Red Arrows will perform on all four days of this year's Bournemouth Air Festival for the first time

Bournemouth Echo: Red Arrows will perform on all four days of this year's Bournemouth Air Festival for the first time Red Arrows will perform on all four days of this year's Bournemouth Air Festival for the first time

THE show-stopping Red Arrows will perform on all four days of Bournemouth Air Festival this year for the first time, it has been confirmed.

The team, which has been the highlight of the festival for many since it began in 2008, has never been able to wow the crowds on each day of the event before.

But, as it embarks on its 50th anniversary display season, the Diamond Nine’s schedule for 2014 confirms that the Hawk jets will take to the skies on each day of the show, which is being held between Thursday, August 28, and Sunday, August 31.

Jon Weaver, air festival director, said: "We’ve only found out today and can’t believe we have been allocated the Red Arrows for all four days of the air festival, it’s incredible news.

"For us as a festival, the organisers, teams of people behind the event and the hundreds of thousands of people who attend, it really shows how far we have come to have such superb RAF support.

"We have great plans to develop this year’s festival and with news like this – it can only get better."

The announcement is sure to delight flying fans, with the team having a close relationship with Bournemouth since the tragic death of Flt Lt Jon Egging, when his jet crashed near the airport at Hurn in 2011.

Today, the team unveiled a new Union Flag tailfin to mark its anniversary.

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4:28pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Tarquins says...

What fantastic news, come on the boys in red.
What fantastic news, come on the boys in red. Tarquins

4:51pm Tue 18 Feb 14

MrDMan says...

Tarquins wrote:
What fantastic news, come on the boys in red.
Before I chose to like this, someone had thumbed down?

What a strange comment to not like!

The Red Arrows are world class. And them doing 4 days in a row in Bournemouth is a real honour, I think!

I think I speak for most people when I say they are more than welcome!
[quote][p][bold]Tarquins[/bold] wrote: What fantastic news, come on the boys in red.[/p][/quote]Before I chose to like this, someone had thumbed down? What a strange comment to not like! The Red Arrows are world class. And them doing 4 days in a row in Bournemouth is a real honour, I think! I think I speak for most people when I say they are more than welcome! MrDMan

5:11pm Tue 18 Feb 14

manyogie says...

Yahhhh!
Bournemouth Airshow, the best!
I love having family and friends down for that, the buzz is fantastic, and IT"S FREE !!!!!
:-)
Yahhhh! Bournemouth Airshow, the best! I love having family and friends down for that, the buzz is fantastic, and IT"S FREE !!!!! :-) manyogie

5:19pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Tarquins says...

MrDMan wrote:
Tarquins wrote:
What fantastic news, come on the boys in red.
Before I chose to like this, someone had thumbed down?

What a strange comment to not like!

The Red Arrows are world class. And them doing 4 days in a row in Bournemouth is a real honour, I think!

I think I speak for most people when I say they are more than welcome!
Thank you for the vote of confident MrDMan. Bless you, never mind who ever it was has probably had a bad day a work, bit stressed, you know and possibly got their thumbs mixed up! Never mind, no harm done and lets all look forward to the men and ladies of the Armed Forces visiting Bournemouth with such pride. Ta taa x
[quote][p][bold]MrDMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tarquins[/bold] wrote: What fantastic news, come on the boys in red.[/p][/quote]Before I chose to like this, someone had thumbed down? What a strange comment to not like! The Red Arrows are world class. And them doing 4 days in a row in Bournemouth is a real honour, I think! I think I speak for most people when I say they are more than welcome![/p][/quote]Thank you for the vote of confident MrDMan. Bless you, never mind who ever it was has probably had a bad day a work, bit stressed, you know and possibly got their thumbs mixed up! Never mind, no harm done and lets all look forward to the men and ladies of the Armed Forces visiting Bournemouth with such pride. Ta taa x Tarquins

7:23pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Yankee1 says...

But they will not fly over Swanage this year?

'Red Arrows
We are sorry to announce that the Red Arrows will not be giving a display over Swanage Bay this year (2014)'
But they will not fly over Swanage this year? 'Red Arrows We are sorry to announce that the Red Arrows will not be giving a display over Swanage Bay this year (2014)' Yankee1

7:25pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Hessenford says...

Fantastic news, the reds are the crowd pullers of this festival in my view, the first air festival was brilliant because we had not seen anything like this in our area before since the air shows at the airport stopped some 20 years ago, but I do get a little tired of hearing people like Jon Weaver say that, "We have great plans to develop this year’s festival and with news like this – it can only get better."
I don't think its got better its got stale with the same old cessnas filling in the gaps and the Vulcan constantly letting the crowds down, there must be a few more fast jets around to get the crowd going.
I will go this year but mainly to watch the Reds, Apart from the Euro fighter, the Battle of Britain Flight, blades and Misdemeanor there's not really much to look forward to.
Fantastic news, the reds are the crowd pullers of this festival in my view, the first air festival was brilliant because we had not seen anything like this in our area before since the air shows at the airport stopped some 20 years ago, but I do get a little tired of hearing people like Jon Weaver say that, "We have great plans to develop this year’s festival and with news like this – it can only get better." I don't think its got better its got stale with the same old cessnas filling in the gaps and the Vulcan constantly letting the crowds down, there must be a few more fast jets around to get the crowd going. I will go this year but mainly to watch the Reds, Apart from the Euro fighter, the Battle of Britain Flight, blades and Misdemeanor there's not really much to look forward to. Hessenford

7:30pm Tue 18 Feb 14

O'Reilly says...

