Archive for July, 2011

Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton Air Day 2011

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton Air Day 2011

 This year’s air day held Saturday 9th July was an extra special show to celebrate 40 years since the first flight of the Lynx Aircraft which made its maiden flight on 21st March 1971. An extensive flying and static display took place for all to see, aircraft included the Swordfish, Sea Fury, Sea Hawk and the mighty Vulcan! This was not all, other classic aircraft and their modern counterparts appeared highlighting their role that the Fleet Air Arm Squadrons have and continue to play.

 The day was filled with fantastic displays by each aircraft including a display by a glider, which before it was released attempted a world record for the number of rolls it could do whilst being towed! It did a total of 7, quite spectacular!

 The Red Arrows made an appearance; they are at most air shows but never disappoint and with the weather holding gave another tip top display!

 Last to perform was the Commando Assault finale … a real view of how it’s done very dramatic show of skill on the ground and in the air!


A definite for next years ‘air show’ diary! Highly recommend!