YEOVILTON AIR DAY 2017

The annual event held by Royal Navy will offer over five hours of amazing flying displays and an extensive static display.

Commando Assault Demo at Yeovilton Air Day

The annual Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day in Somerset will take place on Saturday 8 July. This popular ‘Fly Navy’ airshow will showcase the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm; its current and future capabilities and historic accomplishments.

Over five hours of amazing flying displays and an extensive static display will feature historic naval aircraft and their modern-day counterparts in spectacular role demonstrations. UK and foreign military formation and solo display teams have also been invited to participate at the airshow.

2017 PARTICIPATION LIST

ROYAL NAVY

Raiders Parachute Display Team
Swordfish W5856 - Royal Navy Historic Flight

BRITISH ARMY

Attack Helicopter Display Team - Apache AH1
ROYAL AIR FORCE

Typhoon Display Team - Typhoon FGR4
Red Arrows Display Team - Hawk T1 x 9
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Spitfire
Battle of Britain memorial Flight - Hurricane
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Lancaster

FOREIGN MILITARY

Patrouille Suisse F-5E Tiger II x 6 - Swiss Air Force
F-16AM Fighting Falcon - Belgian Air Component
JAS 39C Gripen - Czech Air Force
L-159 ALCA x 2 - Czech Air Force

CLASSIC MILITARY & COLD WAR ERA

Sea Vixen FAW2 - Fly Navy Heritage Trust
MiG-15UTI - Norwegian Air Force Historical Flight

WARBIRDS

Sopwith Triplane - Great War Display Team
Avro 504K - Great War Display Team
RAF BE2c - Great War Display Team
RAF SE5a x 3 - Great War Display Team
Junkers CL1 x 2 - Great War Display Team
Fokker Dr1 x 2 - Great War Display Team
AD-4NA Skyraider - Kennet Aviation
CIVILIAN

Extra 300L x 4 - Royal Jordanian Falcons Display Team
Pitts S-2S - Richard Goodwin


ARRIVALS DAY - Friday 7 July

The Arrivals Day on Friday 7 July is your chance to view some of the aircraft that will be taking part in the flying and static displays arriving at RNAS Yeovilton in preparation for Air Day. Visitors will have access to a dedicated viewing enclosure along the crowdline between 10:30am and 3:00pm.

Entry Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

For safety reasons, enthusiasts must remain in the enclosure for the duration of their stay although access to your vehicle is permitted. Exit will be permitted from 2:30pm and visitors will be directed to leave the establishment at 3:00pm so that vital preparations for Air Day can be completed.

The static display or other areas of the airfield will not be available for viewing on this day.

A provisional programme listing aircraft movements will be issued on arrival. Please note this is subject to change due to weather, serviceability or operational commitments that are out of the hands of the organisers. There may be periods where there is little or no activity.

The wind direction will determine which runway is used and aircraft choosing to arrive from the west will be asked to taxi to the eastern end. It is solely at the discretion of the aircraft captain if they wish to accept this request.

Garden seating, toilets and pay-as-you-go refreshment facilities are available.

Tickets are priced at £13 in advance. Places will be limited and tickets are not available to purchase on the day.

Book your tickets for one or both events here

Source: Yeovilton International Air Day Official website
Photo Credit: Royal Navy

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