Air Day is off but…..
Yeovilton Air Day is one of the biggest live events in Somerset regularly attracting upwards of 40,000 visitors. This year it is, inevitably, cancelled. Which is a shame as there had been quite an impressive line up planned.
Without dwelling on the “might-have-beens” the organisers have come up with a spectacular plan B. This will involve a greatest hits of Air Day broadcast on 11th July just as the action was due to unfurl.
And the best bit is that unlike the real thing, this one is completely free….
Performances from the last 20 years will feature aircraft operated by the Royal Navy, past and present such as the Sea Hawk, Sea Harrier, Sea King and F-35 Lightning. There’ll be foreign military fast jets such as French Navy Super Etendards and Polish Air Force MiG-29; and some rare and wonderful participants like the Vulcan bomber, South African Airways 747 and the huge Antonov An-124.
As well as the display footage, there will be commentary from Royal Navy personnel, display pilots and operators. Get ready to turn up the volume and enjoy ‘Air Day – Rewind’ with the best acts of the last two decades and a few surprise displays from the mid-90’s all from the comfort of your own home.
You can join the Royal Navy International Air Day live stream Saturday 11 July from 11:00 to 17:00 on the Royal Navy International Air Day Facebook page and various other platforms: