Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day

The annual Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day in Somerset will take place on Saturday 7th July 2018, and planning is well under way.

The event is the Royal Navy’s ‘premier public event’ and will take place at the home of the Fleet Air Arm where up to 40,000 visitors are expected.

RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day will demonstrate ‘maritime capability and air power’, not only from the Royal Navy but also its sister services – the British Army and the Royal Air Force in their centenary year.   

Alongside a five hour flying display there will also be a wide array of ground attractions, from engineering fairs to the latest defence technology exhibitions, trade stalls and arena displays.

For thrill seekers there will be simulators, fairground rides and helicopter pleasure flights to enjoy.

Commander Terry Tyack (Wings), Commander Air and Flying Display Director said: “Our aim is to display, either flying or static, the world’s most capable pilots and their aircraft from aerobatic display teams, combat jets, multi-engine transports and surveillance platforms to sophisticated rotary assets along with their historic counterparts. 

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to see some outstanding equipment and meet our professional personnel in a family-friendly environment”.

Air Day tickets will be available to order from 12pm on Wednesday 1st November 2017 at a discounted ‘Early bird’ rate.

Group travel organisers should keep an eye out for group booking information closer to the ticket release date.

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).

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Pictured: USAF C-17 Globemaster, Winners of the Best Static Display 2017. (Photo credit: Paul Johnson).