Breitling Jet Team

They were amazing and performed for the first time at the festival - it was their first time on the south coast...a first for Bournemouth!

RAF Red Arrows

One of the world's premier aerobatic display teams the Red Arrows completed three incredible, adrenaline pumping displays.

RAF HC2 Chinook

The unmistakable "wocka wocka" of the Chinook is one of the most distinctive sounds in the sky it was great to welcome the team back to the festival.

Super Pitts Muscle Plane

In an Air Festival first, pilot Rich Goodwin showcased his Muscle Biplane Pitts S2S G-EWIZ - what an incredible daredevil routine he performed!

Tigers Parachute Display Team

The British Army Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team were back again - this time completing four day time jumps and a dusk jump as well, another festival first for the team!

Team Raven

It was great to welcome Team Raven with their dynamic formation aerobatic skills to the festival for the first time!

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) - Spitfire

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) - Hurricane

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Dakota

Operating from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire it is always an honour to welcome the aircraft of the BBMF - this year our skies were graced with the Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota.

Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers

Demonstrating their sky high skill it was easy to see why the AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers operate one of the best known and loved civilian air display acts in Europe.

The Blades

The only civilian team to display at every Air Festival, the Blades were back again to wow us with their breath-taking skill and sky high daring!

Sally B - B17

The Sally B first appeared at the Air Festival in 2009 and we were delighted to welcome her back again!

Strikemaster Pair

The BAC Strikemaster Mk82A roared over the Bournemouth coastline - displaying with the Vampire Pair and on Sunday the addition of the MiG in a historical heritage flypast.

Vampire Pair

Back with a bite the Vampire Pair, performed in close formation with the Strikemaster Pair, a first for the Air Festival - and again on Sunday with the MiG.

Twister Duo

The beautiful, grace and skill of the Twister Team were demonstrated again in both day and dusk displays - dusk was extra special as they took to the skies with the Fireflies.

Bremont Great War Display Team

They impressed the crowds again with their incredible routine in the Bournemouth skies and we were delighted to welcome them back this summer.


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

Otto the Helicopter

Piloted by Brendan O’Brien, the incredible “Otto” the Helicopter, complete with spectacular pyrotechnic effects, was a sight to behold - just beautiful!

Twisters & Fireflies combo

This year the Fireflies Aerobatic Display team performed with the Twister Pair, creating a truly stunning night show!

Breitling jet team dusk display

Bournemouth was the only place in the UK you could see them this summer. Their daytime displays were awesome and their and to see dusk display was just beautiful!