Yeovilton Air Day 'rewinds' 20 years for virtual show

Yeovilton Air Day 'rewinds' 20 years for virtual show

Published by George Sharpe at 12:01am 20th June 2020. (Updated at 1:02am 20th June 2020)

Yeovilton Air Day is going digital with 20 years of archive footage for this years show.

Instead of hosting the traditional fly-overs at RNAS Yeovilton, they're streaming the event online for free.

This year's show was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but will be replaced by an online stream of some of the best displays from the past 20 years.

It'll include appearances from Royal Navy aircraft past and present like the Sea Hawk, Sea Harrier, Sea king and F35 Lightning.

The rare and wonderful Vulcan bomber, now out of commission, will be amongst the footage shown. The last flying Avro Vulcan was retired in 2015.

There will also be foreign military fast jets such as the French Navy Super Etendards.

The day will include commentary from Royal Navy staff, display pilots and operators.

The stream's taking place between 11:00 and 17:00 on Saturday 11th July and can be seen live on the Royal Navy International Air Day Facebook page.