29th – 31st August – Dorset, BH1 3AF

Event Organised by: BCP Council
Flying Display Director: TSA Consulting Ltd

The Bournemouth Air Festival, organised by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, will return on Thursday 29th – Saturday 31st August 2024.

Event organisers are planning a packed programme of world-class aerobatic displays with entertainment for all ages along 1.5 miles of award-winning coastline. 

Visitors can expect fairground rides, Pier to Pier trading, fireworks, vintage displays and demonstrations from the Army and Navy. 

The landmark festival is also hoping to inspire budding engineers with an enhanced STEM Village (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) on the beach, featuring exciting demonstrations and displays from local and national companies.

Official Event Livestream

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Previous Events

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Aircraft Participation

Last updated: Monday, July 15, 2024

Military Operators

Royal Air Force

  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (F) 29Sqn/RAF Typhoon Display Team (THURS/FRI/SAT)
  • Grob Tutor T1 (F) 115Sqn/RAF Tutor Display Team (FRI/SAT)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Avro Lancaster B1 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Supermarine Spitfire (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hawker Hurricane Iic (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT)

Royal Navy

  • Black Cats – Leonardo Wildcat HMA2 (F) (TBC) (Solo or Duo)

British Army

  • Red Devil Army Parachute Display Team (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT)

Historic Aircraft & Civilian Operators

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Types

  • Westland Wasp HAS1 (F) (TBC) NavyWings Heritage Flight (THURS/FRI/SAT)
  • Westland Gazelle HT2/3 x 4 (F) (TBC) Gazelle Squadron (FRI/SAT)
  • SAAB AJS37 Viggen (F) (THURS/FRI) Swedish Air Force Historic Flight (THURS/FRI)
  • SAAB J35J Draken (F) (THURS/FRI) Swedish Air Force Historic Flight (THURS/FRI)


  • Fairey Swordfish (F) (TBC) NavyWings Heritage Flight (THURS/FRI/SAT)
  • Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (F) Sally-B/B-17 Preservation Ltd (SAT ONLY)


  • Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers – Boeing Stearman x 2 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT)
  • Pilots of the Purple Twilight  – Schweizer S300C (F) (TBC) (THURS/FRI/SAT)
  • Firebirds – Vans Rv4 x 2 (F) (TBC) (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