Chocks away for Culdrose Air Day

Aerobatic teams, helicopters and historic aircraft are set to woo the crowds with dazzling displays at this year’s Culdrose Air Day.

Now less than two weeks away, the event has become a firm favourite in the Cornish calendar, and enables the public to experience life inside one of Europe’s largest helicopter bases.

Jets, helicopters and military aircraft will zoom across the skies and visitors will be able to meet aircrew who have served on frontline squadrons all over the world.

Organisers state that in addition to an exciting and action-packed flying display, there will also be lots to see, touch and try on the ground. Visitors will be able to climb onboard aircraft, find out what it’s like to sit at the controls of a 15 tonne helicopter surrounded by the latest technology, take a pleasure flight, be winched high into the air or jump into the driving seat of a military fire engine. All of Culdrose’s Naval Air Squadrons and units will also be out on display, ready to talk about what they do and helping the public to try out specially devised activities and challenges.

Advance tickets for the event, which will be held on Thursday July 28, are now on sale online at www.ticketzone.co.uk by phone on 08444 99 99 55 or from Gweek Seal Sanctuary and Pictures and Things and Heathercraft in Helston. Visit www.culdroseairday.com from more information.

Toby Hines

Toby Hines founded the Helston Advertiser in 2000 and is a passionate supporter of local businesses. He is a big believer in health and wellness and likes to begin most days with a walk around Helston with his Golden Retriever or an hour in the gym. A father of three, he is happiest when spending quality time with the family.

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