Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Impressive line-up of aircraft for this years The Royal Navy International Air Day in Yeovilton

Image Kevin Wills
The Royal Navy International Air Day will take place at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in Somerset on Saturday 13 July 2019.

RNAS Yeovilton, the spiritual home of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, will open their gates to up to 40,000 visitors to enjoy the magnificent five-hour flying display, meet our Armed Forces personnel and see their equipment up close.

There will also be a huge array of educational ground attractions from interactive Service displays to engineering fairs and state-of-the-art defence technology exhibitions. Families will also be able to enjoy trade stalls, arena displays, helicopter pleasure flights, simulators and fairground rides.

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. Some of the world’s most capable pilots and their aircraft, both in the air and on the ground will be on display.

There are already some rare and exciting aircraft confirmed for the Air Day. The Spanish Navy Harrier will be making their first Air Day appearance in 10 years to display some of the type’s legendary capabilities of, hovering, turning on the spot, flying backwards and sideways and landing vertically; the state-of-the-art multirole F-35B Lightning stealth fighter will bring a glimpse of future UK airpower to Air Day with two flypasts; watch the world’s only flying Westland Wessex HU5 and see the Red Arrows perform one of their last UK displays before they depart on their tour of North America. Unique to Air Day is the dramatic pyrotechnic-filled Commando Assault demonstration by Royal Marine troops and the Commando Helicopter Force.

Photo Paul Johnson

Aircraft are subject to serviceability and operational commitments.


(Flying Display)

Merlin HM2 - Maritime Role Demo

Wildcat HMA2 x 2 - Maritime Role Demo

Wildcat HMA2 - Black Cats Display Team

Merlin iHC3/4 x 4 - Commando Assault Demo

Hawk T1 x 2 - Commando Assault Demo

Wildcat HMA2 x 2 - Commando Assault Demo

(Static display)

Merlin HM2 x 2

Wildcat HMA2 x 3

Hawk T1

Avenger T1

(Flying Display)

Apache AH1 – Army Air Corps

(Static Display)

Apache AH1 - Army Air Corps


(Flying Display)

Hawk T1 x 9 – The Red Arrows

Typhoon FGR4

Lancaster – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Spitfire – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Hurricane – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

F-35B Lightning

(Static Display)

Tucano T1

(Flying Display)

L39ZA - Lithuanian Air Force

Extra 330LX x 4 Royal Jordanian Falcons - Royal Jordanian Air Force

F-16AM Fighting Falcon - Belgian Air Force

T-6A Texan II ‘Daedalus’ Demo Team – Hellenic Air Force

EAV-8B Harrier II Plus - Spanish Navy
(Static Display)

Mi-8 'Hip' - Lithuanian Air Force

C-27J Spartan - Lithuanian Air Force

P-3C Orion - German Navy

C-17A Globemaster III – United States Air Force

Alouette III – Belgian Air Force

EAV-8B Harrier II Plus - Spanish Navy

F/A-18E Super Hornet x 2 - US Navy


(Flying Display)

Wessex HU5 XT761 – Historic Helicopters

Strikemaster x 2 - Strikemaster Display

Wasp HAS1 (XT420) - Navy Wings Heritage Flight

Wasp HAS1 (XT787) - Westland Wasp Historic Flight

Br.1050 Alizé - Association Alizé Marine

CM.175 Zéphyr - Association Zéphyr 28

MS.760 Paris - Armor Aéro Passion

Beaver AL1 - Historic Army Aircraft Flight

Sioux AH1 - Historic Army Aircraft Flight

Scout AH1 - Historic Army Aircraft Flight

Auster AOP9 - Historic Army Aircraft Flight

(Static Display)

Meteor T7 x 2 – Martin Baker

Whirlwind - Historic Helicopters

Gazelle HT2 x 3 - Gazelle Squadron

Sea Hawk FGA6 - Fleet Air Arm Museum

Wasp HAS1 - Fleet Air Arm Museum

Sea King HAS5 - Fleet Air Arm Museum


(Flying Display)

Swordfish I – Navy Wings Heritage Flight

Sea Fury T20 - Navy Wings Heritage Flight

AT-6C Texan - Anglian War Birds

(Static Display)

Auster x 11 – Privately-owned

Nanchang CJ-6A – Privately-owned

L-3B Grasshopper - Privately-owned

O-1A Birddog - Privately-owned

Swordfish II – Navy Wings Heritage Flight

Sea Fury FB11 - Navy Wings Heritage Flight

Avro XIX - BAE Systems


Sea King HU5 - HeliOperations

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