We're absolutely delighted to welcome the Hornet Solo Display this year.

Commodore Jock Alexander RN

He continued, “We hope to announce further international participation details in the coming months.”

While the multirole-capable F/A-18 Hornet is essentially a naval aircraft used by the US Navy and US Marine Corps, some 30 examples equipping three squadrons of the Swiss Air Force are used for land based operations.

First flown in 1978, the widely-sold Hornet has an incredible top speed of 1,190 mph and is sure to be one of the stars of the show.

Tickets for Air Day can be ordered from www.royalnavy.mod.uk/yeovilton-airday at the discounted Earlybird rate with no booking fee until 31 January.