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  • ""Just a line to say thank you from all the ops team at Bournemouth Tourism for your support and guidance for this year’s Air Show . We’ve had some great feedback and are very grateful to have had the REM team onsite with us.

    Our seafront team have specifically commented on the contractor liaison and general production load in and out which worked well this year with minimal disruption for them with the reduced vehicles onsite. From a crowd perspective, the backstage area relieved a lot of build-up on the promenade.

    We’ll look forward to receiving your feedback and hope to work with you all again soon""

    Ops team, Bournemouth Tourism

Bournemouth Air Show

We do like to be beside the seaside, which combined with one of the best air shows in the world, record visitor numbers and the occasional ice cream must mean its Bournemouth Air Festival.

An estimated 1.2m people attended the four day show with the Coastguard confirming that 1,000 boats provided a view from the water.

The Red Arrows, a Spitfire, Hurricane, Dakota, RAF Typhoon and the last British Lancaster bomber all took part. The festival was also the biggest joint venture between the Royal Navy, the Army, Royal Air Force and the Royal Marines in their 350th year.

95 year old wing walker Tom Lackey kicked off the festival, favourites the Red Arrows performed on all 4 days and the RAF Typhoon provided the finale to a fantastic event.

On the ground there were 1.5 miles of trading stalls and ground displays located between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers. The Royal Marines performed unarmed combat demonstrations every day and a beach Commando Assault on the Saturday and Sunday mornings. Moored up in the bay was an impressive flotilla of Royal Navy vessels alongside the French Navy’s FS Sagittarie with HMS Westminster open to visitors.

And if that wasn’t enough as the sun went down the ‘Night Air‘programme kicked in. A Rolls Royce Spitfire kicked things off followed by O’Briens Flying Circus and the Twister Duo who set the skies alight with The Red Devils Parachute Team, finishing the evening line up.

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