The 11th Bournemouth Air Festival takes to the skies today so what can you expect on day one?
The festival site opens at 10.00am and there is 1.5 miles of trading stands 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. HMS Diamond is moored in the bay and you can book an anchorage tour out to see her up close. At Pier Approach you will find the RAF Village which this year will feature a new static Typhoon and interactive virtual reality experience!
The action in the air is due to start at 2.30pm. 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 http://bournemouthair.co.uk/app/
Plus tune into Air Festival Radio on 87.7FM for commentary throughout the event!
Thursday’s Flying Schedule
Daytime Displays: 2.30pm till 5.45pm
Tigers Freefall Team
Super Pitts Muscle Plane
Aero SuperBatics Wingwalkers
The RAF Red Arrows will display at 5.30pm.
Dusk Displays: 8.00pm till 8.30pm
Twisters & Fireflies
Otto the Helicopter
Royal Marines Demo: 2.00pm
The Royal Marines Unarmed Combat demonstration is set to take place at 2.00pm on the beach.
Bournemouth Gardens Entertainment: 6.00pm till 9.00pm
There will be family entertainment in the Lower Gardens from 6pm until 9.00pm including Incredible Faces Face Painting, Jamie Jambo, Liberty’s Centre Birds of Prey and Count Backwards. Plus do not miss the Royal Marines Unarmed Combat demonstration at 6.30pm, also in the lower gardens.
Live Music: 6.15pm till 10.00pm
There will be live music on the Bournemouth Stage from ‘McGoozer’ at 6.16pm followed by ‘The UK Bee Gees’ at 8.00pm.
Find out more about the acts 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.