We have assembled a magnificent wealth of talent from across the globe, to make this day very special

Commodore Jon Pentreath OBE, Commanding Officer of RNAS Yeovilton

Amongst the many impressive displays, both static and flying, the crowds were bowled over by the Jordanian Falcons and amazed at the skill demonstrated by the Pitts Special who captivated with their acrobatic and spellbinding agility. 

The Pitts Special Pilot physically experiences in just eight minutes what a Formula one driver experiences in two hours of a Grand Prix! It’s like being in a tumble drier!

The Fleet Air Arm demonstrated their front line capability with displays from the Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force with the Wildcat and a final farewell to Yeovilton Air Days from the Lynx Mk 8 as the aircraft goes out of service in March 2017. 

The Black Cats team leader and pilot Lieutenant Commander Dave Lilly said on landing after thrilling the crowd, “This was a fantastic display for us showing what we can do with our Wildcats at our home base in front if our home crowd. It's a privilege to display to our community and show them what we can do.”

A magnificent display of aviation at its very best, celebrating the past present and future, left the crowds departing reluctantly for home, but happy and content following yet another superb show from the Royal Navy and Friends!

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