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  • 8 July 2014

    Royal UK Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open its gates on Saturday 26th July for the Royal Navy’s premier airshow.   The Air Day, one of the Southwest’s largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day with thrilling flying displays. The award-winning airshow attracts over 35,000 visitors, significant UK/Foreign military participation and support […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Training & Education

    Blue skies and glorious sunshine set off a glittering line up for International Air Day at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton.   For the second year running temperatures soared at the Royal Navy’s Premier Air Day as thousands enjoyed an annual banquet of aviation. Bathed in the sunshine crowds at Air Day saw aircraft […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Rafale multirole fighters from the French Navy will represent the sharp end of ‘Carrier Aviation’ at RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day on 26 July.   Two Rafale Ms will be part of the event’s static display, joined by a Falcon 10 transport and communications aircraft in the French Navy’s only UK airshow appearance of this […]

  • 28 June 2016

    Everything is ready for the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton International Air Day 2016 to take to the skies on Saturday, July 2. In its seventieth anniversary (the first event was staged in 1947), Air Day is one of the Royal Navy’s premier annual events and among the South West’s key single-day shows, attracting up to […]

  • 20 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Award-winning Yeovilton Air Day – the main public showcase for naval aviation in 2012 – has been officially launched in Somerset, with this year’s event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Falklands. The show, which takes place on Saturday June 23, is one of the largest one-day events in the South-west, and returns this summer […]

  • 3 May 2012
    Training & Education

    An aircraft at the cutting edge of naval airpower will return to RNAS Yeovilton for its annual Air Day on 23 June. Living up to its name, the Dassault Rafale (‘Squall’, or ‘Hurricane’) will tear through the skies over this key Royal Naval Air Station. The Dassault Rafale M is the French Navy’s most modern […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air-power demonstration.   The operation was conducted on May 31 in the Pacific Ocean. Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are in the […]

  • 24 April 2012

    The participation of the mighty Avro Vulcan B2 XH558 in Air Day 2012 is an integral part of the show’s commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands Campaign. Only recently pressed into service, the Royal Navy’s Sea Harrier FRS1s spearheaded the strike force sent by the UK armed forces to the South Atlantic region […]

  • 10 July 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The British Navy has begun training the first aircrew to fly its next-generation helicopter, the Wildcat. Five Fleet Air Arm pilots and observers are undergoing conversion training at the new Wildcat Training Centre in RNAS Yeovilton right now with the helicopter, successor to the fabled Lynx, just 18 months from front-line service. From the beginning […]

  • 15 July 2015

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 fires flares near the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air power demonstration. The operation was conducted on July 11 in the Pacific Ocean. Carl Vinson hosts more than 2,000 family members and friends to […]

  • 22 July 2014

    The world’s last remaining flying Avro Vulcan bomber has landed at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in Somerset.   The aircraft (XH558) will fly as part of RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2014 which takes place this Saturday the 26th July 2014. Avro Vulcan XH558 “The Spirit of Great Britain” is the only airworthy […]

  • 7 October 2014

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrives in Guam for a scheduled port visit. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. [mappress] Press […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The first of the Royal Marines’ upgraded Mk4 Merlin helicopters recently visited its future home at Yeovilton air base for refueling. The second-generation battlefield Merlin, factory model MLSP 1, tail number ZJ122, made the debut as the air station prepared for its annual air day on July 8. The helicopter was originally a khaki green Merlin […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Irish Air Corps catches on camera a spectacular view from their plane while bringing a special passenger home from London on an air ambulance on February 21.   [mappress] Naval Today Staff, February 24, 2014; Image: Irish Air Corps

  • 24 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy announced that the Sea Fury is returning to air shows this summer, three years after it narrowly escaped destruction at Culdrose in 2014. The Navy’s last piston-engined fighter came down during Air Day in 2014 when its engine packed up mid-display, forcing pilot Lieutenant Commander Chris Götke to make an emergency landing. […]

