The Royal Navy Lynx display team, the Black Cat’s make a popular return to the 2013 Regatta. This pair of ‘punchy’ maneuverable helicopter will display on Wednesday, 28th August at 5.30pm.
702 NAS is based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset, and is the largest helicopter squadron in the world, as well as one the oldest squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm. Its responsibilities are to provide the fast, agile Lynx helicopters for the frigates and destroyers of the Royal Navy. The Squadron operates both the Mk3 and the Mk 8 Westland Lynx.
The Squadron consists of a Headquarters (responsible for tactical doctrine, aircrew flying checks, maintenance support and parenting of embarked flights) and 26 Small Ship's Flights that operate from the Type 22 and Type 23 Frigates, and Type 42 Destroyers. Additionally, 2 Lynx Mk 3 aircraft embark for Antarctic patrols in HMS Endurance.