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RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day - News Release

RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day - News Release

AIR DAY DEBUT FOR SAUDI HAWKS

Air Day Debut for Saudi Hawks Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton is honoured and delighted to announce the Royal Saudi Air Force's Saudi Hawks' will be making their Air Day debut at this year's show on Saturday 23 June. It will be their second ever display given in this country. Equipped with six BAE Hawk Mk65s, this highly exotic international display team will begin a short UK goodwill tour at RNAS Yeovilton.

Their highly accomplished routine mixes formation loops and rolls with dynamic passes and, in the right weather conditions, includes a record-setting vertical palm tree split manoeuvre. As the Royal Saudi Air Force's official aerobatic team, the Saudi Hawks are painted in the national colours of green and white and their figures are accented by thick smoke trails. Like the Red Arrows, who will also be performing at the show, the Saudi Hawks use one of the world's best advanced jet trainers. First flown in 1974, the Hawk has since become a major UK defence export success story and, since forming in 1998, the Saudi Hawks have achieved their own considerable success.

BAE Hawks will be much in evidence at Air Day 2012: besides those of the Saudi Hawks and the Red Arrows, it's also planned for examples operated by FRADU to participate. Based at RNAS Culdrose, the FRADU (Fleet Requirements and Air Direction Unit) Hawks are tasked with carrying out simulation and training sorties for the Royal Navy and, as in previous years, it's expected there'll be examples involved in the show-closing Commando Assault finale.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of entertainment on the ground for all the family including side shows, educational interactive displays, funfair, vintage, classic and military vehicles, service demonstrations, military bands, picnic areas, helicopter pleasure flights, simulator rides, trade stands and much, much more.

Tickets are available online at www.royalnavy.mod.uk/yeovilton-airday or calling the Ticket Line 08445 781 781.

TICKETS			   	     ADVANCE		ON  THE DAY
Adult			     	      18	             23
Senior Citizens		     	      16	             23
Children (3-15 yrs inclusive)	      5	              8

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