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We've partnered up with the team at Fighter Flights to offer all ticket holders the opportunity to win an experience of a lifetime in Full Noise, a V-12 Yak-3 fighter plane! You can soar to 5000 ft in moments in a graceful loop, slip over snow covered mountains, dive on the vines or just cruise along listening to the wonderful growl of the V-12 engine.
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