Yeovilton Air Day 2015

Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open its gates on Saturday 11th 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

EARLYBIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

BOOKING FEE WAIVED!

For a limited period only, discounted 'Earlybird' admission tickets and special packages are available with the £3 booking fee waived as well. The Earlybird offer is only available online until 31 January 2015 so book now to take advantage of this great saving.

How to Book

Online: BUY NOW
Phone: Available 1st February
Post: Available 1st February
Over the counter: Available 1st May


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Children Under 5 do not require a ticket.
  • Calls cost 5p per min from a BT landline.  Other providers and mobile phone call charges may vary.
  • Only admission tickets are available over the counter from Ticket Agents. Available until 5 July.
  • A separate fast-track entry system is available for advance ticket holders carrying no bags (hand bags acceptable).

admission Prices

EARLYBIRD (13 Nov - 31 Jan)
Adult (16+): £18, Child (5-15yrs):£5

ADVANCE (1 Feb - 10 Jul)
Adult (16+): £20, Child (5-15yrs): £6
(Booking Fee £3 per transaction)

ON THE DAY (11 July)
Adult (16+): £25, Child (5-15yrs):£12

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 £39.

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

Grandstand Enclosure

Enjoy unobstructed views of all the action with our tiered seating enclosure.
Prime crowdline location with garden picnic area and toilets.
A dedicated seat allocated for your exclusive use throughout the day.
Enclosure badge enables access throughout the day.
On-site parking, Air Day Admission Ticket and Souvenir Brochure included.
Spaces are limited and booking in advance only.
Advance price £55 per person.
Earlybird price £52 per person until 31 Jan.

Swordfish Enclosure

Relax and enjoy the Air Day in the informal surroundings of the Swordfish Enclosure; ideal for families, enthusiasts and veterans seeking a private outdoor enclosure.
Prime crowdline location with reserved garden seating and private toilets.
Pay-as-you-go refreshments and bar.
On-site parking, Air Day Admission Ticket and Souvenir Brochure included.
Spaces are limited and booking in advance only.
Advance price £70 per person.
Earlybird price £66 per person until 31 Jan.

Flightline Club Enclosure

Enjoy Air Day in style with this exclusive hospitality enclosure for that very special treat or business relationships.
Prime crowdline location with comfortable furnishings and VIP toilets.
Refreshments, champagne and canapés, two course lunch with fine wine and afternoon tea included.
Booking in advance only.
Advance price £160 per person.
Earlybird price £150 per person until 31 Jan.

Caravan and Motorhome facility Advance bookings no longer accepted. Please complete this form and bring on arrival with cash payment.

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0900 - 1700

Programme of Events

0800 - Car parks open
0900 - Gates  and Exhibtion/Trade Fair opens
0930-1030 - Aircraft late arrivals
1100-1630 - Flying displays
TBC - Arena Displays
1700 - Airfield Closes

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.

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.  

Celebrating 75 years of RNAS Yeovilton

Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton was commissioned as HMS Heron on 18 June 1940 and Air Day 2015 offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the Air Station’s 75th anniversary. 

Since the hectic days in 1940 RNAS Yeovilton has grown to become one of the busiest military airfields in the United Kingdom and is amongst the largest in Europe.

During the 1950’s Yeovilton squadrons were involved in the Korean War and Suez crisis operating Sea Furys, Sea Hawks and Sea Venoms.

In the 1960’s and 70’s the surrounding countryside reverberated to the sound of Sea Vixens and Phantoms.  In 1982, Yeovilton based Sea Harriers and Sea Kings played a key part in the Falklands Campaign and remained at the forefront of operations, including the Gulf War, Bosnia and Sierra Leone. 

Over five hours of flying displays and an extensive static display will feature historic and modern naval aircraft counterparts in spectacular role demonstrations to acknowledge the contribution by RNAS Yeovilton squadrons to Protect Our Nation’s Interests.

Photocall - 10th 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 10 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. 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, which will be open until 2030.

Please note this is subject to change due to weather, serviceability or operational commitments. 

Toilet and refreshment facilities are available.

Tickets priced at £18 in advance on the day.

Joint Photocall and Air Day packages are also available in advance.

Earlybird price £16 until 31 Jan

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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 2015 participation list

Aircraft are subject to serviceability and operational commitments.  

ROYAL NAVY

Flying Display

Ground Display

ROYAL AIR FORCE 

Flypast

Flying Display

Ground Display

BRITISH ARMY 

Flying Display

Ground Display

FOREIGN MILITARY 

Flying Display

Ground Display

CLASSIC MILITARY & COLD WAR ERA TYPES

Flying Display 

Ground Display

WARBIRDS 

Flying Display

Ground Display

CIVILIAN & INDUSTRY 

Flying Display

Ground Display

Gallery of Air Day 2014 participants below

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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