2024 sees the return of the Black Cats Helicopter Display Team to the display circuit after several years absence. The team are planning to conduct both duo and solo displays at a number of events around the UK during the summer. The display pilots for 2024 are Lt Scott Sunderland and Lt Michael “Viv” Vivian. The team fly the Leonardo Wildcat HMA2 from 825 Naval Air Squadron based at RNAS Yeovilton. 825 NAS’s main role is the training of Wildcat crews before they head to the frontline unit, 815 NAS.


  • 1st-2nd – English Riviera Airshow, Paignton, Devon
  • 9th – RAF Cosford Air Show, Shropshire
  • 29th – Armed Forces Day, Plymouth, Devon


  • 6th-7th – Wales Airshow, Swansea
  • 13th-14th – Southport Airshow, Lancashire
  • 19th-21st – Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire


  • 29th-31st – Bournemouth Air Festival, Dorset


  • 6th-7th – International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight, Ayr, Ayrshire