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Bournemouth Air Festival 2018

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Bournemouth Air Festival.

Bournemouth Airshow History
Bournemouth is a large town and tourist resort, situated on the south coast of England. The Bournemouth Air 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. 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 first Bournemouth Air Festival was held from 28-31 August 2008, attracting over 750,000 visitors. In 2009, it was held from 20-23 August and attendance almost doubled to an estimated 1,344,000 people.

The Award winning and internationally renowned Airshow have welcomed incredible jets and display teams, had year-on-year increased assets from the RAF and RN (who regard the festival as a key event in their calendar), won the Green Apple environmental award in 2011 and been recognised for Marketing and PR by the European Airshow Council (2010, 2012 and 2014).

Scanner Frequencies:

Scanner Frequencies for Bournemouth (EGHH):
Approach - 119.475
Radar - 118.650
Tower - 125.600
Ground - 121.700
ATIS - 133.725

Red Arrows - 243.450, 242.200
BBMF - 120.800, 122.700
The Blades - 136.175
Aerosuperbatic Wingwalkers - 118.000
Breitling Jet Team - 127.350, 118.325, 129.050, 130.200

Common Air Display Frequencies:
121.175, 130.675, 132.900, 130.500, 130.625, 134.550

Red Arrows Display Schedule:

Thursday 30th August 2018 - 5.30pm
Friday 31st August 2018 - 3pm
Saturday 1st September 2018 - 12pm

Red Arrows schedule

BBMF Display Schedule:

Thursday 30th August 2018 - 2.30pm HS
Thursday 30th August 2018 - 2.42pm D
Friday 31st August 2018 - 4pm D
Friday 31st August 2018 - 4.05pm HS
Saturday 1st September 2018 - 3.47pm D
Saturday 1st September 2018 - 4.05pm HS
Sunday 2nd September 2018 - 2pm D
Sunday 2nd September 2018 - 2.05pm HS

S=Spitfire, H=Hurricane & D=Dakota

BBMF schedule

Bournemouth Air Festival 2018
Bournemouth Air Festival.

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, Family 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.

Bournemouth Air Festival 2018:

30 Aug - 02 Sept - Bournemouth Air Festival 2018

Bournemouth Air Festival 2018:

Flying Display Schedule:

Thursday 30th August:
2:29pm - Tornado GR4 flypast at 1,000ft
2:30pm - BBMF Hurricane & Spitfire
2:42pm - BBMF Dakota
3:09pm - Tigers Parachute Display Team
3:34pm - Team Raven
3:52pm - Muscle Biplane - Rich Goodwin
4:08pm - Strikemaster Pair
4:23pm - Aerosuperbatic Wingwalkers
4:45pm - B-17 Sally B
5:30pm - Red Arrows
Dusk Display:
8:05pm - Twisters & Fireflies combo
8:21pm - Otto the Helicopter

Friday 31st August:
1:30pm - Gravity Jet Suit Display Demo
1:55pm - Tigers Parachute Display Team
2:18pm - Twisters
2:33pm - AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers
3:00pm - Red Arrows
3:32pm - Muscle Biplane - Rich Goodwin
3:45pm - Team Raven
4:00pm - BBMF Dakota
4:05pm - BBMF Hurricane & Spitfire
4:19pm - B-17 Sally B
4:31pm - Strikemaster Pair
4:43pm - RAF Chinook
4:58pm - Breitling Jet Team
Dusk Display:
7:10pm - Gravity Jet Suit Display Demo
7:45pm - Tigers Parachute Display Team
8:02pm - Twisters & Fireflies combo
8:18pm - Otto the Helicopter

