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LIVE BLOG: Prince Charles at RIAT
Updated 4:15pm Friday 11th July 2014 in News
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- The Prince of Wales visits the air tattoo at RAF Fairford today.
- We'll be bringing you live updates throughout the afternoon.
Prince Charles has now left RAF Fairford, having spent time speaking with members of the public and the air cadets.
Team @CentrePointSwin Airshow Team Booking Crews Into The @airtattoo #RIAT2014 #RIAT #CentrepointAirshowTeam http://t.co/vB2gPAcFZn— @CentrePointSwin 11 July 2014
LIVE: Touch...and...go! #Hawker Hunter @airtattoo #RIAT2014 http://t.co/O8QT1Ejujy— @AirbusGroupLIVE 11 July 2014
@rafredarrows Great flypast guys! http://t.co/YfJd4WCokU— @Mrs_Coups 11 July 2014
@airtattoo @rafredarrows just flew over our office in Swindon - what a thrill, made our afternoon!!— @tee_sw 11 July 2014
RT @ChinookDisplay: En route @airtattoo Why drive when you can fly the crew vehicle. http://t.co/NrRrwbST6C— @CaptScarlet 10 July 2014
Had a great day here so far @airtattoo! Lovely weather and great salute to the Reds. Very well flown by all involved!— @Mark_Aviation 11 July 2014
Prince Charles is now meeting the pilots of the Red Arrows before inspecting the planes himself.
Here's Prince Charles being shown around at RIAT.
One of the schoolchildren asked Prince Charles for a selfie. He said no.
The Red Arrows lined up ready to meet Prince Charles.
Prince Charles has arrived. He's chatting to cadets and schoolchildren.
Driving home and the red arrows and 3 other jets fly over my car, always so amazing— @popsicle1976 11 July 2014
Here's the Red Arrows at RAF Fairford. They've just flown over the Adver offices. Twice.
#RIAT airshow not for the nervous, as choppers do backflips and commentary later announces Cpt. Posthumous and a plane called Albatross— @RupertLB 11 July 2014
The media are all gathering with the Prince of Wales due to arrive any minute.
Here come the red arrows #RIAT2014 #RIAT http://t.co/kinZDpPtjh— @MarshallMotorGp 11 July 2014
Over 800 cadets from around the country are at #RIAT. #whatwedo http://t.co/Ktx63tW0Cy— @aircadets 11 July 2014
A400m Atlas arrives at RIAT Fairford, stops mid point of runway and discorges its cargo of SLF VIPs. As you do. http://t.co/lmiA8xxZ7W— @NedTheMerciless 11 July 2014
Live side at RIAT. ZF244 is ready and airborne at 1339 for a 1403 display. http://t.co/HEUbZNVU7J— @RAFTucanoTeam 11 July 2014
Red Arrows parked up at the Air Tattoo, Fairford #RIAT @davidbentstudio http://t.co/oiDjNoUeBf— @GrahamRCarter 11 July 2014
The Prince of Wales is expected to arrive shortly. He will firstly spend some time in the Techno Zone, before heading across to meet the Red Arrows. It is expected he will be in Fairford for an hour.
Here's the latest scene at RAF Fairford as spectators prepare for the arrival of Prince Charles, due in about 20 minutes.
The Prince is due at the airfield in just over an hour. There are approximately 20,000 people at RAF Fairford today.
Prince Charles will be the special guest at RAF Fairford today as the annual Royal International Air Tattoo gets underway.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Red Arrows, the world famous display team are set to be the main attraction, and there is a chance today for visitors to see the planes up close in the pit area.