Thousands turn out to enjoy one of the West’s biggest events
Around 25,000 people descended on Yeovilton on Saturday for it’s famous air day. This year celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the first Lynx flight and it did not dissapoint. The changing weather could not quell the excitement of the crowds.
This one day show was jam packed with a full program of events, and we were kept entertained all day. The organisation and scheduling of this event was, as expected, orchestrated with military precision. As one air display finished, within minutes another started.
The display started with a Lynx 40th Anniversary flypast, and as the sound of the helicopters approaching grew, so did the excitement of the crowds.
Other highlights included the world famous Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows and a jaw dropping close formation flying display from the Sea Vixen and Avro Vulcan bomber. The F16 Fighting Falcon roared through the skies in an incredible display of raw jet power, in stark contrast to the classic Lancaster bomber. A firm favourite though was a naval role demo from the French Navy, featuring the Super Etendard and Rafale.
Yeovilton Air Day truly epitomises the phrase “fun for all the family”. This annual event is not to be missed. We are already looking forward to the 2012 Air Show already.
The Vu Team would like to take this opportunity to thank Ralph Patel and the team at AHA Events Ltd. for their kind hospitality.
Yeovilton Air Day in Pictures