  • 21 August 2014

    Fleet Air Arm historians are asking for donations to get the UK Navy’s last propeller-driven fighter in the skies again following its emergency landing at Culdrose last month.   The vintage Sea Fury skidded to a halt on the grass after pilot Lt Cdr Chris ‘Goaty’ Götke brought her down rapidly after the aircraft began […]

  • 18 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s No.1 helicopter display team, the Black Cats, are ready to perform for the Diamond Jubilee air show season after the head of the Fleet Air Arm approved their display. The two Lynx – instantly recognisable thanks to the distinctive cat emblems painted on their fuselage – will perform at more than a dozen […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville joined with Royal Australian Navy (RAN) 725 Squadron April 25 to commemorate ANZAC Day, the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War 1. “In 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) formed part of the allied […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Air Facility Misawa Sailors completed their participation April 26 in Around the World in 30 Days (AW30D), a month-long fitness program created by NAF Misawa Sailors and designed to promote physical readiness, proper nutrition and alcohol awareness. The program utilized a mileage charting system to record individual and overall departmental progress throughout the past […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, closed the 2015 Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition during a luncheon held at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center April 15. Mabus spoke on many aspects including innovation and making changes in how the Navy operates. For 50 years the Navy League, through Sea-Air-Space, has showcased new concepts […]

  • 6 February 2012
    Training & Education

      Two U.S. Sailors got underway with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy aboard ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG 991) for two days of Air Intercept Control (AIC) live-training evolutions in the East Sea, Jan. 31. Nine ROK Navy controllers who have been through the Navy AIC course in San Diego participated in the evolution. […]

  • 12 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Last week 10 students from Birmingham University Royal Navy Unit made the 50 mile journey to RAF Shawbury for a flying afternoon. To complicate matters, this was to take up an invitation from a Navy Lieutenant helicopter instructor (Lt Ben Brazenell) with an Army Squadron (660 Army Air Corp Squadron) at the Defence Helicopter Flying […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) welcomed more than 1,700 “honorary Sailors” for a friends and family cruise, Aug. 24. The day-long cruise showcased George Washington’s warfighting capabilities and their Sailors’ day-to-day lives underway. “This is comparable to bring your kids to work day,” said Momoyo Harris, George Washington’s Morale […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian aircraft, ships and personnel have completed a 10-day exercise in Malaysia to strengthen ties between Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Exercise Bersama Shield 15 (BS15) is an annual Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) Field Training Exercise conducted in Singapore, Malaysia and the South China Sea from May 8 to 18, 2015. […]

  • 29 April 2015

    The Australian Navy’s newest ship, HMAS Canberra was the hottest ticket in town when she opened her gangway to the public in Hobart on the Anzac Day weekend. During the open day, 6,120 people worked their way around the 27,500 tonne, 230 metre long warship, viewing aircraft on the flight deck, the medical facilities and […]

  • 9 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Navy Fest, the annual fair associated with Navy Day celebrations began at the Naval Base Kochi on 08 Dec 11, with the formal inauguration by Vice Admiral KN Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Naval Command.   The fair which is scheduled to conclude on 11th December, would be open for visitors from 10 […]

  • 30 October 2014

    Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville (Jax) hosted an air show featuring the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, and 13 other military and civilian aviation acts at its airfield, Oct. 24-26. The air show broke previous NAS Jax air show attendance records with more than 297,000 people and 2,100 boaters […]

  • 23 August 2018

    Film crews from Paramount and Bruckheimer Films are aboard the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln this week shooting footage for the sequel to the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun, the navy has confirmed. Naval Air Force Atlantic spokesperson Cmdr. Dave Hecht confirmed this saying that no actors are aboard, adding that the film crew will be shooting […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Air Force personnel completed two weeks of training at Naval Station Norfolk’s Air Terminal, July 25.   Patriot Partner 2014 (PP 14) is a training opportunity that demonstrates the joint capability of Air Force Reserve aerial ports along with Navy air terminal units to test and satisfy their wartime tasking requirements […]