The Royal International Air Tattoo is taking place at RAF Fairford.

It's one of the biggest airshows of its kind and attracts visitors from around the world.

Through the mist and rain the crowds watched Belgian Sea-King rescue helicopter winching people to safety, as it would do in a real life search and rescue scenario. 

For a time at least, it was only the rotary wing aircraft that could take to the skies, which meant the visitors had more time to enjoy the displays on the ground.

It’s not just the planes that make the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford such a spectacle, it's the chance to talk to the air crews who fly them for real - and not just British personnel, the list of countries attending the event is almost as numerous as the aeroplanes themselves.