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World's greatest Airshow gets Airborne - virtually

Virtual Air Tattoo 2021 poster showing pilot wearing helmet in the cockpit.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Virtual Air Tattoo, aviation fans around the globe can once again look forward to a first-class feast of flying entertainment.

  • Saturday 17th July
  • 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Free-to-view, live-streamed virtual event with all new content

Presented once again by Air Tattoo commentators and aviation experts Ben Dunnell and Mark Manwaring, the exclusive programme will feature contributions from the RAF and air arms from around the globe, with filming at numerous locations having taken place over the last few months.

“Last year’s virtual event attracted an audience of over a million.  We received so much positive feedback that we were determined to build on its success.  Next month’s Virtual Air Tattoo will look to capture some of the thrills and excitement we would have all enjoyed had we been able to stage the real thing.  This includes making sure we have the opportunity to celebrate the airshow’s 50th anniversary.  It will be an unmissable event for aviation fans.”

Helen Webb
Air Tattoo Head of Marketing

Making a welcome return will be the virtual flying aces who wowed viewers last year with their aerobatic displays flown, like their real military counterparts, with pinpoint precision.  With no actual Air Tattoo taking place this summer, the virtual event to turn the spotlight on the airshow’s 50th anniversary with specially filmed packages celebrating this important aviation milestone.

The programme will be filmed by Planes TV and hosted from a live studio and as well as featuring special guests and interviews, the show will invite viewers to get involved via social media, making it great interactive experience. 

The Red Arrows in formation with smoke stream.
The Red Arrows in formation at last year Air Tattoo event. 

During the event, you will have the opportunity to donate to the RAF Charitable Trust, the Air Tattoo’s parent charity.  Text TRUST to 70490 to donate £5 (texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message) or visit the Virgin Money Giving charity website here.

Visit the Virtual Air Tattoo website for more information or the social media pages below:

 - facebook.com/airtattoo 

 - twitter.com/airtattoo

 - instagram.com/airtattoo/

You can re-watch last years event available on YouTube below: 

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