Red arrows fly in formation with blue and red smoke coming out of them

RAFAT Red Arrows

For the second year running Bournemouth is delighted to welcome back the nation's favourite flying display team, the Red Arrows to display once again on all 4 days of the Festival.

RAF Typhoon

Ripping through Bournemouth's skies the mighty Typhoon will be back again this year and, like the Red Arrows, will be displaying on all 4 days!

The famous Lancaster bomber and spitfire planes, flying in formation over the countryside

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) "Lest we Forget"

The full complement of the Lancaster, the Hurricane and the ever popular Spitfire, hero of World War II, will once again be flying majestically over Bournemouth Bay this year commemorating those who have fallen in the service of this country, to promote the modern day Air Force and inspire the future generations.

RAF HC6A Chinook

The unmistakable "wocka wocka" of the Chinook is one of the most distinctive sounds in the sky and we are delighted to welcome the team back to the festival again in 2023

Super Pitts Muscle Bi-Plane

Rich Goodwin is back with his G-JPIT Muscle Bi-Plane, which he has reengineered to include two massive ATM Lynx jet engines so look forward to being wowed with even more unique aerobatic manoeuvres this year.

The Tigers Freefall Team

The British Army Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team will be back again with absolute parachuting perfection.

Spitfire flying through the skies

Supermarine Spitfire MK. XIX

One of the best loved and widely recongnised British aircraft of all time. A timeless classic.

Plane flying through sky alone

Yakovlev Aerobatic Display

Plane flying upside down

T-67 Firefly

WASP helicopter taking off

WASP HAS1 Helicopter

Two white and blue planes split of in the air


p51 Mustang plane

P-51 Mustang

Swordfish bi plane flying past a union jack

Fairey Swordfish

Two black planes fly close together in sky

The Starlings - Extra 300NG

Greyplane flying in blue skies

Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron - deHavilland Vampire

Bronco Demo Team - OV-10 Bronco

Night Air Displays

Bournemouth Air Festival wouldn’t be the award-winning event it is without its incredible Night Air dusk displays.

Black and white image of the RAF typhoon

RAF Typhoon dusk displays

Not only is the mighty Typhoon back during the day but it will also display at dusk.

Otto the helicopter with fireworks flying off

Otto - Schweizer 300

The incredible and chaotic Otto returns in his Schweizer 300 to wow festival goers with his helicopter firewok display at night!

Fireworks flying off the fireflies plane during a dusk performance at the air show


The majestic Firebirds will once again be performing their awe-inspiring night air routine for all to enjoy.