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Yeovilton Air Day will be a video montage on Facebook

Yeovilton Air Day 2014
Photo by Miranda Wood (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Just like the Bournemouth Air Festival, this year’s Royal Navy International Air Day at RNAS Yeovilton was cancelled due to the coronavirus.

This decision to cancel has been made as a prudent measure and in accordance with Government guidance on Covid-19. We are making sensible and proportionate adjustments to non-essential activity, these decisions are made on a case by case basis to minimise the impact of Covid-19.

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However, instead of having a physical air show at RNAS Yeovilton, the “event” will be streamed online, free-of-charge.

Yeovilton Air Day will be a digital experience this year, featuring the best footage from the past 20 years.

Aircraft you can expect to see will include the Royal Navy’s fleet, including the Sea Hawk, Sea Harrier, F35 Lightning and the Sea King. However, foreign aircraft will also have an appearance, such as the French Navy’s Super Etendards jets.

As the video stream will be a montage of past videos, the show will include retired aircraft, such as the loved and unusual Avro Vulcan bomber – an aircraft which was decommissioned in 2015.

The entire video experience will include comentary from pilots, operators and Royal Navy staff.

You can watch the video stream between 11:00 and 17:00 on Saturday 11th July on the The Royal Navy International Air Day Facebook page.

Here’s a video of last year’s event:

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