The Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton International Air Day will open its gates on Saturday, July 8, to 40,000 visitors, just as it did 70 years ago, in 1947 at its first ever Open Day.

As one of the Southwest’s largest one day events, the award-winning Somerset airshow offers an action-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and amazing ground attractions.

Over five hours of incredible flying displays with pyrotechnics will feature fast jets, historic warbirds, helicopters and formation display teams. Leading the flying display will be rare naval heritage aircraft such as the Sea Vixen, Swordfish and Sea Fury.

Their modern-day counterparts will perform spectacular role demonstrations to reflect the contribution made by naval aviation to Protect Our Nation’s Interests.

Throughout the day, families will have the chance to enjoy plenty of ground entertainment including discounted entry to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, interactive military displays, an engineering fair, performances from military bands, classic and military vehicle exhibitions, funfair, simulators, helicopter pleasure flights, trade stalls and much, much more!

Whether you’re a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned airshow veteran, be prepared for a wonderful day out!

For your chance to win one of 12 pairs of tickets simply answer the following question:

Q. What does RNAS stand for?

By post: Send your completed entry form to Yeovilton Air Day Competition, Newsquest Dorset, Fleet House, Hampshire Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9XD before the closing date of 8th June 2017.

By phone: Simply call 09011510222 and leave your answer and details when prompted.

By text: Send your text to 80360 starting with AIRDAY leave a space, followed by your answer, name and contact details.

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Calls cost 51p per minute from a BT Landline plus your phone company’s access charge. Calls from mobiles and some other networks may cost more.

Texts cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge. Telephone and text lines open 30/05/2017 and close 08/06/2017 at 23:59PM. Call 0207 998 0549 for help and advice on phone and mobile services.

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