Yeovilton Air Day 2018

Air Day 2017

Saturday 7th July

The annual Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day in Somerset will take place on Saturday 7 July 2018.  Up to 40,000 visitors are expected to visit the Royal Navy’s premier public event at the spiritual home of the Fleet Air Arm.

RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day will demonstrate the Maritime Capability and Air Power not only from the Royal Navy but also our sister services – the British Army and the Royal Air Force in their centenary year – and our NATO and European allies.  Our aim is to display, either flying or static, the world’s most capable pilots and their aircraft.  It is a fantastic opportunity to see some outstanding equipment and meet our professional personnel in a family-friendly environment.

Alongside the magnificent five hour flying display there will also be a huge array of ground attractions, from engineering fairs to the latest defence technology exhibitions, Service displays, trade stalls and arena displays. For the thrill seekers there will be simulators, fairground rides and helicopter pleasure flights to enjoy.

We look forward to welcoming you on board at the Royal Naval International Air Day on Saturday 7 July.

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Ticket Information


Online: Buy Now >> (Deadline has passed)
Phone: Call 0330 100 3656 (for ticket enquiries only)
Post: Download Booking Form (Deadline has passed)
Over the Counter: View list of ticket agents


  • Children Under 5 years old do not require a ticket.
  • Advance tickets will be available over the counter until Friday 6 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. Enter the code during the online ticket booking process.
  • A £3 booking fee is per transaction is applicable on all online, phone and postal orders for Advance priced tickets. This does not apply to 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  • Tickets are available to purchase at the gate however this facility may be withdrawn at any time should there be an unprecedented demand for tickets prior to the show.

Admission Prices

EARLYBIRD (1 Nov – 31 Jan)
£22 Adult £5 Child

ADVANCE (1 Feb – 3 July)
(available over the counter from participating ticket agents May - 6 July)
£24 Adult £7 Child

ON THE DAY (7 July)
£30 Adult £10 Child

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 on Friday 6 July 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

If you would like to get the lowdown for Air Day, you are just a couple of clicks away from discovering the hints and tips, directions, transport options, nearby accommodation ideas, general safety advice and more.

Click on the link below to download our Visitor Information Pack and get the most out of your visit to Air Day 2018.

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.

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.

Air Day Enclosures

Do you want something more from your Air Day experience?

There are three enclosure options to choose from to make your day even more special.  

Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Enjoy unobstructed views of all the action with our tiered seating enclosure.

Ideal for families, enthusiasts and veterans seeking an informal outdoor enclosure.

The ultimate VIP Air Day experience. Perfect for that special treat for family and friends or developing business relations.



display aircraft

The Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm has a distinguished history spanning over 100 years. This is destined to continue as the Royal Navy prepares for a new era in Carrier Strike capability with HMS Queen Elizabeth currently undertaking sea trials and the imminent arrival of the first operational F-35B Lightning II squadron to the UK.

RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day will demonstrate the Maritime Capability and Air Power not only from the Royal Navy but also our sister services – the British Army and the Royal Air Force in their centenary year – and our NATO and European allies. 

Our aim is to display some of the world’s most capable pilots and their aircraft during the amazing five hour flying display. On the ground, there will be plenty of opportunities to see some of this outstanding equipment up close and meet our professional personnel in a family-friendly environment.


Aircraft are subject to serviceability and operational commitments.


(Flying Display)

Wildcat HMA2
Wildcat HMA2 x 2 (Flypast)
Swordfish I – Royal Navy Historic Flight
Sea King ASaC7
Sea Fury T20 – Fly Navy Heritage Trust
Merlin HC3 x 2
Wildcat AH1 x 2
Hawk T1 x 2

(Static Display)

Wildcat HMA2 x 3
Avenger T1
Hawk T1
Merlin HM2 x 2
Merlin HC3/3A
Swordfish II – Royal Navy Historic Flight
Sea Fury FB11 – Royal Navy Historic Flight
F-4K Phantom FG1 – Royal Navy 
Harrier FA2 – Royal Navy


(Flying Display)

(Static Display)

Wildcat AH1 x 2


(Flying Display)

Typhoon FGR4
Hawk T1 x 9 – The Red Arrows Display Team
Chinook HC6A
Dakota III - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Spitfire x 2 - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

(Static Display)


(Flying Display)

Rafale M x 2 - French Navy
Atlantique 2 - French Navy CANCELLED
Falcon 50M - French Navy
CF-18 Hornet - Royal Canadian Air Force
JAS-39C Gripen - Czech Air Force
L-159 ALCA - Czech Air Force CANCELLED
F-16C Demo Team 'Zeus' - Hellenic Air Force
F-16AM Fighting Falcon – Royal Danish Air Force
F-16AM Fighting Falcon – Belgian Air Force
Extra EA330LX x 4 - Royal Jordanian Falcons

(Static Display)

NH90 Caiman - French Navy
Lynx HAS4 - French Navy
L-39ZA - Lithuanian Air Force
Mi-8 'Hip' - Lithuanian Air Force
CC-130J Hercules - Royal Canadian Air Force
KDC-10 Extender – Royal Netherlands Air Force
AS532U2 Cougar – Royal Netherlands Air Force 
NH90 NFH – Royal Netherlands Navy
C-17 Globemaster – United States Air Force
P-8A Poseidon – United States Navy
P-3C Orion - German Navy
C-130J-30 Hercules - Royal Norwegian Air Force CANCELLED
E-3 Sentry - NATO
Alouette III – Belgian Air Force
F-16BM Fighting Falcon – Royal Danish Air Force


(Flying Display)

MiG-15UTI - Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
Morane-Saulnier Paris - Armor Aéro Passion

Fouga Zéphyr - Association Zéphyr 28
Bristol 171 Sycamore – The Flying Bulls
Gazelle HT3 x 2 – The Gazelle Squadron

(Static Display)

Sea Hawk FGA6 – Fleet Air Arm Museum
Wasp HAS1 – Fleet Air Arm Museum
Sea King HAS5 – Fleet Air Arm Museum
Wessex V – Fleet Air Arm Museum
Auster AOP9 - Private
Auster AOP6 - Private
0-1A Bird Dog – Private
Sea Vixen FAW2 – Naval Aviation Ltd
Chipmunk T10 (WP903) - Private
Queen Bee (LF858) - Private
Yak-52 - Private
Wasp HAS1 - TerryMartin/Navy Wings
Gazelle HT2 – The Gazelle Squadron/Navy Wings
Whirlwind HAR10 – Historic Helicopters
Scout AH1 – Historic Army Aircraft Flight
Skeeter AOP12 – Historic Army Aircraft Flight
MeteorT7 x2 - Martin Baker


(Flying Display)

(Static Display)

Bristol Scout - David Bremner/Navy Wings
DH.82 Tiger Moth T8191 - Kevin Crumplin / Navy Wings
Anson C19 - BAE Systems


(Flying Display)

Pitts S-2S Muscle Biplane – Rich Goodwin
Bo-105C – The Flying Bulls

(Static Display)

Cessna 182 Amphibian
Pitts S-2S Biplane - Rich Goodwin
W-11 Boredom Fighter
G 120TP – QinetiQ
H125 – QinetiQ
Sea King HU5 – Heli Operations


Contact Us

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

Telephone: 0330 100 3654 
Fax: 01271 321 331



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