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Get a cockpit view from Yeovilton Air Day stunt plane

It's a very different view from inside the cockpit! Photo: ITV West Country

It's one of the busiest military air stations in Europe but on Air Day weekend, Yeovilton suddenly gets a whole lot busier. Aircraft have been flying in from all over the world to take part in the annual event.

Teams come from all over the world. Credit: ITV West Country

These jets are from the Swiss display team Patrouille Suisse - Switzerland's version of the Red Arrows, which will also be here. Overseeing it all, the new Commanding Officer of the base, who's only been here since April, having moved from a posting in Hawaii.

Overseeing the action. Credit: ITV West Country

It's probably the best Commodore's job in the Navy. I'm not in an office. I'm here with the frontline, looking after aircraft that are deployed all over the world supporting land and maritime operations from ships and land bases around the world and all run from here so it's very exciting.

– Commander Nick Tindal, Commanding Officer, RNAS Yeovilton

Also performing this weekend will be the Royal Jordanian Falcons display team, with some breathtaking aerobatic stunts in store.

It's one thing watching an air display like this from the ground but our reporter Bob Cruwys got a chance to experience it from inside the cockpit.

As many as forty thousand people will pour through the gates at Yeovilton tomorrow to see five hours of flying displays, as well as the helicopters based here.

The event takes place on Saturday 8th July. Credit: ITV West Country

Commander Terry Tyack says it's a great opportunity for the base to show the public what they do as it's their 70th anniversary.