Celebrity 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 By Maria Yagoda Published on July 8, 2016 12:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 06 ALL ABOARD PA Images/Sipa USA 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 Chris Jackson/Getty 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 PA Images/Sipa 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? Chris Jackson/Getty 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 Chris Jackson/Getty 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 Chris Jackson/Getty "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."