Watch the skies to see fan­tas­tic flights and ex­cel­lent air­craft

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -

» THE world’s largest mil­i­tary air show is land­ing in Glouces­ter­shire this week­end.

Air­craft from more than 20 na­tions will head to RAF Fair­ford from July 19 to 21 for the Royal In­ter­na­tional Air Tat­too.

The event is held an­nu­ally at RAF Fair­ford in Glouces­ter­shire in sup­port of The Royal Air Force Char­i­ta­ble Trust and usu­ally at­tracts around 160,000 spec­ta­tors.

The show is set to fea­ture a num­ber of air­craft with some be­ing static while oth­ers will take flight.

Three must-sees at the show will be the Spit­fire, the Hur­ri­cane and the Lan­caster - all of which will be tak­ing flight on both Satur­day and Sun­day,

Tick­ets for the Air Tat­too must be pur­chased in ad­vance - no tick­ets will be avail­able to pur­chase at the en­try gates.

Book them at air­tat­too.com/ air­show/vis­it­ing/air­show-tick­ets or call 01285 713456 (9am-5pm, Mon­day to Fri­day).

» A fes­ti­val with a dif­fer­ence will take place at Sude­ley Cas­tle this Satur­day and Sun­day.

The Fan­tasy For­est fes­ti­val will see a host of cos­tumed char­ac­ters from around the world visit the Winch­combe attraction for a week­end of mu­sic, en­ter­tain­ment and won­der.

Vis­i­tors are in­vited to don their favourite cos­tume to join the event and min­gle along­side a host of char­ac­ters, from fairies, pi­rates and Vik­ings, to Storm troop­ers, knights and elves.

Live mu­sic will also be on of­fer from lead­ing Celtic rock groups The Dol­men and Green­rose Faire, as well as Ir­ish folk band Har­mony Glen and UK folk-goth band Inkubus Sukkubus.

Tick­ets for the event are avail­able from fan­ta­sy­for­est.co.uk

» A rare plant fair will be held at High­nam Court this Sun­day, July 21, from 11am-4pm in aid of Cobalt.

» The 49th Guit­ing Mu­sic Fes­ti­val starts on Fri­day, July 19 and runs un­til July 28. For more in­for­ma­tion visit guit­ing fes­ti­val.org

» Full What’s On listings in your GL Week­end mag­a­zine and keep up to date at glouces­ter­shire­live.co.uk

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