Bournemouth Air Festival 2023 – What’s On Day Three – Saturday

It’s day three of the 2023 Bournemouth Air Festival and today is set to be the busiest so make sure you get down there earlier to secure your favourite viewing spot as once again there is an incredible line up of entertainment!

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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. 

Saturday’s Flying Schedule

Daytime Displays 1.00pm till 2.30pm

Tigers Parachute Display team
T-67 Firefly
Bronco Demo Team
Firebirds – RV4 x2
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Lancaster & Typhoon FGR4
Typhoon FGR4

Daytime Displays 2.50pm till 5.15pm

Tutor Display Team – Tutor T1
Chinook HC6A
Yakovlevs – YAK 50
Rolls Royce Heritage Flight – Spitfire XIX & P-51 Mustang
DH Vampire FB.52
Fairey Swordfish & Wasp HAS1
Wasp HAS1
Fairey Swordfish
The Starlings – Extra 300NG & CAP232
Pitts S2S
RAF Red Arrows – 5.00pm

Dusk Displays 7.25pm till 8.30pm

Spitfire XIX
Typhoon FGR4
Firebirds – RV4 x2
Otto – Schweizer 300
Tigers Parachute Display team

Plus don’t miss the fireworks spectacular at 10.00pm!

What else is on?

Up on East Overcliff a variety of Vintage Cars will be on display between 9.00am and 6.00pm.

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.

The Commando Recruiting Team will be giving Unarmed Combat Demonstrations in the Lower Gardens at 6.20pm followed by The Beat Retreat Sunset Ceremony at 6.45pm.

And the family favourite film Grease (PG) will be shown on the big screen, also in the Lower Gardens, at 7.45pm.

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.

Image credit – Red Arrows – credit BCP Tourism BAF21

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