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.
29 August - 01 September
Bournemouth Air Festival 2013
Local hotels for the Bournemouth Airshow.
Incredible air displays, attractions and fantastic evening entertainment – don’t miss the UK’s biggest free aviation festival next summer.
Provisional Participating aircraft at the Bournemouth Air Festival 2013:
The Bournemouth Air Festival
29 August - 01 September 2013
Red Arrows (29th-31st)(F)
RAF Typhoon FGR4 (30th-1st)(F)
RAF Tucano T1 (29th-1st)(F)
RAF Tutor T1 (29th-1st) (F)
RAF Chinook (30th-1st)(F)
BBMF - Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane (29th-1st)(F)
RN Merlin helicopter (29th-1st) (F)
RN Black Cats Lynx helicopter (29th-1st) (F)
RNHF Swordfish (30th-1st) (F)
Lynx AH7 helicopter (30th-1st) (F)
Red Devils Parachute Team (night display 29th-31st)
Tigers Parachute Team (29th-1st)
The Blades aerobatic display team (31st-1st) (F)
The RV8tors (29th) (F)
SWIP Team (29th-31st)(F)
Patrouille Reva (29th-1st) (F)
O'Brien's Flying Circus (29th-31st)(F)
XtremeAir XA42 - Gerald Cooper (29th-1st) (F)
Hunter Miss Demeanour (30th-1st) (F)
B-17 Sally B (30th-1st)(F)
Jet Provost T5 (29th-1st) (F)
Gloster Meteor NF.11 (31st-1st) (F)
Vampire T55 (31st-1st) (F)
Sea Vixen (31st-1st) (F)
Vulcan - (31st) (F)
Flying Schedule for all four days:
Thursday 29th August
13.40 Jet Provost Mk 5
13:50 BBMF - Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane
14.10 The RV8tors
14:30 Tucano T1
14:39 Patrouille Reva
14:56 Black Cat Lynx helicopter
15:05 Tigers parachute team
15:22 XtremeAir XA42 - Gerald Cooper
15:31 RN Merlin helicopter
15:43 RR Spitfire
16:00 Red Arrows
19:15 RR Spitfire
20:05 O'Brien's Flying Circus
20:13 SWIP Team
20:22 Red Devils parachute team
The Sea Vixen is expected to pair up with the Miss Demeanour Hawker Hunter for a serious of flypasts.
Among the ships will be the Type-23 frigates HMS Northumberland and HMS Monmouth with HMS Brocklesby (minehunter), HMS Smiter (patrol vessel), and HMS Blazer (patrol vessel). In the air will be a Black Cat Lynx and Merlin helicopters, and the Royal Marines will storm the beach from a number of landing craft in their amphibious assault demonstration. There will also be the French Navy training ship 'L’Etoile'.
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.