Returning for a ninth year
The ninth year of the Bournemouth Air Festival is happening this weekend, with plenty going on in the skies, on the ground and in the sea for everyone to enjoy over four days of fun.
Flying in the sky
Back to impress the hundreds of thousands of avid fans who annually flock to the UK’s leading seaside resort, the skies of Bournemouth will be hosting displays from the awesome RAF Red Arrows and the mighty Typhoon, SallyB and The Blades, to name but a few.
New performances this weekend come from the B25Mitchell Bomber, Strike Master and awe-inspiring Swiss Air Force Super Puma Helicopter Display Team.
The Red Arrows, supported by Morgan Sindall, will be performing at the festival and visitors can see the breath-taking team in action at 3.45pm on all four days.
In the skies will be fantastic dusk displays from the Red Devils and O’Briens Flying Circus starring Otto The Helicopter, as well as Team Fire Flies and Aerosparx, both bringing formation flying and pyrotechnics to the evening display programme.
RAF assets alongside the Red Arrows and Typhoon will be the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and fantastic interactive RAF Village.
Last seen in 2013, the Breitling Wingwalkers are returning with the ever-popular Tigers Parachute Team making daily jumps from an amazing 6,000feet freefalling at an incredible 120mph! Not forgetting the SallyB, Twister Duo and The Blades
On the ground action
The Royal Navy & Army will once again be demonstrating their land, sea and air capabilities with a number of great static and interactive displays at their village area.
The famous Royal Marines amphibious beach assault demonstrations and beachfront Royal Navy Village are back again, all bolstered tremendously by world class music from the Royal Marines Band, HM RM Band Collingwood.
You will find exhibition stands, stalls and refreshments on offer between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers from 10am to 6pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
When the sun goes down that doesn’t mean the end to all the fun, Night Air will light up the skies with pyrotechnic night flying, street entertainment, live music and military performances (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).
This year's festival is looking to be another busy one, so please consider your travel and parking options carefully and plan your journey. There are several park and ride sites across Bournemouth, more information can be found on the official Air Festival website.
You can also help to raise money for this year's Air Festival charities nominated by the military which are the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity, ABF The Soldiers Charity and the Jon Egging Trust. You can do this by buying the souvenir brochure, charity wristband or by joining the Patrons' Club scheme.
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