Friday, 25 July 2014

Thrilling sights in air and on sea

You can see magnificent men in their flying and sailing machines this summer, with two fantastic events to take in:

On Thursday 31st July, the 2014 Culdrose Air Day offers the exciting opportunity to meet the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Navy’s flying force, the only day of the year when the public can step into the world of Culdrose and experience the sights and sounds of a working military Naval Air Station.

Prepare to be blown away by awesome flying displays, as Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose is home to a variety of military aircraft including Merlin and Sea King helicopters, Hawk Jets, and the King Air 350 Avengers.

And don’t forget the 3,000 people based at Culdrose – those who fly and many more who help them to get airborne. Visitors will be able to meet the heroic aircrew who fly helicopters around the world, get up close to state-of-the art aircraft and learn all about life in the Royal Navy.

Ticket prices: Adult (16+): £17, Child (5-15yrs): £6, Family £40

If rolling seas are more your thing, head along to Falmouth from 28th to 31st August when 47 Sail Training vessels from around the world, including 12 of the magnificent square sail Tall Ships, will arrive for one of the biggest international sailing events in solely English waters.

There’s a packed programme of shore side entertainment from 11.00am to 11.00pm daily, most of which is free, including free access to board the largest ships in The Docks (dependant on tides). This is a rare opportunity to explore on deck and learn about life on board these giants of the sea.

The ships will leave Falmouth in a spectacular Parade of Sail to the start line off Falmouth Bay on Sunday 31st August, from 11.00am to 2.00pm.