RNAS Yeovilton Air Show

The Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day will take place next year on 8th July in Somerset.

Planning is underway for the annual air show which will showcase the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm and its current abilities and historic accomplishments.

The air show will open its gates to 40,000 people, as it did in 1947 when the first air show took place at RNAS Yeovilton.

The show will give visitors the opportunity to see the equipment and meet personnel first hand to get a better understanding of how the air force works.

The event will host over five hours of flying displays and there will also be a static presentation that will feature a historic naval aircraft and its modern day counterparts. This demonstration is said to acknowledge the Fleet Air Arm’s role in Protecting Our Nation’s Interests.

A UK and foreign military formation and solo display team will also make an appearance at the show.

There will be an array of ground activity and attractions as well, from engineering fairs to defence technology exhibitions. 

Further highlights that groups can enjoy will include trade stalls and arena displays, along with simulators, a fairground and helicopter rides.

Early bird tickets will be available from 1st November.

More about RNAS Yeovilton 

RNAS Yeovilton is one of the Navy's two principal air bases, said to be one of the busiest military airfields in the UK. It is home to more than 100 aircrafts including the Fleet Air Arm Lynx and Commando Helicopter Force, plus vintage aircraft of the RN Historic Flight.

The base is located near Yeovil in Somerset and covers around 1,400 acres with the main airfield in Yeovilton itself and the satellite at Ilton (Merryfield). 

For more information visit www.royalnavy.mod.uk.