HUGE demand for tickets means the first Royal International Air Tattoo in three years is zooming towards sell-out.

Organisers say just a handful of tickets for Friday are left and more than 170,000 people are expected through the gates during the show.

Among the aviation stars set to thrill the crowds in the air and on the ground over the next three days are crowd favourites the Red Arrows, their South Korean counterparts the Black Eagles and the Flying Fortress Sally B.

Other attractions flying in from all over the world include the Italian Frecce Tricolori display team, A Spitfire and the Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the new RAF Poseidon making its RIAT debut and the USAF Osprey.

Read more about the show here.

Camera club members Tina O'Neill and Stacy Woolhouse, who took the pictures in our gallery, were at Fairford to take a look at the practice runs.