Bournemouth Air Festival 2022 – What’s On Day One – Thursday

The 2022 Bournemouth Air Festival is back once again for an incredible four days of first class entertainment!

Flying is due to start today at 1.00pm however please note that aircraft are subject to availability and weather conditions and flying times may be subject to change at any time.

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 download the Bournemouth Air Festival app for free on iOS and Android, and if you’ve purchased a programme you can access the up dated timetable via the app using your unique code.

Plus tune into Hot Radio on 102.8FM for live commentary and interviews throughout the event!

Thursday’s Flying Schedule

Daytime Displays 1.00pm till 2.15pm

T-67 Firefly
Hawker Fury & P47 Thunderbolt
Jet Pitts Biplane
Yak 50/52

Daytime Displays 3.00pm till 5.00pm

Memorial Flight – Lancaster/Hurricane/Spitfire
Chinook & Extra 300
P-51 Mustang
RAF Red Arrows

Dusk Displays 7.30pm till 8.30pm

Tigers Parachute Display Team
OTTO the Helicopter

What else is on?

The festival site is open from 10.00am with plenty to see and do on the beach between the Bournemouth and Boscombe piers, up on the East Overcliff and down in the Lower Gardens. The Royal Navy village, located on the beach, has interactive attractions and demonstrations, plus you can meet serving and former personnel and learn more about the navy and its charities. In the Army village, also on the beach, you can get up close to army equipment like the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank, and meet soldiers who can tell you more about life in the army. Up on the East Overcliff you’ll find the popular RAF Village where you can meet the support teams for the Typhoon, Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Chinook, plus get information about a career in the RAF.

Other attractions include:

Sandstorm Art Club in the Lower Gardens – 10.00am to 3.00pm

Liberty’s Owls in the Lower Gardens – 10.00am to 7.00pm

Unarmed Combat at the Royal Navy Drop Zone on the beach – 11:30am to 11:45am

Army Household Division Specialist Contemporary Band at the Bandstand in the Lower Gardens – 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Local Vintage Acts at the Bandstand in the Lower Gardens – 1.00pm to 6.00pm

Route 66 on the Beach Stage – 5.00pm to 6.00pm

Liberty Owls Flying Display in the Lower Gardens – 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Unarmed Combat in the Lower Gardens – 6.20pm to 6.40pm

Casablanca on the screen in the Lower Gardens – 7:45pm to 9:30pm

Big Night Out on the Beach Stage – 8:30pm – 10.00pm

Find out more about the aircraft and the festival by visiting our Bournemouth Air Festival page. And please remember this is for guidance only, times are subject to weather and aircraft availability.

Photo credit – Bournemouth Air Festival