31st August – 3rd September 2017, Bournemouth Seafront, Dorset

Last updated: August 3, 2017 at 13:47 pm

One airshow that’s taken the airshow circuit by storm is the Bournemouth Air Festival. 2014 saw crowds of over 1.3 million along the beaches. The cliff provide a superb vantage point to watch the flying from with many displays at eye-level or below! The RAF, Royal Navy and civilian displays take place over four days. Away from the flying, they’ll be ground entertainment featuring fireworks, marching bands and more from 10am-10pm (5pm on Sunday).

Images from 2016 Event

Essential Show Information


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Latest Aircraft Participation

Royal Air Force

  • Red Arrows – BAE Systems Hawk T1 x 9 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Avro Lancaster B1 (F) (THURS/FRI)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Douglas Dakota III (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Supermarine Spitfire (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hawker Hurricane IIc (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Boeing Chinook HC4/6 (F) (FRI)
  • Airbus Helicopters Puma HC2 (FP) (THURS)

Royal Navy

  • BAE Systems Hawk T1 x 2 (F) 736NAS/RN Beach Assault (SAT/SUN)
  • Leonardo Merlin HM2 (F) RNAS Culdrose/RN Beach Assault (SAT/SUN)

British Army

  • Red Devils Parachute Display Team (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT) 
  • Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN) Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Types

  • BAC Strikemaster Mk82a x 2 (F) NWMAS (SAT/SUN)
  • BAC Jet Provost T5 (F) via NWMAS (SUN)
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTi (F) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron (THURS/FRI/SUN)
  • de Havilland Vampire FB6 (F) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron (SAT/SUN)
  • de Havilland Vampire T55 (F) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron (SAT/SUN)


  • Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (F) Sally-B (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • North American P-51D Mustang (F) Boultbee Academy (THURS/FRI)
  • Bristol Blenheim 1F (F) Aircraft Restoration Company (FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Supermarine Spitfire IX (F) OFMC (SUN)
  • Hispano HA1112-M1L Buchon (F) ARCo (SUN)
  • Great War Display Team – Avro 504K (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Great War Display Team – Sopwith Triplane (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Great War Display Team – RAF BE2c (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Great War Display Team – RAF SE5a x 3 (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Great War Display Team – Fokker Dr1 x 2 (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Great War Display Team – Junkers CL1 x 2 (F) (SAT/SUN)


  • ‘OTTO’ – Schweizer 300C (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT) 
  • The Blades – Extra 330LP x 4 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Breitling Wingwalkers – Boeing Stearman x 1 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • XtremeAir XA41 (F) Gerald Cooper (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Yakovlevs – Yakovlev Yak-52/50 x 2/4 (F) (Pairs – SAT, Fourship – SUN)
  • Twister Aerobatics Team – Silence SA1100 Twister x 2 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT)

AIRCRAFT” – New Addition, (F) – Flying Display, (S) – Static Display, (F/S) – Flying and Static Display, (FP) – Flypast Only, (V) – Visiting Aircraft, (SP) – Support Aircraft, “AIRCRAFT” & (TBC)Participation To Be Confirmed by Organiser

CREDITS: Red Devils Parachute Display Team, OTTO the Helicopter, The Blades (Twitter), Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team, Great War Display Team, NavyWings