A ‘take-off’ of a different kind has been planned for what would have normally been Bournemouth’s summer highlight the much anticipated 13th air festival. Check out the highlights poster for this year’s event!

This year, the team behind the event have been working with Centre VR in Bournemouth to broadcast an online festival – celebrating all that is loved about it…on land, at sea, in the air and community fun!  Broadcasting online and via social media platforms, the Virtual Air Festival 2020 will be live Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August from Europe’s largest VR Centre with support from Live TV.

Entertainment will have hourly themes including Friday’s Royal Navy, Night Air and Air Festival Celebrations, Saturday’s Royal Air Force hour, the Red Arrows and Festival Fun and Sunday’s Daredevil Flying, Vintage Hour and a not to be missed Army slot. Here’s what you can expect to see:

FRIDAY – starts approx. 3pm
Fancy dress Friday – get your best flying outfit on, dress as a tank or an aircraft!  Send your pics in to us via the Facebook page
3pm Welcome – ‘doors to manual…lets take off!’
4pm Royal Navy hour – aircraft carriers, STEM, interviews and cheesy hammy eggy!
5pm Celebrate the Air Festival
6pm Night Air – flying, fireworks and where it all began

SATURDAY – starts approx. 1pm
Super Saturday!
1pm Welcome aboard
2pm RAF Hour – presenting a virtual village experience
3pm Red Arrows – STEM, engineering, interviews, tours and more
4pm Festival Fun – craft, interviews and competitions
5pm Night Air – music and displays

SUNDAY – Starts approx. 12:30pm
12:30pm Daredevil flying hour – hold on to your stomach!
1pm Vintage hour – dancing, cars and flying
2pm Army hour – tanks, tours and terrific fun
3pm Into land…..

Detailed hourly info will be posted next week with info about how to get involved – questions, competitions and more! A full set of FAQs is available here.

Virtual Air Festival Library: