Written by John Butterworth
The 2017 Bournemouth Air Festival returned for its 10th year with a staggering amount of support from the Armed Forces and three exciting new Night Air music evenings.
The Royal Navy brought four warships, a large amphibious command ship complete with helicopters, Royal Marines and landing craft, Royal Navy Black Cats helicopter display team and Commando helicopters.
Plus, we enjoyed the famous amphibious beach assault demonstrations and beachfront Royal Navy Village, all bolstered tremendously by the world class music from the Royal Marines Band.
Bournemouth’s aviation show hosted over 3-days of Red Arrows displays.
Supported with a multitude of Royal Navy assets, Pier to Pier county show trading stalls and Wave105 staging three nights of music, including Proms on the Beach, the best chart acts and a celebration of dance music, the festival is more than an airshow!
In the air the Red Arrows displayed on Thursday 31st August (6pm), Friday 1st September (3:30pm) and Saturday 2nd September (12-noon).
Plus, flights/performances from The Blades, Tigers Parachute Team, Breathing Wingwalkers, Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG15, The Great War Display Team, Yakovlevs, P-51 Mustang, Otto the Helicopter, MK82A BAC Strikemaster, Bristol Blenheim, Sally B: B17 Flying Fortress, Twister Aerobatics Team, Red Devils, Chinook, Gerald Cooper and DeHavilland Vampire.
Image credit: Bournemouth Tourism
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