Yeovilton Air Day 2014

Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open its gates on Saturday 26th July for the Royal Navy’s premier airshow. The Air Day, one of the Southwest’s largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground. Whether you’re a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned air show veteran, be prepared for an amazing experience!

The award-winning airshow attracts over 35,000 visitors, significant UK/Foreign military participation and support from the world’s leading aerospace companies. Air Day continues to build on its success having won Gold at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2013 and Bronze at the national Visit England Awards for Excellence 2013.

Over five hours of spectacular flying displays will include fast jets, historic warbirds, helicopters, formation display teams, aerobatics and will culminate with the world renowned Commando Assault Finale featuring troops, aircraft and pyrotechnics galore! 

If you’re looking for something extra from your Air Day experience then we have plenty of options for you to consider including, hospitality packages, grandstand seating, helicopter pleasure flights and the Photocall Day.

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Ticket Information

ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM AGENTS UNTIL 5PM FRIDAY 25 JULY!

How to Book

Over the Counter: List of agents
Phone: 08445 781 781
Online: No longer available
Post: No longer available

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Children Under 5 do not require a ticket.
  • Armed Forces & Veterans Concessionary Ticket Booking Form Deadline passed - no longer available
  • Calls cost 5p per min from a BT landline.  Other providers and mobile phone call charges may vary.
  • For overseas bookings please call + 44 1271 335701 before 26 June. Please note that there are no ticket collection facilities at the venue. Tickets are also available to purchase at the gate.
  • Only admission tickets are available over the counter from Ticket Agents. Available until 25 July.
  • A separate fast-track entry system is available for advance ticket holders carrying no bags (hand bags acceptable).

Yeovilton Airday Survey

We really hope you enjoyed your day out at the RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day.

We would appreciate your feedback on the event and hope that you will be able to give less than 5 minutes of your time to complete our online survey.

As a token of our appreciation we will enter your name into a prize draw to win a pair of Swordfish Enclosure tickets for next year’s show.  Many thanks. 

admission Prices

ON THE DAY (26 JUL)
Adult (16+): £25, Child (5-15yrs): £12

ADVANCE (1 Feb - 21 Jul)
Adult (16+): £20, Child (5-15yrs): £6
(There will be a £3 booking fee for advance tickets)

Follow the link below to book admission tickets or our Hospitality, Grandstand and Photocall packages.

Location RNAS Yeovilton

Yeovilton is 5 miles north of Yeovil, 38 miles south of Bristol, close to the A303 and A37, and within easy reach of the M5 from Junction 25.

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Helicopter Pleasure Flights

Enjoy spectacular views of RNAS Yeovilton and surrounding Areas during Air Day with 5 mile and 8 mile trips available from £35.

Advance booking will ensure Priority Fast Track reservation and  you will be entered into a draw to WIN A FLYING LESSON!

Please note helicopters are not military aircraft and are being sold and operated by Adventure 001

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Visitor Information

Make your Air Day experience as enjoyable as possible.

Take a few minutes to view our comprehensive visitor information section.

Details include hints and tips, disabled facilities, caravan sites, tourist information and much more.

Carrier Aviation

Air Day 2014 will follow the naming ceremony of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of the UK’s 21st Century Aircraft Carriers.  The carrier, a floating sovereign airfield, will enable the UK to project air power around the globe supporting tasks from humanitarian and disaster relief through to combat operations.

The Royal Navy has been at the core of ‘Carrier Aviation’ since inception and at Air Day 2014 aircraft, past and present, which operate from the sea will be on display.  Over five hours of flying displays will include UK/Foreign military and civilian display teams as well as the resident squadrons performing spectacular role demonstrations. The ground displays will showcase modern Royal Navy assets and equipment that support embarked aviation Protecting our Nation’s Interests.

The Air Station is one of the UK’s busiest military airfields and is notably home to the Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force, Commando Helicopter Force, Aviation Reconnaissance Force and the Royal Navy Historic Flight with its rare collection of naval aircraft.

Disabled Facilities

All visitors must purchase an admission ticket, there are no ticket concessions for disabled people or their carers.

A number of facilities are provided to make your visit more accessible and enjoyable including pre-booked mobility scooters and viewing enclosures.

Mobility aids viewing enclosure

A Mobility Aids Viewing Enclosure (MAVE) is situated along the crowdline, on hard-standing, approximately 400 metres from the Disabled Car Park.  

Access to the enclosure is free of charge and is restricted to those using mobility aids and ONE accompanying carer only.  Space is very limited and pre-booking is essential.  

Photocall - 25th July

Enthusiasts have the chance to drive onto the airfield and use one of the private enclosures situated on the Flight Line to view aircraft arrivals and display practices on the 25 July.

1st Entry Time:  0900-1000

2nd Entry Time: 1300-1400

3rd Entry Time: 1700-1730 

Enthusiasts must remain in the enclosure till early evening, when arrivals and display practices have been completed, for safety reasons. 

We envisage that this will be between 1830 and 1900 but ask that you are accommodating should times overrun.  

Air Day personnel will then direct you to the static aircraft areas (not including the Commando Helicopter line), which will be open until 2030.

