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Gerald Cooper

Day Two – Friday at Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

Day two of the 2016 Bournemouth Air Festival sees some more aircraft displays and a fireworks display, plus some more fantastic live music.

So what’s in store on day two?

Once again the festival site opens at 10.00am with 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!

And don’t miss the Red Devils taking on the PierZip at 12:30pm!

The flying displays start at 2.00pm on Friday but please note aircraft are subject to availability and weather conditions. Flying times/line up 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. You can also visit the Bournemouth Echo website for regular updates.

2.00pm to 3.00pm

Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Royal Navy Flypast
Royal Navy Swordfish
Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team
AeroSuperBatics Breitling Wingwalkers

3.00pm to 4.00pm

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

4.00pm to 5.00pm

Xtreme Air XA41 Gerald Cooper
B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B
Swiss Air Force Puma Helicopter Display Team
Royal Air Force Typhoon Display Team (4.45pm)

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.

You will be able to enjoy some great live music on Bournemouth Stage from 8pm till 10pm with music from ‘Ultimate Earth Wind & Fire’ performing hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Meanwhile the Boscombe Stage is party night! ‘Hits on the Beach’ features music from Kaiser Chiefs, Travis, Calum Scott, and Imani Williams. This is a ticketed event – click here to buy online.

The Night Air Dusk Displays start from 8.25pm with displays from Otto Helicopter & Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team, Aerosparx Aerobatic Display Team, RAF Typhoon and The Red Devils Parachute Regiment Display Team.

Finally enjoy a 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.