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The skies will be hosting incredible performances from some of the world’s leading display teams and aircraft – check back next week for details!

Here’s last year’s video – on the ground, in the air, out at sea and into the evening…

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In the air

We are currently working on the flying display programme but you will be able to see the Red Arrows display on all 4-days, the awesome Typhoon, Tutor, Hawk T2 Role Demo Team,  Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, SallyB, The Tigers, The Blades, Twister Duo, Tutor and the Vulcan will be flying for the last time, on the south coast, Sunday afternoon, 23rd August.

The brochure is available to pre-order now!  Priced at £8 the brochure is now a bumper 100 pages, jam-packed with information, photos and the all important flying display programme.  £2 from each brochure sold will be donated between the 2015 Air Festival charities

Please check out the Air Festival Facebook page or back here for updates!

NEWS: Red Arrows times CONFIRMED for 2015
Thursday 20 August:       2.15pm
Friday 21 August:             3pm
Saturday 22 August:        1.45pm
Sunday 23 August:           3pm

 

On the ground and at sea

The Royal Navy & Army  once again demonstrated their land, sea and air capabilities with a number of great static and interactive displays at their Village area. The Army Village was located on Bournemouth seafront. Land vehicles that were on display included a Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank, a Jackal 2 weapons platform, a CVRT Scimitar Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle, and a Trojan Armoured Vehicle, as well as the Combat Support Boat, Terex Crane and 15t truck! There was a static Apache helicopter flight simulator, demo Gazelle and lots of Armoury including the AS90 gun, a L118 light gun and a Starstreak High Velocity Missile. There was also be unarmed combat demonstrations and the historic Beat Retreat performed by The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood.

The RAF Village featured a full size Chinook mock-up, elements of the RAF Central Band, a 591 Signals Unit, a No 3 Mobile Catering Squadron, a No1 Radio School, the RAF Recruiting and Motivational Outreach Team as well as stands from many of the participating display teams including the Red Arrows and charities such as Hounds for Heroes, the Jon Egging Trust, the Royal Air Force Association and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Festival Hospitality

At the heart of the air displays, on the seafront, the 2014 Air Festival Hospitality tent provided a first class experience with delicious food, chilled beverages and superb service.

Daytime and evening packages were available and included catering from Gideon Hitchin Catering!

Artist in Residence

In 2014 we had an official Air Festival Artist in Residence. David Bent, a leader in the world of modern aviation art, was at unique Festival locations over the 4-days completing a new painting created especially for the town. Spending time capturing unique views of aircraft from RFA Argus, beach side roof top and the Marriott Hotel, he was delighted to be taking part in the Air Festival. You can read the full press release here.

 

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Twitter, a list of Bournemouth Air Festival tweets

    • The Red Arrows flight times have been confirmed: 20th August: 2.15pm 21st August: 3pm 22nd August: 1.45pm 23rd August: 3pm
    • RT : For £250 you can join the Air Festival Patrons 100 Club. Call David 01202 556581 @BmthAirFest
    • RT : As a proud patron of we are very excited about this years' Festival! Call us now to book your hospitality package - 01202405010