One of Cambridgeshire's oddest traditions gets under way this morning...
The Bournemouth Air Festival Returns!
The greatest aerial display team in the world, The Red Arrows, will be wowing the Festival crowds in Bournemouth once more.
The Diamond Nine, who have been thrilling audiences for more than 45 years, will be flying as a seven-ship display three times during the UK’s largest free aviation event. The Reds will appear on Friday 31st at 2pm and Saturday 1st September at 12.30pm .
Jon Weaver, Air Festival Director said:
“It’s poignant we open the Air Festival with a fantastic display by the Red Arrows, kicking off the much anticipated aerial extravaganza.”
Over the free, four-day event, there will also be helicopter displays, military jets, spitfires, the famous Vulcan Bomber, parachute displays, a mock beach assault and dusk air flights with pyrotechnics and fireworks.
Official 2012 Bournemouth Air Festival line-up
Friday: 2pm-5pm/ dusk air displays 7.15-8.30pm/ Night Air 6-10pm
Saturday: 12.30pm-4.15pm/ Night Air 6-10pm
Sunday : 1-4.30pm
Find out more details HERE.
Air displays include:
-Tornado Role Demo
-Black Cats Helicopter Display Team
Plus Royal Navy Ships:
HMS York, HMS Severn and RFA Mounts Bay
Other aircraft confirmed:
-Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and Lynx
Also confirmed are the Tigers parachute display team, the SWIP Team duo, Tucano, Viking amphibious all-terrain vehicles, King Air and a thrilling re-enactment of a daring sea rescue of a downed pilot featuring a Catalina, Me109, P-51 and a Spitfire.
This year the Jon Egging Trust is one of the three nominated Air Festival charities, alongside Hounds for Heroes and the Royal Marines Royal Navy Charity (RNRMC).
£1 from every sale of the official Air Festival brochure will be divided between them as will £10 from every new Patron’s donation. For more information and patrons details visit www.bournemouthair.co.uk
Follow the show on Twitter @bmthairfest or join their Facebook page Bournemouth Air Festival
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