Bournemouth Air Festival
|Bournemouth Air Show|
The Bournemouth Air Festival is an annual air show held along the coast at Bournemouth, in Dorset, England. It has featured aircraft from the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, as well as civil aviation displays.
The first Bournemouth Air Festival was held from 28–31 August 2008, attracting over 750,001 visitors.
Its second year, 2009, was held from 20–23 August and attendance almost doubled to an estimated 1,344,000 people. Aircraft at the 2009 festival included:
- Avro Lancaster
- Supermarine Spitfire
- Avro Vulcan
- Hawker Hurricane
- Sally B
- Eurofighter Typhoon
- Yakovlev Yak-50
Aerobatic aerial displays were provided by:
Additional ground displays were provided by:
- Royal Marine Commando Beach Assault Display
- Royal Marine Commando Unarmed Combat Display
- Band of the Royal Marines
The 2010 Bournemouth Air Festival was marred by poor weather although the general public still enjoyed the static displays and the small amount of flying that took place.
|Wikinews has related news: Red Arrows pilot killed at 2011 Bournemouth air display|
The 2011 event took place between 18–21 August. On Saturday 20 August, one of the Red Arrows, Red Four, crashed in a field near Bournemouth Airport. The pilot, Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, was killed in the accident.
The 2013 show took place between Thursday 29 August and Sunday 1 September.
The main display line up was:
Thursday only - Rv8tors; Swordfish WW2 Bomber
Not Thursday - AAC Lynx Helicopter; B17 Flying Fortress 'Sally B'; RAF Chinook
Saturday and Sunday only - De' Havilland Vampire; Gloster Meteor
Sunday only - Avro Vulcan XH558
Friday and Sunday only - RAF Typhoon
Not Sunday - Red Arrows
All Days etc. - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight; Gerald Cooper Aerobatics (Sbach 300); Hawker Hunter 'Miss Demeanour'; Hawker Hunter and De' Havilland Sea Vixen flypasts; Jet Provest; Patrouille Reva; RAF Tucano; RAF Tutor; Royal Navy Lynx Helicopter; Royal Navy Merlin Helicopter; The Blades; The Tigers Parachute Team
Night Air on The Piers
Friday 19th August:
- Kaiser Chiefs (performance cancelled due to weather)
Saturday 20th August:
All performances cancelled due to weather
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-26.
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