RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2012
The show was blessed with clear air and some dramatic clouds, ideal for video and the show line-up did not disappoint with the regular stars like the Red Arrows and Spitfire joined by the Saudi Hawks display team making their Yeovilton debut.
Lots of Navy history was on show; the legendary Swordfish, pinnacle of piston-power Sea Fury and the Vampire – first jet to land on an aircraft carrier. British aerobatics champion Gerald Cooper stunned everyone with his new Sbach and the Russian giant Antonov An-124 transport made a rare airshow appearance.
The show highlight is always the explosive airfield assualt with wave after wave of Royal Marine’s Sea King helicopters joined this year by an Army Apache. The RAF, not to be outdone, attacked with Tornado bombers – cue even more explosions!
The programme includes all the flying action recorded in high definition with powerful telephoto lenses and we take you on board with in-cockpit minicams in the Sea Fury, Hunter, P40 and embedded with the assault troops.