Military enthusiast Stuart Wright was only hoping for a solitary Spitfire to soar over the skies of the Spen Valley.
But to his surprise he accidentally filled out the wrong form.
And now it appears he has only gone and booked the country’s most famous high flying aerobatics team – the Red Arrows.
Mr Wright, who is organising the Yorkshire Wartime Experience war weekend, was shocked to find out he had inadvertently secured the display team by mistake.
The daredevil pilots are set to soar over Hunsworth, near Cleckheaton, when it is transformed into an explosive battlefield next month.
Mr Wright said: “Instead of getting a spitfire we have got the red arrows.
“I received a form that said I had to write down how many aircraft are in the show so I phoned them back and said I couldn’t understand why.
“I was told that we have got the Red Arrows so I told them I didn’t book them.
“I had another look at the form and it turns out we didn’t fill the spitfire form in.
“They have got two quite important things happening in England this year so the Red Arrows flying time has been reduced because of the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics.
“I didn’t expect it at all so to get them is just quite something.”
The tanks are ready to roll and soldiers will be bedded down into maze-like trenches in a boggy field as the region gears up for its biggest war festival.
Organiser and wartime memorabilia enthusiast Mr Wright, first got involved in the festival when it was held at Ponderosa.
Now the three-day event, between June 22-24, is hoping to raise money to support the work of SSAFA Forces Help.
The charity aids servicemen and their families in times of need, and for the Royal British Legion.
Mr Wright from East Bierley added: “These aircraft are coming for nothing.
“I have no idea how much it is to fly one let alone seven.
“I have asked if there is still a chance to get a spit fire for the Battle of Britain flyby.
“If you don’t ask you never know.”
The Red Arrows are set to make an appearance on Sunday, June 24.