RNAS Yeovilton is one of two principal naval air bases in the UK, the other being RNAS Culdrose. In the absence of an airshow at RNAS Culdrose since 2017, the Royal Navy International Air Day at Yeovilton has been the only airshow based at a Royal Naval Air Station in the UK.
On July 10th 2021, the Air Station’s gates were to have opened to an estimated 40,000 visitors but the live show had to be cancelled because of Covid-19. The 2020 show had also been cancelled for the same reason and on 16th March 2022 the show announced that it would not be held in 2022 either.
A social media message from the Air Station simply said:
It is with regret we can confirm, for commercial reasons, that The Royal Navy International Air Day will not take place in 2022. It is hoped the Air Day will be back on as usual in 2023.