Bournemouth Air Festival 2021 – What’s On Day One – Thursday

The Bournemouth Air Festival is back!

Like many events, it was very much missed last year but, thanks to the hard work and dedication of many, the popular festival is ready to ‘bounce back’ with 4 days of fantastic aircraft and entertainment. The festival site opens at 10.00am and there is 1.5 miles of trading stands and funfair attractions along the seafront between the Bournemouth and Boscombe piers. Here you will also find the Army Village and the Royal Navy Village where you can find out more about joining, check out their military weapons and vehicles and meet members of the services.

Up on the East Overcliff you will find the Royal Navy Dive Tank, the RAF Village with a static Hawk display and interactive virtual reality experience and, new for 2021, the Atlas Elektronik UK STEM marquee where you will find a number of the region’s high profile companies and experts specialising in various STEM sectors.

The action in the air is due to start at 1.25pm. 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.

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. For more details please visit

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

Thursday’s Flying Schedule

Daytime Displays: 1.25pm till 2.15pm

Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Daytime Displays: 3.00pm till 4.00pm

RAF Red Arrows
RN Wildcat
Ultimate Fighters

Daytime Displays: 4.00pm till 5.15pm

The Blades Aerobatic Display Team
Rolls Royce Spitfire & Merlin
RAF Typhoon

Dusk Displays: 7.20pm till 8.25pm

Rolls Royce Spitfire
RAF Typhoon
Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team
Tigers Parachute Display Team

What else?

Royal Navy Unarmed Combat Demonstration – 11.30am opposite the Royal Navy Village and 6.20pm till 6.40pm in the Lower Gardens

Prince of Wales Army Band – 12 Noon till 1.00pm at the Lower Gardens bandstand.

HM RM Band Collingwood Beat Retreat Sunset Ceremony – 6.40pm till 7.10pm in the Lower Gardens

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.