Air Day 2011 at Culdrose
Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose’s Air Day 2011 is fast approaching, and it promises to fill the skies of Cornwall with magnificent sights and sounds from across the world of aviation, both past and present. From high above the Air Station, down to mere feet above the runway, your eyes are guaranteed to be fixated on the gravity defying displays that Culdrose Air Day is famous for.
This year we have not one, not two, but six aerobatic display teams, all competing to woo the crowds with their dazzling displays and death-defying manoeuvres! Whether it be the super tight formations of the legendary Red Arrows, the spectacular stunts of Team Turbulent or the super agility of the Black Cats, spectators are guaranteed to be entertained.
Of course no Air Day at Culdrose would be complete without the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm attending in force. Demonstrating the versatility and adaptability of maritime helicopters, the Lynx, Merlin and Sea Kings will be put through their paces, while the nimble Hawks of the Fleet Requirements Air Direction Unit (FRADU) will show off their agility and speed.
In contrast to the roaring sound of jets and turbines, the air will be filled with the soothing purr of our piston driven veterans; we will take you back in time as the iconic aircraft of the Royal Navy Historic Flight and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight showcase their past heritage, including the valiant naval Swordfish and the mighty Lancaster bomber.
We also have the pleasure of hosting a number of foreign aircraft, including the world renowned Royal Jordanian Falcons display team, and making its Culdrose debut - the F16 fighter of the Royal Danish Air Force with its thunderous roar and amazing agility.
If all of that wasn’t enough, there is still more to come; a number of special guest acts are still awaiting confirmation, some of which have never been seen at Culdrose before, so let’s keep our fingers crossed and let’s hope that we will see them in the skies of Cornwall come July.