Air Day’s Special V- Jet Formation for Vulcan Farewell

Vulcan XH558 - VTTSThe Avro Vulcan’s final appearance at RNAS Yeovilton Air Day on Saturday 11 July will include a special ‘V-Jet Formation’ flypast. The famed ‘V-Bomber’ will be joined by Naval Aviation Ltd’s de Havilland Sea Vixen and the Norwegian Air Force Historical Flight’s two de Havilland Vampires to present a unique four-ship classic British jets flight. While the Vulcan and Sea Vixen’s joint flypasts were an outstanding highlight of Air Day 2011, the expanded formation will be a unique spectacle with the Sea Vixen leading the Vulcan with a Vampire on each wing. Full story: Read more

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