Royal Navy Historic Flight

The Royal Navy Historic Flight is a Royal Naval unit established in 1972 as a living memorial to all those who have served in the Royal Naval Air Service and Fleet Air Arm since the birth of naval aviation in 1909.

Facts & Figures

Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 facts and figures

5,200 Ibs

Thrust delivered by the Rolls Royce Nene 103 engine.

Mach 0.84

That's an equivalent speed of 560mph at 36,000 feet.

300 miles

The Seahawk's range at 30,000 feet, 500 miles with two 100 gallon drop tanks.

Our base

Our base

RNAS Yeovilton

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The Royal Naval Historic Flight's role

The Flight operates historic naval aircraft, namely  Swordfish, Sea Fury and a Sea Hawk, attending air displays throughout the United Kingdom which also provides something of a 'shop window' on the Fleet Air Arm.

The current display aircraft collection consists of; Swordfish MkI W5856, Swordfish MkII LS326, Swordfish MkIII NF389, Sea Fury FB.11 VR930 and Sea Hawk FGA.6 WV908.

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