For 364 days a year the base - one of the busiest helicopter bases in Europe - is home to a range of different roles and military aircraft, and provides frontline helicopter squadrons supporting the Navy worldwide.
But for one day only it finds itself home to an action-packed Cornwall event offering loads to see and do for all the family, including exhibitions, trade stands and several air displays.
Culdrose Air Day aims to give the public a real, genuine taste of what life on a Naval Air Station is like. You can take a helicopter ride, sit in the drivers’ seat of a military fire engine, climb aboard aircraft and sample some of the missions undertaken by frontline squadrons.
As well the educational and insightful stuff, a host of spectacular air displays will take place. Among the daredevils will be The Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, from the RAF, thrilling the crowds with aerobatic routines both solo and close formation.
You can even meet the heroic crews who fly from their various units around the world.
It should be noted that aircraft scheduled to appear are booked on a provisional basis, largely subject to operational commitments.
The event, in Heston, near Falmouth, is held in July. Cash will be accepted on the day.
Please note - there will not be an RNAS Culdrose Air Day in 2012 but will return for 2013.
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015