What was on – 2014

More than just an airshow, the 2014 Bournemouth Air Festival kicked off with 94 year old Wing Walker Tom Lackey at 1.15 pm on Thursday 28th August 2014.

Check out the sections below for an overview of what happened at the 2014 Air Festival!

You can download the 2014 Air Festival leaflet here

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In the air

The 2014 Air Festival flying kicked off at 1.25pm on Thursday with 94 year old wingwalker Tom Lackey. The Aircraft that displayed at the 2014 event are listed below;

Follow the links below to find out a bit more about the aircraft and what day they are flying at this year’s Air Festival…

The Red Arrows – Thursday / Friday/ Saturday / Sunday – Apprearing on all four days of the Festival this year

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Saturday / Sunday – Featuring an RAF Lancaster, Dakota, Spitfire and Hurricane.

The Vulcan - Saturday – The XH558 AVRO Vulcan

Hunter Jet – Miss Demeanour - Friday / Saturday

Sally-B – Friday / Saturday / Sunday – B-17 Flying Fortress Sally-B

Canberra – Sunday – English electric PR9 jet

Sea Vixen – Sunday – De Havilland Sea Vixen DN110 FAW

The RAF Typhoon - Friday / Saturday / Sunday – Royal Air Force Eurofighter jet

The RAF Tucano - Thursday / Friday / Saturday – The Tucano T1 jet

The RAF Tutor - Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday – A Grob Tutor aircraft

The RAF Chinook - Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday – RAF HC2 Chinook

Rolls Royce Spitfire - Thursday / Friday / Saturday – Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX-PS853

The Royal Navy Blackcats - Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday – Helicopter display team

The Royal Navy Merlin - Thursday / Friday / Saturday – RN Merlin HM1

Army Solo Lynx - Friday / Saturday / Sunday – The Army Lynx Helicopter

O’Brien’s Flying Circus - Thursday / Friday / Saturday

The Twister Aerobatic Solo - Thursday / Friday


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, 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