Saturday 1st September:
12:00pm - Red Arrows
1:00pm - Gravity Jet Suit Display Demo
1:30pm - Tigers Parachute Display Team
1:53pm - Great War Display Team
2:10pm - SuperAeroBatics Wingwalkers
2:30pm - Team Raven
2:46pm - Strikemaster Pair
2:59pm - Breitling Jet Display Team
3:23pm - Vampire Pair & MiG-15
3:46pm - B-17 Sally B
3:47pm - BBMF Dakota
4:05pm - BBMF Hurricane/Spitfire
4:19pm - Muscle Biplane - Rich Goodwin
4:32pm - RAF Chinook
4:46pm - The Blades
Dusk Display:
7:15pm - Breitling Jet Team
7:40pm - Gravity Jet Suit Display Demo
8:00pm - Twisters & Fireflies
8:16pm - Otto the Helicopter

Sunday 2nd September:
1:00pm - Tigers Parachute Display Team
1:22pm - Great War Display Team
1:38pm - SuperAerobatics Wingwalkers
2:00pm - BBMF Dakota
2:05pm - BBMF Hurricane & Spitfire
2:19pm - B-17 Sally B
2:31pm - Team Raven
2:46pm - Muscle Biplane - Rich Goodwin
3:02pm - Breitling Jet Team
3:27pm - RAF Chinook
3:41pm - The Blades
3:58pm - Strikemaster Pair
4:08pm - Vampire Pair
4:20pm - Vintage Jet Flypast (Strikemaster & Vampires)

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Setting Bournemouth aside from other air shows, when the sun goes down, Night Air entertainment will light up the skies of the UK's leading coastal resort with pyrotechnic night flying, street entertainment, awesome live music and military performances. A free to attend event, the Bournemouth Air Festival is so much more than an air show!

Site opens at 10am and closes at 10pm (on Sunday site closes at 6pm).

On the ground:
There's plenty of action and entertainment on the ground, from funfairs, demonstrations and product sampling to food and drink...not forgetting the brilliant military villages and 'meet the display team' opportunities.

At sea:
During the festival, Bournemouth's picture-perfect horizon will be transformed by an impressive flotilla of military ships, including Type 45 Destroyer, HMS Diamond, courtesy of the Royal Navy.

In previous years there have been great number of Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, alongside adrenaline pumping amphibious beach assault demonstrations, ship visits and an interactive naval village area.

Night Air Music:
There will be three nights of fantastic live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Night Air Entertainment:
Dusk air displays, fireworks, the Beat Retreat Sunset Ceremony, live music and lots of great fun in the lower gardens. There will be fireworks on Friday from Boscombe Pier and Saturday from Bournemouth Pier, both at 10pm.


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Breitling Wingwalkers - Bournemouth Air Festival.

Chinook - Bournemouth Air Festival.

Muscle Pitts Special - Bournemouth Air Festival.

Dusk Displays
As if the daytime flying display line-up wasn't stellar enough, get set for some star-studded performances in the Night Air dusk programme, supported by the Air Festival Patrons Club. See the Breitling Jet Team, Fireflies and Twister Pair combo - a BAF first, Otto the Helicopter and an extra special nighttime jump from the Tigers Freefall Team.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 7pm

Head to the beach for a great view of the festival's legendary firework displays - setting off from Bournemouth Pier.
Friday & Saturday, 10pm

Bournemouth Stage
Once again, Night Air welcomes fantastic live music and tribute acts, including the UK Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder Tribute Band and U2 2.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, support acts from 6.10pm / tribute acts 8-10pm

Family Entertainment
For great family entertainment after the sun goes down, head to Bournemouth's historic Lower Gardens. Get made up with face painting from Incredible Faces, show off in circus workshops with Jamie Jumbo and be wowed by demonstrations from Liberty's Centre Birds of Prey, fire performances from Simon Chainey and magic and party fun with Count Backwards.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 6-9pm

Royal Marines
On Thursday and Friday evening at 6.30pm, watch the Royal Marines demonstrate unarmed combat in the Lower Gardens. Then on Saturday, catch the atmospheric Beat Retreat Sunset Ceremony, performed by HM RM Band Portsmouth, followed by unarmed combat from 6.30pm.