Rare Fighter and World’s First Civil Tiltrotor Join Air Day’s Anniversary Celebrations

Sea Hurricane - Shaun Schofield (Global Aviation Resource)Aircraft illustrating RNAS Yeovilton’s earliest days and Anglo-Italian helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland’s hi-tech future will underline Air Day’s two main anniversary themes.  Separated by decades of history, each type will have a starring role in Air Day’s five-plus hour flying display on Saturday 11 July. Exactly 75 years ago, on 18 June 1940, RNAS Yeovilton was commissioned as HMS Heron. Hawker Sea Hurricanes were among the first aircraft to be subsequently based here and a very rare surviving example is set to take part in the flying display at Air Day. Full story: Read more

815 Naval Air Squadron from RNAS Yeovilton help Ham Hill Rangers on Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day 2- 9 Mar 15A job that would have taken South Somerset District Council’s Countryside team almost a month to complete took just a day when personnel from 815 Naval Air Squadron at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton volunteered to help. 42 personnel from 815 Squadron helped Rangers at Ham Hill on Commonwealth Day, Monday 9 March 2015. They were tasked with removing 40 metres of dry stone walling on the flat fields at Ham Hill and digging some of the earth that had been moved against the wall over the years which had now started to threaten the walls stability. Full story: Read more