Yeovilton Air Day 2017

Air Day 2017

Saturday 8th July

The annual Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day in Somerset will take place on Saturday 8 July. This popular ‘Fly Navy’ airshow will showcase the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm; its current and future capabilities and historic accomplishments.

The Air Station’s gates will be open to 40,000 visitors, just as they were 70 years ago, in 1947 at the first ever airshow at RNAS Yeovilton, providing the perfect opportunity to see our equipment and meet our personnel first hand.

Over five hours of amazing flying displays and an extensive static display will feature historic naval aircraft and their modern-day counterparts in spectacular role demonstrations.  UK and foreign military formation and solo display teams have also been invited to participate at the airshow. 

Alongside the magnificent 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.

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Ticket Information


Online: Click here
Phone: Call 0330 100 3656
Post: Download Booking Form
Over the CounterView list of ticket agents


  • Advance tickets available to order online or by phone until Monday 3 July.
  • Advance tickets available over the counter until Friday 7 July. Download full list of agents (PDF)
  • Children Under 5 years old do not require a ticket.
  • A £3 booking fee is applicable on all online, phone and postal transactions. This does not apply to over the counter transactions..
  • UK Armed Forces and Veterans can obtain a discount code through Sign up or log in to find the discount code. Enter the code during the online ticket booking process.
  • Calls charged as standard local rate or free as part of any inclusive minute bundles you have with your mobile or fixed line provider.
  • For overseas bookings please call +44 1271 335701 between 1st February and 2nd June. Please note that there are no ticket collection facilities at the venue.
  • Tickets are available to purchase at the gate however this facility may be withdrawn at any time should there be an unprecedented demand for tickets prior to the show.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

ADVANCE (1 Feb – 3 Jul)
Adult (16+): £22, Child (5-15yrs): £7
(Booking Fee £3 per transaction)

ON THE DAY (8 Jul)*
Adult (16+): £28, Child (5-15yrs): £10
* Subject to availability

Save £'s on groups of 12 persons or more.
Please call 0330 100 3656 or email

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 7 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.

Visitors will have access to a dedicated viewing enclosure along the crowdline between 10.30am and 3.00pm.

Terms and conditions apply*

Traders and Exhibitors

Commercial Opportunities

Caravan & Motorhome facility make a weekend of it! limited space is available for caravans and motorhomes


How to get to air day  Find all the information you need to get to Air Day by car, bus, coach, train or even by plane!

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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

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 enclose.

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

Enjoy Air Day in style with this exclusive hospitality enclosure for that very special treat or to develop business relationships.



display aircraft

2017 is set to be an exciting year for the Fleet Air Arm as it strives ever closer to becoming ‘Carrier Capable’ once again. The first Royal Navy aircraft is set to touch down on the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth, as she sets sail to begin sea trials.

Operational evaluation and testing of the F-35B Lightning multirole fighter continues apace whilst aircraft maintainers and handlers are busily getting accustomed to the new type.

At Air Day, you will be able to see first-hand how the Fleet Air Arm is shaping up for future global operations.

Over five hours of amazing flying displays and an extensive static display will feature historic naval aircraft and their modern-day counterparts in spectacular role demonstrations to acknowledge the Fleet Air Arm’s role in Protecting Our Nation’s Interests.  

UK and foreign military formation and solo display teams have also been invited to participate at the airshow.

Air Day 2017 participation list

Aircraft are subject to serviceability and operational commitments.


(Flying Display)

Raiders Parachute Display Team
Wildcat HM2 x 2 - Maritime Role Demo
Merlin HM2
Sea Fury T20 – Royal Navy Historic Flight (TBC)


(Static Display)

Wildcat HM2 x 2
Merlin HM2
Merlin HC3/i3
Sea King ASaC7
Avenger T1
Hawk T1
F-4K Phantom FG1
Sea Harrier FA2 x 2
Sea Fury FB11 – Royal Navy Historic Flight
Swordfish W5856 – Royal Navy Historic Flight
Swordfish LS326 – Royal Navy Historic Flight


(Flying Display)

Attack Helicopter Display Team - Apache AH1

(Static Display)

Apache AH1
Wildcat AH1
Defender AL2


(Flying Display)

Typhoon Display Team - Typhoon FGR4
Red Arrows Display Team - Hawk T1 x 9
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Spitfire
Battle of Britain memorial Flight - Hurricane
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Lancaster

(Static Display)

Typhoon FGR4
Tucano T1


(Flying Display)

Rafale M x 2 – French Navy
Atlantique II – French Navy
Patrouille Suisse F-5E Tiger II x 6 – Swiss Air Force 
F-16AM Fighting Falcon – Belgian Air Component
JAS 39C Gripen - Czech Air Force
L-159 ALCA x 2 - Czech Air Force
F-16AM Fighting Falcon – Royal Danish Air Force

(Static Display)

Lynx HAS4 – French Navy
L-159 ALCA - Czech Air Force
NH90 NFH – Royal Netherlands Navy
M-28B1B Bryza – Polish Navy
C-17A Globemaster III – United States Air Force
F-16AM Fighting Falcon – Belgian Air Component
F-16 BM Fighting Falcon – Royal Danish Air Force
Lynx Mk90B x 2 – Royal Danish Air Force
PC-9M – Irish Air Corps


(Flying Display)

MiG-15UTI – Norwegian Air Force Historical Flight
Whirlwind HAS10 – Liftwest

(Static Display)

Sea Venom FAW21 – Fleet Air Arm Museum
Sea King HAS5 – Fleet Air Arm Museum
Wessex HU5 – Fleet Air Arm Museum
Gazelle HT2 – The Gazelle Squadron
Chipmunk T10 - Private
Meteor T7 – Martin-Baker


(Flying Display)

Sopwith Triplane -  Great War Display Team
Avro 504K – Great War Display Team
RAF BE2c – Great War Display Team
RAF SE5a x 3 – Great War Display Team
Junkers CL1 x 2 – Great War Display Team
Fokker Dr1 x 2 – Great War Display Team
AT-6D Texan – Kennet Aviation

(Static Display)

Bristol Scout Type C – David Bremner
Auster AOP9 – Private
Reliant I – Private
AD-4NA Skyraider – Kennet Aviation


(Flying Display)

Extra 300L x 4 – Royal Jordanian Falcons Display Team
Pitts S-2S – Richard Goodwin

(Static Display)

Yak 52 x 2 – Private
Yak 18T - Private
Boredom Fighter - Private
F-35 Lightning II (Full Scale Model) – Lockheed Martin
A109E - QinetiQ



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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