RAFAT Red Arrows

The nation's favourite flying display team, the Red Arrows, returned after a two year gap. Displaying every day from about 3pm they were something no one wanted to miss.

Typhoon twisting through the grey clouds at the air show

RAF Typhoon

The mighty Typhoon was back ripping through Bournemouth’s skies! Last here in 2019 we were thrilled to welcome the team back to the festival. - displaying on all 4 days!

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

2021 saw the welcome return of the full complement - the Lancaster, the Hurricane and the hero of World War II -the every popular Spitfire

Ultimate Warbird Flights

Bournemouth Air Festival welcomed back the ultimate air display with four of the most iconic Warbirds - the Buchon, Supermarine Spitfire, P-47D Thunderbolt "Nellie" and TF-51D Mustang "Contrary Mary".

RAF HC6A Chinook

The unmistakable "wocka wocka" of the Chinook is one of the most distinctive sounds in the sky and we were delighted to welcome the team back to the festival again in 2021

PG 63 Royal Navy Wildcat

Back for 2021 was the solo Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter – a regular in the skies at the festival,

Super Pitts Muscle Plane

Back by popular demand, Rich Goodwin in his Muscle Biplane Pitts S2S G-EWIZ took to the skies with his daredevil skill and spectacular displays.

The Fantastic Fireflies

Returning to display not only during the day but at dusk as well the Fireflies day displays included elements of close formation aerobatics and opposition and synchro work - all with white smoke filling the sky.

The Rolls Royce Supermarine Spitfire PS853

One of the best loved and most widely recognised British aircraft of all time the Supermarine Spitfire represents the pinnacle of the Spitfire’s development in terms of speed and altitude capability. A very welcome addition to the 2021 programme

Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team

The British Army’s Tigers were back again with absolute parachuting perfection.

Blades Aerobatic Display Team

Back again in 2021 wowing us with their breath-taking skill and daring aerobatics - the Blades are the only civilian team who have displayed at every Bournemouth Air Festival.

Night Air Displays

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

RAF Typhoon dusk displays

Not only was the mighty Typhoon back during the day but it also displayed at dusk

The Fantastic Fireflies - light up the darkness!

One of only a handful of aerobatic display teams in the world capable of offering twilight pyrotechnic displays

The British Army Tigers Freefall Parachute Display team

Once again the team dropped onto Bournemouth Beach at dusk with smoke trailing and flags flying- always a popular display