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Since 2008 the Air Festival has welcomed more than 7 million people to the UK’s leading resort.  The Patrons scheme was launched in 2010 and has raised in excess of £80,000 for Air Festival charities, nominated by the Armed Forces. In 2015 Air Festival organisers were awarded gold as Visit England’s Tourism Event of the Year.

Award winning and internationally renowned we have welcomed incredible jets and display teams, had year-on-year increased assets from the RAF and RN (who regard the festival as a key event in their calendar), won the Green Apple environmental award in 2011 and been recognised for Marketing and PR by the European Airshow Council (2010, 2012 and 2014).

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY NOTICE: Please be aware that official event photographers will be on site for the duration of the festival. By entering the festival site, you consent to your image / likeness being captured and used in the future for marketing purposes. If you have concerns about the use of your image / likeness or that of your children / other family members, please speak to the photographer at the time.

DRONES: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are strictly not allowed to be flown at the event site, please do not bring any UAS or UAVs to the festival. It is against the law for any of these craft to be flown within the Restricted Airspace that is established at the Air Festival to protect the participating aircraft and display teams. Organisers are under strict rules to cancel the flying display programme if drones are flying in the dedicated approved air space. Please be aware drone operators will be prosecuted.

 

Charities

Since 2011 Bournemouth Air Festival has raised an estimated £100,000 for the Air Festival charities – it’s a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has bought a souvenir brochure, joined the Patrons Club or supported us by wearing a charity wristband, we couldn’t have done it without you!

This year’s military nominated Air Festival charities are three exceptional charities – Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC), ABF The Soldiers Charity and the Jon Egging Trust.

Charity cheque presentation

Charity cheque presentation

 

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