UPDATE: The Red Arrows display has been cancelled for safety reasons, due to low cloud.
RNAS Culdrose has revealed details of how visitors to today’s Air Day should access the base in order to enter and leave most easily.
The usually private naval base on the outskirts of Helston will be opening up its gates to the public, allowing them on site to experience the work that is carried out there.
There will be family activities set up in hangars, with demonstrations on the ground and in the air.
The afternoon flying display usually attracts the largest crowds and is this year set to feature the Red Arrows and the ever-popular Breitling Wing Walkers among its programme.
While gates open from 9.30am, visitors arriving before 9am are still able to park on the Culdrose sports pavilion fields.
They should follow traffic signs for Air Day and on arrival will be directed to this parking area.
Once parked they can enter via a side gate and be directed to the ticketing booth, approximately a 300 metre walk away.
Cars travelling from Helston or Penzance should access via the Culdrose main gate on the A3083, where parking marshals will direct drivers into ticketing lanes and then onto the parking areas.
From Falmouth or Truro follow the traffic signs for Air Day along the A394, which will divert traffic off the A394 via a temporary one way system through Gweek and into the site via W site gate. This will involve a 70 metre walk to the ticket booth.
Visitors from The Lizard will be directed to W site gate or Culdrose sports pavilion fields.
The best access for disabled people is to arrive from the direction of Helston and display a Blue Badge prominently on arrival and you will be directed to suitable parking.
Anyone arriving on foot or by bicycle should use the cycle/footpath on the A3083 and access the site on the same side of the road as the foot path.
Gates close at 6pm. People leaving are asked to remain patient and follow the directions of the traffic marshals as there will be thousands of vehicles to get away safely.
A Culdrose spokesman said: “These directions might not appear initially to be taking you in the direction that you want to go but traffic systems are in place to eventually route to all directions. Your patience and assistance is gratefully appreciated.”