ORGANISERS of the Royal International Air Tattoo have unveiled their poster image for 2009, designed for the third year running by renowned artist Philip Castle.

Philip, the man behind iconic posters for the films A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket and The Boyfriend, created the distinctive airbrush poster images for the airshow, which takes place at RAF Fairford on July 18 and 19.

The finished poster features examples of NATO airpower past and present including the Typhoon, Rafale, Raptor, F-16 and Sabre to mark the 60th anniversary of the Alliance.

Philip said: "I’ve been an aeroplane enthusiast all my life – the interest came from my father’s tales of being in the RAF during the war – and I’ve been to just about every Air Tattoo since its first days at Greenham Common.

"I always felt that designing the artwork would be an interesting job so I’m delighted that it’s come around: it’s nice to finish each project and hear people’s comments, but the best part is getting the job, with a new brief and a new challenge."

Special cut-price tickets are available until March 31, priced £30.95. Under-16s go free. For more details please visit CELEBRATIONS to mark the 60th anniversary of NATO will take place at this year’s Air Tattoo will squadron’s from Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the US and the UK demonstrating the Alliance’s air power.