Latest update from air festival organisers:
17.00 – Flying has been suspended after Wingwalkers plane crashes into sea near Sandbanks Ferry at Bournemouth Air Festival.
17.10 Flying has been suspended for this evening. It is our intention to have a display programme reinstated for tomorrow. The festival site remains open and all ground-based activities continue with the Birds of Prey, Beat Retreat, trading, Sing-a-long Grease and the fireworks.
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.
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 1.00pm. 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 http://bournemouthair.co.uk/app/
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 http://bournemouthair.co.uk/app/
Plus tune into Hot Radio on 102.8FM for commentary throughout the event!
Saturday’s Flying Schedule
Daytime Displays: 1.00pm till 2.15pm
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Super Pitts Muscle Plane
Tigers Parachute Display Team
Daytime Displays: 3.00pm till 5.00pm
RAF Red Arrows
RN Black Cat Helicopter
Ultimate Fighters & The Blades
The Blades Aerobatic Display Team
Dusk Displays: 7.15pm till 8.20pm
Tigers Parachute Display Team
Prince of Wales Army Band – 12 Noon till 1.00pm at the Lower Gardens bandstand.
Sunseeker Sail Past Parade – 2.15pm till 2.45pm
Liberty’s Owl, Raptor And Reptile Centre Display – 5.30pm in the Lower Gardens.
HM RM Band Collingwood Beat Retreat Sunset Ceremony – 6.40pm till 7.10pm in the Lower Gardens.
Fireworks at Bournemouth Pier – 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.