Win tickets to see spectacular displays at Yeovilton Air Day

PUBLISHED: 09:44 01 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:45 01 June 2017

RAf Red Arrows. Picture: Paul Johnson

RAf Red Arrows. Picture: Paul Johnson

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More than five hours of incredible flying from historic war planes, helicopters and formation display teams will take place at Yeovilton International Air Day in July, and you could win tickets.

Belgian Air Force F16.Belgian Air Force F16.

As many as 40,000 people are expected to flock to the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton’s International Air Day at the start of next month.

The event has been running for 70 years but it grows each year and is now known as one of Somerset’s go-to family events.

People will be able to meet Royal Navy personnel at the event and view its equipment firsthand.

There will be stalls, simulators, fairground rides, and military bands on the ground, while more adventurous people can take to the skies during helicopter rides from the base.

Czech Air Force JAS 39 Gripen.Czech Air Force JAS 39 Gripen.

Entertaining people from the skies will be the RAF’s Red Arrows, Typhoon and Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight, while foreign military participation will include displays from Belgian Air Force F-16, Czech Air Force Gripen and the Swiss Air Force national display team, The Patrouille Suisse.

RNAS Yeovilton – also known as HMS Heron – is one of the Navy’s two principal air stations, and is one of the busiest military airfields in the UK.

Some 4,400 personnel, service and civilians work on the base, which is near Yeovil, in Somerset, and covers 1,400 acres.

The air day will take place on July 8 and it will begin at 9am.

Tickets, priced £7-28, are available via or by calling 03301 003656 and on the door.

The Mercury has teamed up with Yeovilton International Air Day to offer five lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the air day.

To enter, simply answer the question below by 10am on June 9. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering, you agree to be contacted by representatives of Archant.

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