Every Photo of Prince George at the Air Show Will Make You Smile

On Friday, the nearly 3-year-old prince joined his parents at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF (Royal Air Force) Fairford – and charmed everyone

01 of 06

ALL ABOARD

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He's ready for takeoff! Prince George, 3 this month, sits in a helicopter with his mother on Friday at the Royal International Air Tattoo – the world's largest military airshow.

02 of 06

OUT OF HIS ELEMENT

OUT OF HIS ELEMENT
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George joins dad Prince William as he speaks to Carol Vorderman, Ambassador for the RAF Air Cadets – and looks a bit nervous at first.

03 of 06

JOY RIDE

JOY RIDE
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George, in noise-blocking ear protectors, points at planes in the sky, and later waved to visitors and seemed especially fascinated by the tail rotor of a helicopter.

04 of 06

NEED A LIFT?

NEED A LIFT?
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Flight Lieutenant Jim Hobkirk tells PEOPLE of the young family: "They seemed very relaxed. The Duke said he misses flying and he wishes he could fly more and said he was envious of me."

05 of 06

CUTE CO-PILOTS

HE LOVES PLANES …
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Prince George holds his mother's hand tightly as they're taken to see one of the world-famous demonstration planes, the RAF Aerobatic Team's Red Arrow Hawks.

06 of 06

LOUD NOISES

LOUD NOISES
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"He seemed overawed with the noise and being inside a helicopter. It was a lovely family moment," Hobkirk tells PEOPLE. "We shut the doors so they could have a quiet moment to themselves. The Duke was telling him, 'I used to fly these.' George was very quiet."

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