WIN: Air day tickets up for grabs

PUBLISHED: 11:46 16 June 2011

Air day competition

Air day competition


RNAS Yeovilton will be celebrating 40 years since the first flight of the Lynx aircraft at this year's International Air Day on Saturday July 9.

Designed to meet a worldwide need for a small ship helicopter able to take the battle to the enemy, it undertook its maiden flight on March 21, 1971.

An extensive flying and static display will take place to mark this significant anniversary with historic aircraft coming together with their modern counterparts to highlight the role that RNAS Yeovilton Squadrons have played, and continue to play.

There are plenty of light-hearted fun packed displays as well courtesy of O’Brien’s Flying Circus and the barnstorming antics of the Breitling Wingwalkers.

The finale to the event will be the renowned Commando Assault Demonstration with plenty of pyrotechnics.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of entertainment on the ground for all the family including side shows, funfair, vintage, classic and military vehicles, service demonstrations, picnic areas, helicopter pleasure flights, simulator rides, trade stands and much more.

The Mercury has teamed up with RNAS Yeovilton to offer readers the chance of winning one of five pairs of tickets to its Air Day. To enter the competition simply answer the following question: What date was the maiden flight of the Lynx aircraft?

Send your answer on a postcard along with your name, address and telephone number, to RNAS Yeovilton Air Day competition, The NWeston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by 9am on June 24. Alternatively, click on the link on the top right-hand side of this page to enter. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

If you are unlucky not to win tickets are available from or the ticket line on 08445 781781.

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