On Thursday 28th July, come and meet the Fleet Air Arm (the Royal Navy’s flying force) at the 2016 Culdrose Air Day.
It's the ultimate day out for those who love helicopters and fast jets. If flight simulation games aren’t realistic enough, why not have a close encounter with the real thing? Bring your budding fighter pilots to experience life onboard Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose.
Air Day will be action-packed from start to finish. As fast jets and military aircraft zoom across the skies, budding aviators and those who once dreamt of flying can experience at first-hand life inside one of Europe’s largest helicopter bases.
Ever dreamt of becoming a pilot? Want to find out what it’s like to sit at the controls of a 15 tonne helicopter, surrounded by the latest technology, making vital tactical decisions?
On Air Day, you will be able to meet aircrew who have served on Front Line Squadrons all over the world.
An assault on the senses!
Cover your ears! The roar of engines, the smell of aviation fuel and the screech of Fast Jets as they ‘Pull G’ will give you butterflies. Feel your heart pound as aircraft zoom across the skies. Daring helicopter displays will leave you breathless.
Action in the Sky:
Aerobatic display teams flying fast jets and helicopters will thrill you with exciting, action packed flying displays full of daring manoeuvres and precision flying.
Against the stunning backdrop of the Cornish coastline, aircraft will loop, soar and twist above - you will witness magnificent sights and sounds from across the world of aviation, both past and present.
On the ground there will be a large static display of aircraft. Here you will be able to get up close to a wide variety of modern and historic aircraft, and have your picture taken with your favourite.
Although there will be flying throughout the day, our main flying afternoon display (over 4 hours!) will take part in the afternoon.
***New for 2016***
Calling all Cornish Mascots!
Join Dreckly the Pirate FM Parrot for the first Mascot March Off in the Pirate FM arena at 10:30am, and the Mascot challenge at 11:30am! If you have a Cornish Mascot you would like to take part, please email NAVYCU-EXECAIRDAYENQUIRIES@mod.uk