30th August – 2nd September 2018, Bournemouth Seafront, Dorset

Last updated: August 15, 2018 at 14:50 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).

A key event for 2018 will be a special vintage weekend, including a number of heritage aircraft and a poignant poppy drop.

Images from 2017 Event

Essential Show Information


Official Airshow Website

This Airshow is FREE!

Event News/Press Releases

Latest Aircraft Participation

Royal Air Force

  • Red Arrows – BAE Systems Hawk T1 x 9 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT)
  • Boeing Chinook HC6/6A (F) (FRI/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)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Douglas Dakota III (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)

British Army

  • The 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) (SAT/SUN) NWMAS
  • de Havilland Vampire FB52 (F) (SAT/SUN) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
  • de Havilland Vampire T55 (F) (SAT/SUN) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron


  • Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (F) Sally-B (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Great War Display Team – RAF SE5a x 2 (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Great War Display Team – RAF BE2c (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Great War Display Team – Sopwith Triplane (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)


  • Breitling Jet Team – Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros x 7  (F) (FRI/SAT + SAT NIGHT/SUN)
  • O’Brien’s Flying Circus – Schweizer 300C “OTTO (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT)
  • The Blades Aerobatic Team – Extra 300/330LP x 4 (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Team Raven – Vans RV4/8 x 5 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Twister Aerobatics Team – Silence SA1100 Twister x 2 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT)
  • FireFlies Aerobatic Team – Vans RV4 x 2 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Pitts S-2S Special (F) Rich Goodwin (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers – Boeing Stearman x 2 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)

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: Great War Display Team ; The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team ; O’Brien’s Flying Circus ; The Blades Aerobatic Team ; NavyWings