Nearly 40,000 visitors enjoyed a spectacular day of flying at RNAS Yeovilton on Saturday 8th July 2018. One of the highlights of the day was the display with Navy Wings’ very own Sea Fury T20 who for the first time since Korea met the MiG 15 in the skies. Piloted by Lt Cdr Chris Gotke RN the Sea Fury T20 re-enacted the chase with the MiG 15 during the Korean War where the piston engined Sea Fury T20 famously shot down the MiG Jet.
Veteran Sea Fury pilot Brian ‘Schmoo’ Ellis watched the display and added to the Fleet Air Arm aviation story with interviews about his daring flying and a dog fight against the odds.
Photos by Lee Howard & Aviation Air Crew.
Lt Cdr Chris Gotke RN also took the helm of the only flying Fairey Swordfish in the world and treated Air Day visitors to a truly wonderful display from this Nationally important icon. The aircraft need your help to keep them in the skies, please consider donating or signing up as a supporter today and be part of the Nation’s aviation heritage story.
Navy Wing hosted Supporters at the Navy Wings marquee which is one of the unique benefits to signing up with the Charity. Supporters’ can access the private viewing area and enjoy refreshments throughout the day. Other benefits to joining the Charity includes Dine membership, with huge discounts on restaurants and cinemas nationwide, access to unique events and 50% off entry to the Fleet Air Arm museum. The Navy Wings merchandise marquee situated with a range of Navy Wings Associate aircraft and visitors were able to get up close to the aircraft and see the Sea Vixen, Wasp and other aircraft representing the important story of the Fleet Air Arm. You can also shop online.
Veteran Sea Fury Pilot Brian ‘Schmoo’ Ellis is reunited with the Sea Fury in the Navy Wings Heritage Hangar at RNAS Yeovilton.