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black cats helicopter display team
Media Centre / Display Team/ black cats helicopter display team

black cats helicopter display team

An exciting helicopter display team who thrill audiences at air shows with their dynamic flying displays in Wildcat helicopters

Award winning displays

Winning several awards over the years, the Black Cats are requested to display all over the UK and at many European air shows. 

What to expect

The Team started in 2001 as the ‘Lynx Pair’ and have been the first official Royal Navy flying display team since the ‘Sharks’ disbanded in the mid-1990s. The aircrew and engineers are all volunteers from 825 Naval Air Squadron and the Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force based at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset.

The name ‘Black Cats’ is derived from the fierce cat depicted on the now disbanded 702 Naval Air Squadron emblem and the term ‘blackcatting’ which is naval slang for one-upmanship – doing or owning something better than someone else.

Booking info

The Royal Navy can also provide Merlin and Wildcat helicopters, King Air and Grob aircraft; in either a flypast or static capacity, for your event or air show.

Please note: We are fully booked for the 2023 season. The Black Cats Helicopter Display for the 2023 season has now been confirmed, the team are taking no further bookings.

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For further information about courses, general enquiries or to make an enquiry about booking a course, please get in touch with our friendly support team.