RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2018

PUBLISHED: 11:50 29 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:17 16 April 2018

Commando Assault at Air Day (c) Paul Johnson/Flightline UK

Commando Assault at Air Day (c) Paul Johnson/Flightline UK

Paul Johnson/Flightline UK

The annual Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day in Somerset will take place on Saturday July 7. Up to 40,000 visitors are expected to visit the Royal Navy’s premier public event at the spiritual home of the Fleet Air Arm

The Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day will showcase the Fleet Air Arm’s current and future capabilities and historic accomplishments spanning over 100 years. As one of the busiest military airfields in the UK and home to many aircraft operating in front-line Squadrons and training units, the Somerset air station’s gates will be open to an expected 40,000 visitors.

Crowds on Air Day (c) Kevin WillsCrowds on Air Day (c) Kevin Wills

The show will include over five hours of dazzling flying displays featuring fast jets, historic warbirds, helicopters, formation aerobatic display teams and role demonstrations enhanced by spectacular pyrotechnics and flares. Our aims are to display the world’s most capable pilots and their aircraft, both in the air and on the ground, and to provide an opportunity to see some magnificent equipment and meet our professional personnel in a family-friendly environment. In the Year of Engineering this is a great chance to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Aerobatic pilot Rich Goodwin (c) Kevin WillsAerobatic pilot Rich Goodwin (c) Kevin Wills

This show has everything to keep the whole family entertained. There will be a vast range of showground attractions from the latest defence technology exhibitions, engineering fairs and service displays to trade stalls, arena displays, military bands and the chance to meet pilots and even sit in the cockpit! For the thrill seekers, there will be simulators, fairground rides and helicopter pleasure flights to enjoy. Whether you are a first timer or a dedicated aviation enthusiast, the Air Day has something for everyone.

Swordfish (c) Tom HouquetSwordfish (c) Tom Houquet

See the full list of participating aircraft.

Click here to book tickets.

 

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