Toilet and refreshment facilities are available.

Joint Photocall and Air Day packages are also available at a discounted rate if booked in advance.

Tickets priced at £18 in advance or £20 on the day

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Display Aircraft

There will be over 5 hours of extensive flying displays featuring civilian and military operated historic, classic and modern aircraft types.

Yeovilton based Commando Helicopter Force, Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force and Aviation Reconnaissance Force will demonstrate their capabilities during various role demonstrations including the famous Commando Assault Demonstration with plenty of pyrotechnics!  

Further UK and foreign military participants will provide fast jet displays, static aircraft, aerobatic display teams and joint flypasts.

Participants who have indicated their intention to attend the airshow will be announced here as they are confirmed. 

Please note that whilst an aircraft may be shown as confirmed the aircraft operator may withdraw the aircraft with little or no notice, without providing any reason. This is beyond the control of the Organisers.

Air Day 2014 participation list

Information correct as of 25 July.  Aircraft are subject to serviceability and operational commitments.  

ROYAL NAVY

Flying Display

Royal Navy Black Cats Display Team – Lynx HMA8 & Wildcat HM2
Royal Navy Historic Flight – Swordfish LS326
Royal Navy Historic Flight – Sea Fury FB11
Maritime Lynx Demo - Lynx HMA8 x 3
Merlin HM2
Sea King ASaC7
Commando Assault Demo – Sea King HC4 x TBC
Commando Assault Demo – Hawk T1 x 2
Royal Navy Raiders Parachute Display Team

Ground Display

Royal Navy Historic Flight – Swordfish W5856
Royal Navy Historic Flight – Sea Fury T20
Royal Navy Historic Flight – Chipmunk T10
Wildcat HM2 x multiple
Merlin HM1/2 x 3
Avenger T1
Hawk T1
Sea King HU5
Sea King HC4
Sea Harrier FA2 x 2
Sea Harrier T8
Tutor T1

ROYAL AIR FORCE 

Flypast

Typhoon FGR4/T3
Voyager KC2/3 (Cancelled)

Flying Display

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Spitfire
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hurricane IIc
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Dakota III
Chinook HC2

Ground Display

Merlin HC3/3A
Sea King HAR3A
C130J Hercules C4/C5 (Cancelled)
King Air B200
Tucano T1
Griffin HT1

BRITISH ARMY 

Flying Display

Lynx AH7
Commando Assault Demo - Wildcat AH1 x 2

Ground Display

Wildcat AH1
Army Air Corps Historic Aircraft Flight – Chipmunk T10
Squirrel HT1
Islander AL1

FOREIGN MILITARY 

Flying Display

Royal Jordanian Falcons Display Team – Extra 300L x 4
Swiss Air Force – F/A-18C Hornet
Belgian Air Component – F16 Fighting Falcon
Royal Danish Air Force Baby Blue Display Team – T17 Supporter x 4
Royal Netherlands Air Force Historic Flight - B-25J Mitchell
Belgian Air Force Red Devils Display Team – SIAI Marchetti SF260 x 4

Ground Display

German Navy – Do-228
Polish Navy – M28B Bryza
French Navy Rafale M x 2
French Navy Falcon 10MER
German Navy P-3C Orion
Italian Air Force HH-101A Ceasar

CLASSIC MILITARY & COLD WAR ERA TYPES

Flying Display 

Vulcan B2 – Vulcan To The Sky
Canberra PR9 – Mid Air Squadron
Hunter T7 – Mid Air Squadron
Sea Vixen FAW2 - DS Aviation (Cancelled)
Hunter F4 'Miss Demeanour' - Heritage Aviation

Ground Display

Gazelle HT3 – Gazelle Squadron
Gazelle AH1 – Gazelle Squadron
F-4K Phantom FG1
Hunter PR11 - Private
Wessex HU5 - Fleet Air Arm Museum
Wasp HAS1 - Fleet Air Arm Museum
Pembroke C1 - Private

WARBIRDS 

Flying Display

Seafire Mk XV11 – Kennet Aviation (Cancelled)
Sopwith Triplane – The Great War Display Team (Cancelled)
Fokker Dr1 Triplane – The Great War Display Team (Cancelled)
BE2c – The Great War Display Team (Cancelled)
SE5a x 2 – The Great War Display Team (Cancelled)
Junkers CL1 x 2 – The Great War Display Team (Cancelled)
Skyraider AD-4N Kennet Aviation
Catalina PBY-5A - Plane Sailing

Ground Display

Auster x 2 – Private
C-45 Expeditor – Skyblue Aero Services

CIVILIAN & INDUSTRY 

Flying Display

Yak 50/52 x 4 – The Yakovlevs Display Team
Pitts S-2S Muscle Biplane – Richard Goodwin

Ground Display

Yak 52 - Private
A109E - QinetiQ
Embraer ERJ 135 – BMI Regional
Stearman – Tracey Curtis-Taylor
Boredom Fighter Biplane - Private

Contact Us

RNAS Yeovilton Air Day
AHA Events Ltd 
Mayfair 
1, The Square 
Barnstaple 
North Devon EX32 8LS

Telephone: 08445 780 780 
Fax: 08445 780 401

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