Saturday of the 2017 Bournemouth Air Festival is set to be a full on day with plenty of action on the land and in the air.
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. New for 2017 is the Bournemouth Air Festival app which is free if you have purchased a programme. This app will also detail up to date flying timetables and can be activated with the code received with the programme. It is available on iOS and android. For more details please visit http://bournemouthair.co.uk/app/
RAF Red Arrows
1.30pm till 3.00pm
Great War Display Team
Tigers Parachute Display Team
Breitling Wingwalker Display
The Blades Aerobatic Display Team
Vampire Blue Pair
From 6.00pm there will be entertainment in the Lower Gardens including magic shows, plane making workshops, Liberty’s bird displays and face painting.
On East Overcliff from 6.15pm there will be a fabulous combat display from the RM Unarmed Combat Display Team followed by HM RM Band Collingwood performing Beat Retreat.
You will be able to enjoy some great free live music on Bournemouth Stage from 8.15pm with The Wonderband, a Stevie Wonder Tribute Band.
At Immense Air – the World’s first Plane on the Beach Bar and Restaurant – it’s Alex P, MTV, KISS FM and Ibiza Super DJ followed by Koh Pha Ngan – Full Moon Party! To purchase tickets please visit www.immenseair.com
Meanwhile at the Wave105 beach area there will be free entertainment and live music.
The Night Air Dusk Displays start from 7.55pm with displays full of pyrotechnics and lights!
7.55pm till 8.30pm
O’Briens Flying Circus
Otto The Helicopter
Red Devils Parachute Regiment
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.