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Bournemouth Air Festival: One to day to go!
THOUSANDS of eyes will look to the skies tomorrow for the sixth Bournemouth Air Festival.
The event, which runs until Sunday, will see a mix of state-of-the-art fast jets, historic aircraft, daring aerobatics and much more.
The flying kicks off at 1.30pm tomorrow, when the Jet Provost, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Black Cat helicopter and a new attraction – the French Patrouille Reva team – take to the skies in the first hour-and-a-half.
Fans of the Red Arrows will get to see their heroes at the end of the afternoon, alongside the Tigers parachute team, the Merlin helicopter and gravity-defying aerobatics from Gerald Cooper.
From 8pm, the stunning Night Air programme takes off, with crazy wing work from O’Brien’s Flying Circus and graceful pyrotechnic-led swooping from the SWIP Team, along with the Red Devils parachutists.
On the ground, the Royal Navy will be present in numbers for its biggest public event of the year, with a host of ships moored in the bay and the chance to find out what life is like on board.
Along the seafront the armed forces will be present, while there will be miles of stalls and attractions for all the family.
HM Royal Marines will Beat Retreat on the East Overcliff and put on a display of unarmed combat.
The gardens will also be home to entertainment such as stilt walkers, workshops and face painting.
Friday sees the first display by the ear-splitting Typhoon, while there will be history in the form of the Swordfish and Sally B.
The Chinook makes its first appearance on Friday, along with the colourful Miss Demeanour Hunter Jet.
The Blades will join the fun on Saturday, but not before the Royal Marines have stormed the beach. On Sunday, fans of the Vulcan bomber are set to see it fly in all its majesty.
Pop stars including Blue, The Feeling, Diana Vickers, Kodaline and Stooshe will be taking to the stage at Boscombe on Friday and Saturday for ticketed shows.
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