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Yeovilton Air Show 2008

The annual Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day in Somerset and showcases the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, its current capabilities and historic accomplishments.

BAE Nimrod MRA4
BAE Nimrod MRA4
BAE Nimrod MRA4
BAE Nimrod MRA4
BAE Nimrod MRA4
BAE Nimrod MRA4
BAE Nimrod MRA4
BAE Nimrod MRA4
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Red Arrows
F/A-18C Hornet
F/A-18C Hornet
Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team
The Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team use Lynx helicopters as part of an acrobatic display.
Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team
The Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team use Lynx helicopters as part of an acrobatic display.
Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team
The Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team use Lynx helicopters as part of an acrobatic display.
Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team
The Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team use Lynx helicopters as part of an acrobatic display.
Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team
The Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team use Lynx helicopters as part of an acrobatic display.
Royal Navy Merlin Helicopter
A Merlin helicopter takes off on a routine mission.
FRA Display Team Formation
The FRA display team arrive at Yeovilton Air Day.
FRA Display Falcon Landing
A Falcon jet lands at RNAS Yeovilton.
Royal Navy Westland Wasp
The Westland Wasp was the Royal Navy first helicopter which entered service in 1963.
Royal Navy Wasp and Merlin
The Wasp was the first helicopter and the Merlin is latest helicopter in the Royal Navy.
Royal Navy Westland Wasp
A Westland Wasp performs some aerobatics.
Royal Navy Westland Wasp
A Westland Wasp performs some aerobatics.
Royal Navy Merlin
The latest addition to the Royal Navy fleet is a team of Merlin EH101 helicopters.
Royal Navy Merlin Aerobatics
The Merlin shows the crowd just how manoeuvrable a helicopter can be.
Royal Navy Merlin Aerobatics
The Merlin shows the crowd just how manoeuvrable a helicopter can be.
Royal Navy Merlin Aerobatics
The Merlin shows the crowd just how manoeuvrable a helicopter can be.
Royal Navy Merlin Hovering near ATC
A Royal Navy Merlin helicopter hovers in view of the Air Traffic Control tower.
Royal Navy Sea Harrier
The Sea Harrier demonstrates its Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL)
Royal Navy Sea Harrier
The Sea Harrier demonstrates its Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL)
Royal Navy Sea Harrier VTOL
The Sea Harrier demonstrates its Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL)
Royal Navy Sea Harrier
A Sea Harrier hovers low overhead.
Royal Navy Sea Harrier
A Royal Navy Harrier Jump Jet flies past.
Royal Navy Sea Harrier
The Sea Harrier demonstrates its Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL)
Royal Navy Sea Harrier
The Sea Harrier demonstrates its Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL)
Royal Navy Sea Harrier
The Sea Harrier demonstrates its Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL)
RAF C18 Globemaster Transport
An RAF C18 Globemaster Transport returns from Afghanistan.
RAF C18 Globemaster Transport
An RAF C18 Globemaster Transport returns from Afghanistan.
RAF C18 Globemaster Transport
An RAF C18 Globemaster Transport returns from Afghanistan.
Commando Parachute Jump
Royal Navy Commandos jump from a helicopter.
Commando Parachute Jump
Royal Navy Commandos jump from a helicopter.
Commando Parachute Jump
Royal Navy Commandos jump from a helicopter.
RAF C18 Globemaster Transport
An RAF C18 Globemaster Transport taxies across the runway.
Eurofighter ground display
A static Eurofighter on display
RAF C18 Globemaster Transport
With the cargo doors open on the Globemaster we can just about see a Merlin helicopter inside. Given the large size of the Merlin, you can appreciate just how massive the Globemaster is.
An RAF Puma Helicopter
An RAF Puma Helicopter in Hanger
Royal Navy Lynx Helicopter
A Royal Navy Lynx Helicopter in a hanger
An Apache Gunship
An Apache Gunship in a hanger
Closeup of an Apache Gunship Nose Cone
Closeup of an Apache Gunship Nose Cone showing the laser guidance and radar systems.
An Apache Gunship
An Apache Gunship in a hanger
Apache Gunship Engines
The internals of an Apache gunships jet turbines.
An Unknown Bi-plane
An Unknown Bi-plane
An Unknown Bi-plane
An Unknown Bi-plane
Royal Navy Maintenance Training Simulator
This stripped out shell is used for maintenance training simulations.
de-Havilland Sea Vampire
A de-Havilland Sea Vampire jet fighter takes to the skies.
P51 Mustang
A North American P51 Mustang WWII fighter.
P51 Mustang
A North American P51 Mustang WWII fighter.
P51 Mustang
A North American P51 Mustang WWII fighter.
P51 Mustang Closeup
A North American P51 Mustang WWII fighter.
Sea King Static Display
Sea King Static Display
DeHavilland Sea Vampire
A de-Havilland Sea Vampire jet fighter takes to the skies.
North American F86 Sabre
A North American F86 Sabre
North American F86 Sabre
A North American F86 Sabre
FRA Formation Flying
FRA Formation Flying
FRA Formation Flying
FRA Formation Flying
FRA Formation Flying
FRA Formation Flying
FRA Hornet Formation Flying
FRA Hornet Formation Flying
Chinook Transporter
A Royal Navy Chinook troop transporter takes off fully laden with Royal Marines.
Chinook Transporter
A Royal Navy Chinook troop transporter takes off fully laden with Royal Marines.
Chinook Transporter
Royal Navy Chinook transport helicopter laden with Marines.
Royal Navy Merlin Scrambed
A Royal Navy Merlin helicopter is scrambled when an unidentified aircraft enters RNAS Yeovilton airspace.
Sea King and Merlin in Reconnaissance
A Sea King joins the Merlin in Reconnaissance. The Merlin climbs to a high altitude and assumes a battlefield control pattern.
Fighters Scrambed
Enemy Fighters are inbound, fighters scrambled and airborne.
Incoming Ground Forces Eliminated
Jet fighers take care of incoming ground forces.
Royal Navy Lynx Attack Pattern
More inbound hostiles, this time the Lynx attack helicopters take up formation.
Merlin Combat Support
The Merlin Helicopter provides radar and battlefield command and control facilities.
Incoming Sea Craft
A (simulated) attack by sea is countered by Marines dropped from a Sea King helicopter.
Lynx Gunships Attack
The four Lynx gunships attack the incoming hostiles.
Target Eliminated
The Lynx gunships finish off the incoming hostile forces.
Lynx Gunship Patrol
A Lynx gunship patrols the combat area for hostiles.
Royal Marine Commando's Deploy
The Royal Marine Commando's are deployed to combat incoming ground forces.
Lynx Helicopters patrol the area
The four Lynx helicopters continue to patrol the battlefield.
Chinook Airlifts Ground Support Vehicles
A Chinook helicopter airlifts ground support vehicles to the combat zone.
Ground assault troops use smoke as camouflage
Ground assault troops use smoke screen as camouflage.
The Front Line
Royal Marine Commando's advance on the enemy.
The Front Line
Royal Marine Commando's advance on the enemy.
Charge the Lines
Royal Marine Commando's charge the enemy positions to retake the base.
Tracked Support Vehicle
A tracked support vehicle enters the battlefield to provide ground support for the commando's.
Heavy Artillery
Heavy Artillery opens fire on the base and the grand finale "The Wall of Fire"
Lynx Gunship
A Lynx Gunship surveys the battle grounds.
Merlin Crew Waving to Crown
The crew of the Merlin Helicopter fly low and wave to the crowd.
Chinook Crew Waving to Crown
The crew of the Chinook transport helicopter fly low and wave to the crowd.

 

 

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