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2015 Airshows
Red Arrows. The Bournemouth Air Festival takes place over four days in August. The FREE four day spectacular is set against the backdrop of Bournemouth's seven miles of award-winning beaches, beautiful bay and glorious gardens.

The Festival includes amazing air displays (from classic flying machines to modern day speed machines!), Sea Displays, Interactive Static Displays, Fireworks, Familiy Fun Attractions, and Music & Live Entertainment.

The festival takes place between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers and in the Lower Gardens and the number of visitors are anticipated to be in excess of up to 200,000 per day.

Click here to visit the Bournemouth Air Festival website.


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20 August - 23 August Bournemouth Air Festival 2015

Local hotels for the Bournemouth Airshow
Local hotels for the Bournemouth Airshow.

The Bournemouth Air Festival

Incredible air displays, attractions and fantastic evening entertainment – don’t miss the UK’s biggest free aviation festival.

The incredible Red Arrows will be displaying on all 4 days of the Festival!

Bournemouth Air Festival Times:

Thursday to Saturday - 10am - 10pm
Sunday - 10am - 6pm

Provisional Participating aircraft at the Bournemouth Air Festival 2015:

The Bournemouth Air Festival
20 August - 23 August 2015
Participation Details

Red Arrows (F)
BBMF Dakota, Spitfire & Hurricane (F)
RAF Typhoon (21st-23rd) (F)
Hawk T2 Role Demo - 2x Hawk T2 (F)
RAF Tutor T1 (F)
RAF Chinook (F)
RN Black Cats - Wildcat x2 (F)
The Tigers parachute team
Red Devils parachute team (21st-22nd)
Twister Aerobatic Team (20th-22nd) (F)
B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sally-B' (21st-23rd) (F)
Blades Aerobatic Team (21st-23rd) (F)
Rolls Royce spitfire (F)
Sea Vixen (22nd-23rd) (F)
MiG-15 - Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron (22nd-23rd) (F)
Patrouille Reva (22nd-23rd) (F)
O'Brien's Flying Circus (F)
Vans RV4 x2 (F)
The Matadors (F)
Vulcan XH558 (23rd) (F)

"Plans are in place for the Vulcan to fly through Bournemouth Air Festival on its way to Dawlish mid afternoon on Saturday. We can watch as she travels to Devon and look forward to her full display in Bournemouth on Sunday. Organisers are taking a responsible approach to anticipated Saturday crowds whilst giving the opportunity to see the Vulcan again." Jon Weaver Air Festival Director

Air Display Schedule:

· 14:15 The Red Arrows
· 14:46 Chinook
· 15:00 Dakota
· 15:07 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
· 15:21 Tutor
· 15:30 Hawk T2 Role Demo Team
· 15:42 The Black Cats
· 15:55 Twister Duo
· 16:09 The Tigers Parachute Display Team
· 16:26 Spitfire XIX

· 19:50 Spitfire XIX
· 20:20 O'Briens Flying Circus
· 20:32 Twister Duo
· 20:41 Red Devils Parachute Display Team
· 20:58 Aerosparx

· 12:30 Beach Assault (rehearsal)
· 13:29 Spitfire XIX
· 13:38 Patrouille Reva
· 14:00 Dakota
· 14:07 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
· 14:21 Twister Duo
· 14:35 Chinook
· 15:00 The Red Arrows
· 15:31 Sally B
· 15:43 The Black Cats
· 15:56 The Tigers Parachute Display Team
· 16:13 The Blades
· 16:30 Tutor
· 16:39 Hawk T2 Role Demo Team
· 16:51 Typhoon

· 19:50 Spitfire XIX
· 20:17 O'Briens Flying Circus
· 20:29 Twister Duo
· 20:38 Red Devils Parachute Display Team
· 20:55 Aerosparx

. 12:30 Beach Assault
. 13:05 Sea Vixen
. 3:15 Tutor
. 13:24 The Black Cats
. 13:45 The Red Arrows
. 14:16 Matadors
. 14:30 Chinook
. 14:41 Sally B
. 14:53 Dakota
. 15:00 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
. 15:14 Patrouille Reva
. 15:32 The Tigers Parachute Display Team
. 15:49 Hawk T2 Role Demo Team
. 16:01 The Blades
. 16:18 MiG 15
. 16:28 Spitfire XIX
. 16:37 Typhoon

. 20:00 Spitfire XIX
. 20:20 O'Briens Flying Circus
. 20:28 SWIP Twister
. 20:36 Aerosparx
. 22:00 fireworks bournemouth pier

· 12:30 Beach Assault
· 13:05 Sea Vixen
· 13:15 The Blades
· 13:32 Tutor
· 13:41 Hawk T2 Role Demo Team
· 13:53 The Black Cats
· 14:06 Matadors
· 14:20 Sally B
· 14:32 Dakota
· 14:40 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
· 15:00 The Red Arrows
· 15:31 The Tigers Parachute Display Team
· 15:48 Patrouille Reva
· 16:06 Chinook
· 16:17 Spitfire XIX
· 16:26 MiG 15
· 16:36 Vulcan
· 16:45 Typhoon

Local hotels for the Bournemouth Airshow
Local hotels for the Bournemouth Airshow.

The 1.5 mile Festival site is located between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers, including the East Overcliff. Open from 10am – 10pm, Thursday – Saturday and from 10am – 6pm on Sunday.

This year’s Night Air entertainment is anticipated to feature live music at Boscombe and Bournemouth Corona Music stages (Boscombe ticketed), entertainment in the Lower Gardens and seafront, street entertainers, dusk displays, fireworks and other performances.

Tune into 87.7FM for display commentary.

Bournemouth map.

On the ground and at sea:

The Royal Navy & Army will again be demonstrating thier land sea and air capabilities with a number of great static and interactive displays at their Village area as well as a 4 ship fleet in the bay. Tickets to visit the Royal Navy ship will be available from the recruiting stand in the village, allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines, there will also be unarmed combat demonstrations and the historic Beat Retreat performed by The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood.

The RAF Village is set to feature a full size Chinook mock-up, elements of the RAF Central Band and stands from many of the participating display teams including the Red Arrows.

Night Air…two piers, two stages, three nights!

Get set for more fantastic live music at the Boscombe and Bournemouth Corona Music stages – listen to Wave105 as we get closer to the Festival with announcements of great music acts at Boscombe (ticketed). Not forgetting superb entertainment in the Lower Gardens and seafront, street entertainers, awesome dusk displays and fireworks….it’s so much more than just an airshow!


There were expected to be hundreds of thousands of Festival-goers in 2013 and the final figure was over 1.3 million! We advised against bringing cars, however, for those visitors who wished to bring their own vehicles, the official Park and Ride service is heavily recommended. This year’s Park and Ride locations are located at:


KINGS PARK, BH7 7AF open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am – 10.30pm, Sunday 9am – 7pm. Accessible buses are available for Wheelchair users.

£10 per vehicle (max 7 persons).


THE LITTLEDOWN CENTRE, BH7 7DX open Saturday 9am – 10.30pm and Sunday 9am – 7pm.

REDHILL PARK, BH9 2SW open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 7pm each day.

£10 per vehicle (max 7 persons).

The central travel exchange (coach and train station) is just a short distance from the Festival site, and the site itself is easily accessible by bike or foot.

Coach and large vehicle parking is available at Queens Road car park, BH2 6BE

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