The Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day will take place on Saturday 7th July, to 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.

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.

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.

The fantastic line-up is becoming increasingly international with participants confirmed from all over Europe and further afield.  There are some extremely rare and eagerly anticipated flying performances planned such as the tremendously agile and extraordinary Flying Bulls Bo105 'heli-batics' display and making their air show debut will be the CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team from the Royal Canadian Air Force - one of the world’s most dynamic and powerful solo fast jet displays!

Whether you are a first-timer or a dedicated aviation enthusiast, the Royal Naval Air Station International Air Day has something for everyone.

A full list of participating aircraft and ticket information are available from https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/yeovilton-airday