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Photographs from last year’s event – Crown copyright
Photographs from last year’s event – Crown copyright
Photographs from last year’s event – Crown copyright

Polish Air Force Signs Up To Display At Culdrose Air Day

Published: 15 Jun 2015

The Polish Air Force is the latest act to sign up to this year’s flying programme, meaning that RNAS Culdrose Air Day will have a truly international feel.  The Polish display team will be showing off a MiG-29 – a modern fast jet which is sure to be a real crowd pleaser.


Commander Jason Phillips, who is in charge of flying at the Helston based Air Station said: “It is great that the Polish Air Force has signed up to display. Its team adds to an action packed flying programme which will last well over four hours.  The public were really excited to see the MiG-29 on the ground at Culdrose Air Day last year, so we are very pleased to have it as part of the flying display for the first time this year.  It is quite unusual to see it on theUKair display circuit, it is quite a unique fighter jet.  Fast, furious, noisy and very manoeuvrable, I am sure that our visitors are going to love it!”


The MiG-29 will join the Italian Air Force’s ‘Frecce Tricolori’, (Italy’s version of the Red Arrows), and the Swiss Air Force F-18 who will also be flying on Thursday 30th July.  They will be part of an all day flying programme which includes displays from the Breitling Wing Walkers, the Royal Navy Black Cats and the Blades.  With fast jets and aerobatic display teams, historic aircraft and military helicopters taking part, the flying display for 2015 is sure to thrill visitors. 


Display organiser, Lieutenant Commander Steve Gamble explains: “The Polish, Italians and Swiss add to what is already looking to be a very exciting day of flying at Culdrose.  We have some fantastic displays lined up; from aerobatic teams, to fast jets, historic war birds and military helicopters - there really is something for every aviation fan.  We are also planning plenty to see and do on the ground too.  We still have more flying acts to announce, so keep watching our website for details.”


As well as an exciting, action-packed flying display, there will also be lots of things to see, touch and experience on the ground.  Visitors can climb onboard aircraft, take a ride in a helicopter, be winched high into the air or jump into the driving seat of a military fire engine.  The Culdrose Naval Air Squadrons and units will be on display ready to talk about what they do and explain how their aircraft are deployed and used around the world.


More information about the event, tickets and a list of display aircraft is available at


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