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Bournemouth Air Festival In Photos

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We’ve been going to Bournemouth Air Festival since its inception in 2008 and seen it grow from strength to strength over the years.

We’ve sat in extreme weather (raincoats to blazing sunshine) and the excitement doesn’t pall.  It’s a fabulous atmosphere whether in the middle of everything or further away on Hengistbury Head.

We’re blessed that we don’t have far to travel at all and of course being local, know where to park and which back roads to use to avoid traffic.  The past few years there has been a Park and Ride very close to our home.  We used it one year but find it easier (and cheaper) to take our own car.

If you’re travelling to get to Bournemouth Air Festival then you can find out more about the park and ride on the website.

One year we spent a day at the beach between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers; a day at Hengistbury Head; an hour on the cliff above Durley Chine (to see the Vulcan on its last flight).

Follow the official Twitter feed @BmthAirFest to keep up to date with all things Bournemouth Air Festival (you’ll find out if there are any changes in the programme while you’re attending too).

Bournemouth Air Festival logo

My all time favourite photo in the Red Arrow tent in 2012. And yes, it was very red inside!

A selection of photos

Between the Piers (Friday)

At the start of the day – plenty of space that fills up very quickly.

On The Sea and Beach

Steamship Shieldhall at Bournemouth Air Festival

Above is the Steamship Shieldhall which you can see berthed at Poole Quay in my post here.

HMS Dasher (foreground)
RFA Argus (background)

In The Air

Lynx
Spitfire
Spitfire
Aerobatic team
Chinook
Waving hands
The Reds creating the heart
Sally B (B52)
Lynx
Landing on X marks the spot
Eurofighter Typhoon

Hengistbury Head (Saturday)

Vulcan
The only day we take Taz with us

Cliffs above Durley Chine (Sunday)

IoW in the background
Bournemouth Pier
HMS Protector
Looking to the right and Studland

And the reason we went …

The last flight of the Vulcan

A wing wiggle as it disappears off into the clouds


We managed to capture a short 56 second video (with a few wobbles and out of focus!).

It felt like such an emotional time and we felt honoured to witness the Vulcan’s last flight.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Shoreham Airshow accident.

I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting and being out in nature are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school. I'm passionate about early help and sharing strategies with families to empower and help build resilience. I'm a member of of my Local Authority's Early Help Operational Board, working alongside other professionals to instigate change and growth.

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