Bournemouth from Sandbanks Beach by Len Williams © http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3779564

Bournemouth Air FestivalBournemouth
Westover Road
Dorset BH1 2BU

 

The Bournemouth Air Festival is held over a period of four days in August each year.

This festival has quickly earned a place in the air show calendar, with crowds in excess of a million visitors attending.

The lineup of participants can vary, however it has included the Red Bull Team as well as heritage planes such as Spitfire and Mustang and the Avro Vulcan bomber. Supporting have been the Royal Marines, the RAF display teams including the Red Arrows plus the Royal Navy ‘Westland Lynx’ helicopter.

The organisers state that they have set their goal – ‘Bournemouth Air Festival ... the biggest and best free aviation event in the UK

We suggest that air show enthusiasts pencil in August in their diaries. Just imagine watching acrobatic aircraft swooping overhead as you watch from the beach.

A more complete listing of entrants and displays will be available closer to the date of the air show. There will of course be bands, stalls and fireworks and live entertainment.

When     Around the second last weekend in August
Cost       FREE
Where    Located between Bournemouth Pier and Boscombe Pier and in the Lower Gardens
 
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