Bournemouth’s fantastic free Air Festival

Award-winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Air Festival has entertained more than 9.2 million people since 2008.

What’s on?
30 August – 2 September 2018.
Whatever you want to see, be it on land, sea or in the air – don’t forget that you can get the best views right on the beach.

Breitling Jet Team
Performing for the first time at this year’s Air Festival the Breitling Jet Team have not displayed at a UK civilian air show for nearly 15 years and never on the south coast of England. A first for Bournemouth!

RAF Red Arrows
One of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams the Red Arrows represent the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force and we are delighted that they will yet again be gracing the skies over Bournemouth this year.

RAF HC2 Chinook
The unmistakable “wocka wocka” of the Chinook is one of the most distinctive sounds in the sky and it makes a welcome return to Bournemouth again this year. Always a crowd pleaser.

Super Pitts Muscle Plane
In an Air Festival first, pilot Rich Goodwin will be showcasing the Muscle Biplane Pitts S2S G-EWIZ. This daredevil routine will combine aerial manoeuvres and high energy muscle biplane aerobatics!

Step onto the sandy shore of the Atlantic ocean for a traditional tend dining. You’ll get a bit of Egyptian dining experience – Though Beduins traditionally dwell in deserts, their culture inspired this seaside dining experience, which features authentic Egyptian cuisine and entertainment.

Getting here
Here is where you will find all you need to make your way to the Air Festival – whether it’s by car, using the park & ride service, public transport, bus, coach, train or boat.
Park & Ride
During the Festival Park & Ride will operate at the following sites:
Kings Park postcode: BH7 7AF (£10 per car Thursday & Sunday and £12 Friday & Saturday)
Thursday 9.00am – last bus at 11pm
Friday 9am – last bus at 11pm
Saturday 9am – last bus at 11pm
Sunday 9am – last bus at 7pm
Redhill Park postcode: BH9 2SW (£12 per car Friday and Saturday, £10 Sunday)
Friday 9am – last bus 11pm
Saturday 9am – last bus at 11pm
Sunday 9am – last bus at 7pm

Public transport
If you choose to come by car, we always recommend the park and ride service, (details to be released soon) however, should you wish to park in the town centre, do check out car park locations and charges.

During the Air Festival coach drop off points are available on Westover Road (BH1 2BU). Coach parking: Queens Road coach and car park (BH2 6BE) will be available for coach parking on all four days of the festival. Please note: coach parking at Kings Park will not be available during the duration of the Air Festival. Please refer to this map for details about our road closures.

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