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Day Three – Saturday at Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Saturday of the 2016 Bournemouth Air Festival is set to be a full on day with plenty of action on the land and in the air.

So what’s in store on day three?

The festival site will open at 10.00am so get down nice and early and peruse the 1.5 miles of trading stands along the seafront between the Bournemouth and Boscombe piers. Here you will also find the Army Village, the Royal Navy Village and the Royal Marines Commando. At Pier Approach you will find the RAF Village which features a mock up of a full size Chinook plus the Red Arrows support team!

Not to be missed is the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Beach Assault which will take place on the beach from 12.30pm. Watch as the Royal Marines storm the beaches and run the vessels ashore, just watch out for the loud bangs and gun shots!

The flying displays start earlier on Saturday but please note aircraft are subject to availability and weather conditions. Flying times may be subject to change. For an up to date flying timetable please purchase a souvenir programme which will allow you access to the online timetable which is updated throughout the event.

Update 20/08 11.30am – Beach assault and daytime flying displays cancelled

1.00pm to 2.00pm

Great War Display Team
Mitchell B25 Bomber
B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B

2.00pm to 3.00pm

Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
BAC Strikemaster
Xtreme Air XA41 Gerald Cooper
Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team
AeroSuperBatics Breitling Wingwalkers

3.00pm to 4.00pm

The Blades Aerobatic Display Team
The Tigers Parachute Display Team
The Red Arrows (3.45pm)

4.00pm to 5.00pm

Swiss Air Force Puma Helicopter Display Team
Royal Air Force Typhoon Display Team (4.35pm)

From 6.00pm the RAF Queens Colour Squadron will once again be performing a drill on the East Overcliff followed by a performance by HM RM Band Collingwood Beat Retreat.

There will be a fabulous combat display from the RM Unarmed Combat Display Team at 6.15pm and from 7.00pm there will be entertainment in the Lower Gardens including children’s entertainment.

CANCELLED 20/08 8.30AM: Live music on Bournemouth Stage will come from ‘Roy G Hemmings Motown Show’ from 8pm till 10pm, great Motown and Soul tunes!

CANCELLED 20/08 8.30AM: Boscombe Stage is dance night! ‘Sunsets on the Beach’ features a range of artists and will be headlined by Example. This is a ticketed event – click here to buy online.

The last of the Night Air Dusk Displays start from 8.20pm with displays once again from Otto Helicopter & Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team, Aerosparx Aerobatic Display Team and The Red Devils Parachute Regiment Display Team.

Finally enjoy another fabulous free fireworks display at 10.00pm from Bournemouth Pier!

Find out more about the acts and the festival by visiting our Bournemouth Air Festival page.