We are excited to confirm that the world’s only airworthy de Havilland Sea Vixen will be displaying at Dawlish Air Show 2015.
This Sea Vixen is the only airworthy aircraft of its type in the world and symbolizes a hugely important time in the history of British naval aviation, representing the high speed strike aircraft of her era– the Scimitar, Sea Vixen, Phantom and Buccaneer.
The Sea Vixen FAW1 entered service with the Fleet Air Arm in 1959 replacing the Sea Venom and was the first British aircraft to be solely armed with guided missiles, rockets and bombs instead of guns.
This iconic British fighter, which is painted in 899 Naval Air Squadron colours from HMS Eagle in the late 1960s, flew on continuous operations throughout the 1960s and early 1970s at the height of the Cold War. The Sea Vixen played an important role protecting our nation’s interests.
Sea Vixen FAW2, XP924 will make her first public display at Dawlish Air Show in the hands of pilot Cdr Simon Hargreaves OBE RNR and under her new ownership – the Fly Navy Heritage Trust, based at RNAS Yeovilton.
She joins a line-up for Dawlish Air Show (Saturday 22 August) that already includes the Red Arrows, Hawk T2 Role Demonstration, Typhoon, RN Black Cats, Muscle Biplane and much more, as well as our Pilot’s Party, Family Fun Day (Friday 21 August) and live music.
Stay tuned for more information……….