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Yeovilton Air Day 2009

Yeovilton Air Day 2009

RNAS Yeovilton will be celebrating 100 years of Naval Aviation at their annual Air Day on Saturday 11th July.  In 1909 the Admiralty placed its first order for a Naval Airship which at the time was a radical shift in military thinking that was to lead to the formation of the Royal Naval Air Service, later renamed the Fleet Air Arm.  This marked the beginnings of the formidable versatility and capability of Naval Air Power as we know it today.

An extensive flying and static display will take place to mark this significant milestone with rare naval aircraft such as the Swordfish, Sea Fury, Seafire and Sea Vixen, coming together with other vintage aircraft, historic warbirds and classic jets to evoke nostalgic memories of a century of Fleet Air Arm aviation.  Their modern counterparts such as the iconic Harrier and resident Lynx and Sea King squadrons will also demonstrate their capabilities currently used extensively around the world.

 
Mayfly
Swordfish with Ark Royal
Harriers