The Royal Navy International Air Day

Royal Navy Air Day 

RNAS Yeovilton - Saturday 13th July 2019

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.

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Ticket Information

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Additional Information

  • Children Under 5 years old do not require a ticket.
  • Advance ticket booking deadline for online and phone is 8 July. Over the counter is 12 July.
  • UK Armed Forces and Veterans can obtain a discount code through the Defence Discount Service and Rewards for Forces. Sign up or log in to find the discount code which you enter during the online booking process.
  • A £3 booking fee per transaction is applicable on all online, phone and postal orders for advance priced tickets. This does not apply to tickets booked over the counter transactions.
  • Calls charged as standard local rate or free as part of any inclusive minute bundles you have with your mobile or fixed line provider.
  • Tickets are available to purchase at the gate however, this facility may be withdrawn at any time should there be an unprecedented demand for tickets prior to the show.


ADVANCE (1 Feb - 8 Jul)
Adult (16+): £28, Child (5-15yrs): £5
(Booking Fee £3 per transaction)

ON THE DAY (13 July)
Adult (16+): £35, Child (5-15yrs): £10

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.


Helicopter Pleasure Flights

Enjoy spectacular views of RNAS Yeovilton and surrounding areas during Air Day with an approximate 6 mile trip available from £35.

Advance booking will ensure Priority Fast Track reservation giving you time to enjoy the rest of the Air Day.

Please note helicopters are not military aircraft and pleasure flights are being sold separately by the operator Adventure 001.


The Arrivals Day 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.
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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

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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 limited and subject to availability.

Disabled Facilities

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

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

Please take time to read our Access Statement to understand what facilities and infrastructure is in place for Air Day.

Air Day Enclosures

Do you want something more from your Air Day experience? There are enclosure options to choose from to make your day even more special. Limited spaces available so book now.

Perfect for families and groups looking for a reserved space with outdoor seating and tables.


Let the flying displays entertain you in the lower tiers of our raised grandstand and enjoy clear views of the show. No telephoto lenses are permitted in these seats.

Ideal for enthusiasts and veterans seeking an informal outdoor enclosure.


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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.

This show has everything to keep the whole family entertained. There will be a vast range of showground attractions from the latest defence technology exhibitions, to trade stalls, arena displays, military bands and the chance to meet the pilots. For the thrill seekers, there will be simulators, fairground rides and helicopter pleasure flights to enjoy.


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


Contact Us

The Royal Navy International Air Day
AHA Events Ltd 
1, The Square 
North Devon EX32 8LS

Telephone: 0330 100 3654 
Fax: 01271 321 331



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