Bournemouth Air Festival 2019 – What’s On Day Two – Friday

It’s day two and today sees more aircraft displays, including the impressive Typhoon, a fireworks display, plus some fantastic live music.

Once again 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 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!

Friday’s Flying Schedule

Daytime Displays: 1.30pm till 3.00pm

Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team
Tucano T1
Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team
Royal Navy Wildcat HMA2 Helicopter
The Blades
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Daytime Displays: 3.45pm till 5.30pm

US Navy P-8A Poseidon Surveillance Aircraft
The Ultimate Warbird Fighters
AeroSuperBatics Wingwalker
Typhoon FGR4 – 4.15pm
Super Pitts Muscle Bi-Plane S2S G-EWIZ
Strikemaster Pair
RAF Chinook HC6A
Saab J-35 Draken

Dusk Displays: 7.30pm till 8.30pm

Typhoon FGR4 – 7.35pm
Spitfire IX
The Fireflies
Otto the Helicopter with Piper Cub

What else?

Lower Gardens Entertainment: 6.00pm till 8.00pm

Singing in the Bath (Frank Sinatra Tribute)
Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Demonstration – 6.30pm
Beat Retreat
Singing in the Bath (Frank Sinatra Tribute)

Live Music at Bournemouth Pier: 7.00pm till 10.00pm

There will be live music on the stage at Bournemouth Pier from local singer song writer and BBC introducing artist Lee Rasdall-Dove followed by the Elton John Tribute, I’m Still Standing Show.

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.