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Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

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RNAS Yeovilton Air Day.

RNAS Yeovilton History
Yeovilton was commisioned in 1939 as HMS Heron. During the Second World War it was used as a fighter training school for the FAA (Fleet Air Arm), and as an occasional shore base for disembarked frontline squadrons. Aircraft seen here during World War 2 include the Master, Roc, Sea Gladiator, Sea Hurricane, Spitfire, Fulmar, Martlet, and Firefly.

After the War, Yeovilton expanded considerably when it became shore base for the fleet's all-weather fighters with the Sea Vixen and later the Phantom. In 1972, Yeovilton's involvement with fixed-winged aviation came to a temporary close with the only resident aircraft based here being a number of Commando helicopter squadrons. However in 1979 the first STOVL (Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing) Sea Harrier FRS1 aircraft arrived at Yeovilton together with Sea King Commando helicopters.

The Sea Harrier FRS.1 was replaced by the much improved Sea Harrier FA2 in 1993 which was eventually withdrawn from service in 2006. The Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and the Royal Air Force then shared the Harrier GR9, which was based at RAF Cottesmore, until all Harrier operations ceased in 2010 after the Strategic Defence and Security Review. The Harrier is to be replaced by the F-35B 'Lightning II' Joint Strike Fighter which will operate from the new Queen Elizabeth class carriers from 2018. The RAF and Fleet Air Arm will share these aircraft which will be based at RAF Marham or deployed on the carriers and operated by Fleet Air Arm & RAF pilots.

Today, RNAS Yeovilton is home to the Lynx HMA.8 (Operational on Frigates and Destroyers), Wildcat HMA.2 , Merlin HC.3 (Royal Marines Commando Support) and the Wildcat AH.1. (Royal Marines Commando Support). In October 2015, the Army's Wildcat AH.1 was merged with Yeovilton's Wildcats so that the 62 UK military Wildcats on order will all operate from RNAS Yeovilton. It is also home to 'A' Flight with the Hawk T.1, 727 Naval Air Squadron with the Tutor T.1, and the Royal Navy Historic Flight.

The Royal Navy Historic Flight (RNHF) was established at RNAS Yeovilton in 1972 and became the home for a number of aircraft that had been donated to the Royal Navy over more than a decade. The RNHF consists of the Fairey Swordfish, Hawker Sea Fury, Sea Hawk, and Chipmunk T.10. More information on the RNHF can be found here.

In 2019, the 'RNAS Yeoviton International Air Day' was renamed the 'Royal Navy International Air Day'. As the RNAS Culdrose Air Day saw its last show in 2016 then Yeovilton renamed their airshow to reflect that it was now the only Royal Navy Airshow.
Arrivals Day - Friday 12 July 2019

The Arrivals Day on 12 July 2019 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 and the grandstand along the crowdline between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

Entry Time: 9:30am to 11:00am

Tickets are priced at £15 in advance. Places will be limited and tickets are not available to purchase on the day.

Arrivals Day information.

Royal Navy International Air Day 2019
RNAS Yeovilton Air Day.

The Royal Navy International Air Day takes place at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset which is home to the Fleet Air Arm's helicopters that deploy aboard the Royal Navy's ships.

Formerly called the 'RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day', it has changed its name to the 'Royal Navy International Air Day' as it is now the only Royal Navy airshow with the cancellation of the RNAS Culdrose Air Day.

There is also a Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton which has a collection of about 60 different historic aircraft as well as the Royal Navy Historic flight.

Yeovilton hosts a popular Air Day in July which attracts about 35,000 visitors, and includes significant UK/Foreign military participation and support from the world's leading aerospace companies.

The flying display includes over five hours of spectacular flying displays with fast jets, historic warbirds, helicopters, formation display teams, aerobatics and culminates with the world renowned Commando Assault Finale featuring troops, aircraft and pyrotechnics galore!

Royal Navy International Air Day 2019:

13 July - Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Royal Navy International Air Day 2019:

13 July - Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Participating aircraft:
(F)=Flying Display, (S)=Static Display

Royal Navy
Merlin HM2 - Maritime Role Demo (F)
Wildcat HMA2 x 2 - Maritime Role Demo (F)
Wildcat HMA2 - Black Cats Display Team (F)
Merlin HC3i/4 x 4 - Commando Assault Demo (F)
Hawk T1 x 2 - Commando Assault Demo (F)
Wildcat HMA2 x 2 - Commando Assault Demo (F)
Merlin HM2 x 2 (S)
Wildcat HMA2 x 3 (S)
Hawk T1 (S)
Avenger T1 (S)

British Army
Apache AH1 - Army Air Corps (F)
Apache AH1 - Army Air Corps (S)

Royal Air Force
Red Arrows (F)
Typhoon FGR4 (F)
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane (F)
F-35B Lightning II (F)
Tucano T1 (F)
Tucano T1 (S)

