Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

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Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Fri 21 Sep 2018, 8:43 am

Date confirmed as 13th July 2019! :yahoo:

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Fri 21 Sep 2018, 10:17 am

I see it's being billed as the Royal Navy International Air Day, I'll therefore ask a really stupid question, is it actually being held at Yeovilton? :cuppa:

Only I heard a whisper, or read somewhere, about Yeovilton getting a runway resurfacing or something such nonsense? Therefore, Culdrose? :wink:

FB :biggrin:

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Fri 21 Sep 2018, 10:39 am

Finningley Boy wrote:I see it's being billed as the Royal Navy International Air Day, I'll therefore ask a really stupid question, is it actually being held at Yeovilton? :cuppa:

Only I heard a whisper, or read somewhere, about Yeovilton getting a runway resurfacing or something such nonsense? Therefore, Culdrose? :wink:

FB :biggrin:


Email, received this morning, states the Air Day is being held at RNAS Yeovilton in 2019.

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Fri 21 Sep 2018, 12:34 pm

"The subtle but significant name change reflects this but also our aspiration to build on the growing reputation of the airshow by attracting further participation by foreign naval air arms and maritime aircraft."

I mean, it's already pretty much right up there on that front, so they must be really bold!

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Fri 21 Sep 2018, 1:08 pm

Surely that's the Indian Navy Mig-29Ks all but confirmed?

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Sat 22 Sep 2018, 8:48 am

Seeing as Culdrose airdays seem to have been all but abandoned (a most unfortunate and regrettable change in policy) perhaps the overall title of this thread should change?

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Sat 22 Sep 2018, 6:20 pm

So what's the betting this clashes with Legends?

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Sat 22 Sep 2018, 7:08 pm

boff180 wrote:So what's the betting this clashes with Legends?

100% it will clash so yeovilton Saturday legends Sunday by the look of it.

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Tue 25 Sep 2018, 1:28 pm

Wissam24 wrote:"The subtle but significant name change reflects this but also our aspiration to build on the growing reputation of the airshow by attracting further participation by foreign naval air arms and maritime aircraft."

I mean, it's already pretty much right up there on that front, so they must be really bold!



Good grief, trying to become the excellent airshow it was from the 70s to the 90s, what a crazy idea! :dizzy:

Can they not see the market leader that Farnborough is and go for the seaside line up at £50 a head, huge gaps in the display and shuttle buses in. Fools.

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Tue 25 Sep 2018, 1:38 pm

They just don't *get* airshows

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Tue 25 Sep 2018, 7:30 pm

Tom105 wrote:
boff180 wrote:So what's the betting this clashes with Legends?

100% it will clash...

I wasn't aware that any official announcement has been made regarding Flying Legends 2019.

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Tue 25 Sep 2018, 10:50 pm

Mike wrote:
Tom105 wrote:
boff180 wrote:So what's the betting this clashes with Legends?

100% it will clash...

I wasn't aware that any official announcement has been made regarding Flying Legends 2019.

But legends has been on the second weekend in July for years so it is quite likely

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Wed 26 Sep 2018, 9:39 pm

Not sure if Yeovilton/RNIAD do themes, but a '100 years of Eric Brown' event featuring aircraft that he flew would offer an interesting and diverse Navy-heavy display which charts some quite considerable evolutionary jumps in aviation history. Looking through the rather expansive list, there's plenty to choose from and quite a number of said aircraft are either quite achievable or already on the display circuit, so not in the realms of fantasy.

That said, I'm fully expecting the National Air and Space Museum's Arado 234B to be on static display :grin:

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Thu 11 Oct 2018, 11:24 am

Hammy wrote:Not sure if Yeovilton/RNIAD do themes, but a '100 years of Eric Brown' event featuring aircraft that he flew would offer an interesting and diverse Navy-heavy display which charts some quite considerable evolutionary jumps in aviation history.


Or, put more simply, 'aircraft'...

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Sun 21 Oct 2018, 7:16 pm

Tom105 wrote:
boff180 wrote:So what's the betting this clashes with Legends?

100% it will clash so yeovilton Saturday legends Sunday by the look of it.


That's my plan too

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Thu 25 Oct 2018, 10:02 am

I went to Yeovilton this year for the first time in quite a few years. Have to say that I was really quite disappointed, it was not the show of fond memory. I won't be going again.

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Thu 25 Oct 2018, 11:56 am

AlexC wrote:I went to Yeovilton this year for the first time in quite a few years. Have to say that I was really quite disappointed, it was not the show of fond memory. I won't be going again.


I went for the first time this year (regular RIAT attendee) and for £20 odd thought it was an excellent show!

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Fri 26 Oct 2018, 7:56 am

AlexC wrote:I went to Yeovilton this year for the first time in quite a few years. Have to say that I was really quite disappointed, it was not the show of fond memory. I won't be going again.


That's interesting Alex. I haven't been to Yeovilton for years and years, mainly because of the fixture congestion at that time of year if I'm honest, but looking at it from afar it looks very appealing, with strong line ups. In what way were you disappointed?

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Sat 27 Oct 2018, 7:20 am

AlexC wrote:I went to Yeovilton this year for the first time in quite a few years. Have to say that I was really quite disappointed, it was not the show of fond memory. I won't be going again.


Your expectations are too high if this was the case.

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Sun 28 Oct 2018, 10:18 pm

AlexC wrote:I went to Yeovilton this year for the first time in quite a few years. Have to say that I was really quite disappointed, it was not the show of fond memory. I won't be going again.

Went for the first time this year and had a great day. 300 mile round trip too. The weather definitely helped but thought it was a great day.

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Thu 01 Nov 2018, 12:36 pm

Tickets have gone on sale today. It is interesting that they have divided the grandstand into two separate sections. The upper rows are for photographers only and this is still called the Lynx enclosure. The lower rows are for non photographers and this is now Wessex enclosure.

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Mon 05 Nov 2018, 10:23 pm

Lynx is half photographer and half non photographer. Wessex is a separate enclosure.

See map here
http://www.store.yeoviltonairday.co.uk/ ... tographers

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Mon 05 Nov 2018, 10:29 pm

darkman wrote:Lynx is half photographer and half non photographer. Wessex is a separate enclosure.

See map here
http://www.store.yeoviltonairday.co.uk/ ... tographers


You're quite right, not sure how I misread such a clear thing.

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Wed 21 Nov 2018, 11:22 am

What a great idea.

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Wed 21 Nov 2018, 2:33 pm

It's a good idea, however, is it really fair to charge an extra £5 for having a telephoto lens? I accept that you're sat a fraction higher up the stand in the photographers section, but I can't think of any other stand that has higher prices the higher the row you get. At one point it's about 1 foot higher and 2 foot further back for £5. Maybe all rows should increment 50p from the lowest row.
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