2016 – latest news
23rd June 2016:
Back to impress the hundreds of thousands of avid fans who annually flock to the UK’s leading seaside resort, the skies of Bournemouth will hosting displays from the awesome RAF Red Arrows and the mighty Typhoon, SallyB and The Blades, to name but a few, supported with a multitude of land, sea and air Royal Navy assets, Pier-to-Pier county show trading stalls and Wave105 staging three nights of music, including a ‘proms on the beach’ style concert, the best chart acts and a celebration of dance music.
New performances for 2016 come from the B25Mitchell Bomber, Strike Master and awe-inspiring Swiss Air Force Super Puma Helicopter Display Team. Display Pilot Captain Matthieu Ghiringhelli said; “On behalf of the Swiss Air Force I am delighted we will be participating at this summer’s Bournemouth Air Festival – we have heard great things about the event on the air show circuit. I hope visitors will enjoy watching the incredible agility demonstrated by the Super Puma Display Team – see you in August!”
The Red Arrows, supported by Morgan Sindall, will be performing at the festival and visitors can see the breath-taking team in action at the set time of 1545 (3.45pm) on all four days.
Relive last summer’s great festival with video highlights in the gallery opposite.
See you August 18th – 21st!
Bournemouth Air Festival 2016 – Buckle Up!
As the only summer destination for the UK’s best aviation entertainment Bournemouth will again be hosting incredible air displays, on the ground action and evening entertainment at the 9th Bournemouth Air Festival!
Taking place from 18 – 21 August the award-winning festival welcomes the awesome Red Arrows (on all 4 days), *alongside the mighty RAF Typhoon, Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team, Tigers Parachute Display Team, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and, new for this year, the Swiss Air Force Super Puma Team. Supported with a flotilla of Royal Navy ships, Pier-to-Pier and county show trading stalls the festival is not to be missed.
The famous amphibious Royal Navy and Royal Marine beach assault demonstrations, with beach front Royal Navy Village, and interactive RAF Village area, at Pier Approach, will both be returning.
Setting Bournemouth aside from other air shows, when the sun goes down, Night Air entertainment will light up the skies of the UK’s leading coastal resort with pyrotechnic night flying, street entertainment, awesome live music and military performances.
A free to attend event, the Bournemouth Air Festival is so much more than an air show!
For more information please visit bournemouthair.co.uk or follow our Facebook page for details and announcements.
*(as announced to date)