Date: Saturday 26th July 2014
Distance from The Dove: 33 miles (45 minutes)
About the Show:
The Air Day is one of the Southwest’s largest one day events and will offer an action-packed day out for all the family, with thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground.
The event will follow the naming ceremony of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of the UK’s 21st Century Aircraft Carriers. The carrier, a floating sovereign airfield, will enable the UK to project air power around the globe supporting tasks from humanitarian and disaster relief through to combat operations.
The Royal Navy has been at the core of ‘Carrier Aviation’ since inception and at Air Day 2014 aircraft, past and present, which operate from the sea will be on display. There will be over five hours of spectacular flying displays, which will include fast jets, historic warbirds, helicopters, formation display teams, aerobatics and will culminate with the world renowned Commando Assault Finale featuring troops, aircraft and pyrotechnics galore! The ground displays will showcase modern Royal Navy assets and equipment that support embarked aviation Protecting our Nation’s Interests
The Air Station is one of the UK’s busiest military airfields and is notably home to the Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force, Commando Helicopter Force, Aviation Reconnaissance Force and the Royal Navy Historic Flight with its rare collection of naval aircraft.
Guest add extra’s their Air Day experience such as hospitality packages, grandstand seating and helicopter pleasure flights.