Foreign Military
Royal Jordanian Falcons (F)
F-16AM Fighting Falcon - Belgian Air Force (F)
T-6A Texan II 'Daedalus' Team - Hellenic Air Force (F)
EAV-8B Harrier II Plus - Spanish Navy (F)
EAV-8B Harrier II Plus - Spanish Navy (S)
C-27J Spartan - Lithuanian Air Force (S)
P-3C Orion - German Navy (S)
C-17A Globemaster III - United States Air Force (S)
Alouette III - Belgian Air Force (S)
EC135 - Irish Air Corps (S)
CP-140 Aurora - Royal Canadian Air Force (S)
CC-130J Hercules - Royal Canadian Air Force (Flypast)
P180M Avanti - Italian Navy (S)
P-72A - Italian Air Force (S)
C-130J-30 Hercules - Qatar Emiri Air Force (S)
C-17A Globemaster III - Qatar Emiri Air Force (S)

Classic Jets & Cold War Types
Wessex HU5 XT761 - Historic Helicopters (F)
Strikemaster x 2 - Strikemaster Display (F)
Wasp HAS1 (XT420) - Navy Wings Heritage Flight (F)
Wasp HAS1 (XT787) - Westland Wasp Historic Flight (F)
Br.1050 Alize - Association Alize Marine (F)
CM.175 Zephyr - Association Zephyr 28 (F)
MS.760 Paris - Armor Aero Passion (F)
Beaver AL1 - Historic Army Aircraft Flight (F)
Sioux AH1 - Historic Army Aircraft Flight (F)
Scout AH1 - Historic Army Aircraft Flight (F)
Auster AOP9 - Historic Army Aircraft Flight (F)
Meteor T7 x 2 - Martin Baker (S)
Whirlwind - Historic Helicopters (S)
Gazelle HT2 x 3 - Gazelle Squadron (S)
Sea Hawk FGA6 - Fleet Air Arm Museum (S)
Wasp HAS1 - Fleet Air Arm Museum (S)
Sea King HAS5 - Fleet Air Arm Museum (S)
Hunter F58A - Hawker Hunter Aviation (S)
Sea Harrier FA2 - Royal Navy (S)
F-4K Phantom FG1 - Royal Navy (S)
Sea Vixen FAW2 - Navy Wings (S)

Vintage & Warbirds
Swordfish I - Navy Wings Heritage Flight (F)
Sea Fury T20 - Navy Wings Heritage Flight (F)
AT-6C Texan - Anglian War Birds (F)
Auster x 11 - Privately-owned (S)
Nanchang CJ-6A - Privately-owned (S)
L-3B Grasshopper - Privately-owned (S)
O-1A Birddog - Privately-owned (S)
Swordfish II - Navy Wings Heritage Flight (S)
Sea Fury FB11 - Navy Wings Heritage Flight (S)
Avro XIX - BAE Systems (S)
Reliant I - Private (S)
Bristol Scout - Private (S)

'Jet Man' - Gravity Industries (F)
Pitts S-2S Muscle Biplane - Rich Goodwin (F)
The Blades Display Team (F)
Sea King HU5 - HeliOperations (S)

Commando Assault Finale
This year's Commando Assault Finale will include four of CHF's Merlin transport helicopters that support Royal Marines operations worldwide, a pair of Hawk T1 jet trainers from No 736 NAS - the Royal Navy's Aggressor Squadron and a pair of maritime Wildcats. These fixed and rotary-winged assets will combine with Royal Marine Commandos, all-terrain vehicles and artillery with bursts of pyrotechnics. The set piece capability demonstration will culminate in the jaw-dropping Wall of Fire to give Air Day the most epic of endings.

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RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2019 Tickets:
Please check with official RNAS Yeovilton Air Day website for ticket prices and booking.

Press Releases 2019:

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Date Confirmed for the Royal Navy International Air Day at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton...

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Flying Schedule
Wessex/Wasp x2/Merlin/Wildcat x2 Opening Flypast
Strikemaster Duo
Paris, Zephyr & Alize
T-6 Texan
RCAF CC-130J Flypast(s)
AAC Apache
Spanish EAV-8B
Jet Man
RAF Tucano
Belgian F-16
AACHF Sioux, Scout, Beaver & Auster
RN Black Cats
Pitts S-2S Special "Muscle Biplane"
RNHF Sea Fury
RAF Typhoon
Greek T-6A
Wildcat x2 & Merlin HM.2 (Maritime Role Demo)
Red Arrows
The Blades
Commando Assault

Red Arrows Schedule & Times

Saturday 13 July - 3.10pm.

Red Arrows Schedule 2019.
BBMF Schedule & Times

Saturday 13th July - 3.55pm.

BBMF Schedule 2019.
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