Bournemouth Air Festival 2019 – What’s On Day Three – Saturday

The weekend has arrived and today is set to be a busy one at the air festival so get down early and secure your viewing spot!

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. 

There will actually be a ‘meet and greet‘ with the pilots from 11am to 12pm at the Best Western Hotel Royale including the pilots from the Saab Draken, RAF Typhoon Display Team and others! This is on a first come, first served basis so get down there early!

Up on the East Overcliff you will find the RAF Village which has a host of attractions including the popular Chinook replica and an interactive VR experience!  

HMS Argyll and RFA Lyme Bay will be moored out in the bay and throughout the festival you can take a boat trip to see these impressive ships up close. Anchorage tours must be booked online and cost £10pp (over 10’s only).

The action in the air is due to start at 1.30pm. 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 timetable via the app using your unique code. For more details please visit

Plus tune into Air Festival Radio on 87.7FM for commentary throughout the event!

Saturday’s Flying Schedule

Daytime Displays: 1.30pm till 3.00pm

Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team
Tucano T1
The Ultimate Warbird Fighters
Royal Navy Wildcat HMA2 Helicopter
Super Pitts Muscle Bi-Plane S2S G-EWIZ
MiG 15 & T-33 Shooting Star

Daytime Displays: 3.45pm till 5.45pm

RAF Chinook, HC6A
Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team
Sea Fury T20
The Blades
Strikemaster Pair
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Saab J-35 Draken
Typhoon FGR4

Dusk Displays: 7.45pm till 8.30pm

Spitfire IX
Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team
Otto the Helicopter with Piper Cub
The Red Devils, Parachute Regiment Freefall Team

What else?

Lower Gardens Entertainment: 6.30pm till 7.00pm

Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Demonstration
Beat Retreat

Live Music at Bournemouth Pier: 7.00pm till 10.00pm

There will be live music on the stage at Bournemouth Pier from local rock and roll band The Roughcuts followed by The Los Palmas 6: The best Madness tribute act in the world!

Fireworks at Bournemouth Pier: 10.00pm

End the night with a bang with a fantastic, free fireworks display over the water.

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.