amazing aircraft photos and you can enter the RAF photographic competition this year. Do us proud, please see below for how to enter.

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Calling all amatuer snappers! Our annual photography competition is open to everyone this year and has a special RAF100 theme to mark our centenary 📷 More details here

Don't miss out this! The first 100 years of the Royal Air Force - with Ewan and Colin McGregor.

#RIAT18 will be the international celebration of RAF100, don't miss out -
book your tickets now:

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The first 100 years of the Royal Air Force, as told by Ewan McGregor and his brother Colin.

25th March, 8.30pm on BBC One

If you are in London this weekend keep an eye out for our large Air Tattoo billboard that's currently on West Cromwell Road in Kensington! We'd love to see your photo's (if it's safe to take them!).

You might also see our 20 second advert on ITV Player and Sky Go! #RIAT18

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Aircraft Update!
Four RAF aircraft spanning the 1930s, 40s and 50s confirmed for the #RIAT18 static display! An Auster Mk.5, the Miles Magister and two Jet Provost T.3 jet trainers, will help tell the tale of the pre and post-War RAF. Read more here:

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Check out this great video from Tom Scott on formation flying - with the RAF Red Arrows!

Want to learn about formation flying? Watch this great video by YouTuber Tom Scott, who flew with us as part of the STARRSHIP project - a collaboration between ...the Royal Air Force and Rolls-Royce, and featuring the Red Arrows, aimed at inspiring the next generation of STEM students and celebrating the RAF’s centenary in 2018.

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Thanks to the RAF, Rolls-Royce, and the Red Arrows! Go visit their Starrship project, it's the reason I got to do this:

The Royal Air Force are at the Big Bang Fair this week - go and see them if you are nearby! Other companies that feature in our own Techno Zone at the Air Tattoo will also be exhibiting there.

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Hello Birmingham! We’ve landed at The Big Bang science and engineering fair today, as part of a great Royal Air Force presence marking RAF100, inspiring young people and promoting STEM subjects all week. Come and meet us in Hall 17 at The NEC.

Another great opportunity has come up to join the team behind the World’s Greatest Airshow! We’re looking for a Guest Management Assistant to help the team that looks after our guests and VIPs for the 2018 Air Tattoo. Find out more about what’s required and apply here:

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