Excellent...they are the Stars * of the Air Show.....
Excellent...they are the Stars * of the Air Show..... O'Reilly

8:49pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Butterfly Collector says...

Hessenford wrote:
Fantastic news, the reds are the crowd pullers of this festival in my view, the first air festival was brilliant because we had not seen anything like this in our area before since the air shows at the airport stopped some 20 years ago, but I do get a little tired of hearing people like Jon Weaver say that, "We have great plans to develop this year’s festival and with news like this – it can only get better."
I don't think its got better its got stale with the same old cessnas filling in the gaps and the Vulcan constantly letting the crowds down, there must be a few more fast jets around to get the crowd going.
I will go this year but mainly to watch the Reds, Apart from the Euro fighter, the Battle of Britain Flight, blades and Misdemeanor there's not really much to look forward to.
Agree totally with this.

Must be a old Harrier knocking around somwhere.

Now that's a show stopper !
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news, the reds are the crowd pullers of this festival in my view, the first air festival was brilliant because we had not seen anything like this in our area before since the air shows at the airport stopped some 20 years ago, but I do get a little tired of hearing people like Jon Weaver say that, "We have great plans to develop this year’s festival and with news like this – it can only get better." I don't think its got better its got stale with the same old cessnas filling in the gaps and the Vulcan constantly letting the crowds down, there must be a few more fast jets around to get the crowd going. I will go this year but mainly to watch the Reds, Apart from the Euro fighter, the Battle of Britain Flight, blades and Misdemeanor there's not really much to look forward to.[/p][/quote]Agree totally with this. Must be a old Harrier knocking around somwhere. Now that's a show stopper ! Butterfly Collector

11:50pm Tue 18 Feb 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Yankee1 wrote:
But they will not fly over Swanage this year?

'Red Arrows
We are sorry to announce that the Red Arrows will not be giving a display over Swanage Bay this year (2014)'
But it's The Bournemouth Air show not Swanage Air Show
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: But they will not fly over Swanage this year? 'Red Arrows We are sorry to announce that the Red Arrows will not be giving a display over Swanage Bay this year (2014)'[/p][/quote]But it's The Bournemouth Air show not Swanage Air Show cheeriedriteup

12:42pm Wed 19 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

manyogie wrote:
Yahhhh!
Bournemouth Airshow, the best!
I love having family and friends down for that, the buzz is fantastic, and IT"S FREE !!!!!
:-)
It wasn't free when WD Buses were the headline sponsor a few years ago, the 'Day Rider' went from £2.40 to £3.20 very shortly after. I wonder why?
[quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: Yahhhh! Bournemouth Airshow, the best! I love having family and friends down for that, the buzz is fantastic, and IT"S FREE !!!!! :-)[/p][/quote]It wasn't free when WD Buses were the headline sponsor a few years ago, the 'Day Rider' went from £2.40 to £3.20 very shortly after. I wonder why? speedy231278

12:43pm Wed 19 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
Yankee1 wrote:
But they will not fly over Swanage this year?

'Red Arrows
We are sorry to announce that the Red Arrows will not be giving a display over Swanage Bay this year (2014)'
But it's The Bournemouth Air show not Swanage Air Show
It's not the Swanage Air Show either. It's a regatta and carnival with a Red Arrows display.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: But they will not fly over Swanage this year? 'Red Arrows We are sorry to announce that the Red Arrows will not be giving a display over Swanage Bay this year (2014)'[/p][/quote]But it's The Bournemouth Air show not Swanage Air Show[/p][/quote]It's not the Swanage Air Show either. It's a regatta and carnival with a Red Arrows display. speedy231278

3:02pm Wed 19 Feb 14

goatty says...

All this hysteria over a show with not much to watch and entertain over the 4 days. If you want a proper airshow go to Fulford or Farnborough.
All this hysteria over a show with not much to watch and entertain over the 4 days. If you want a proper airshow go to Fulford or Farnborough. goatty

4:16am Thu 20 Feb 14

Tarquins says...

goatty wrote:
All this hysteria over a show with not much to watch and entertain over the 4 days. If you want a proper airshow go to Fulford or Farnborough.
Oh, goatty don't be such a spoil sport! It's a great day out and free for everyone, which helps families and many others who cant afford the big airshows to have a super day out. Now, I bet you, you little tinker will be there enjoying the men and women in their wonderful flying machines. I'm looking forward to the champoo bar!!!
[quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: All this hysteria over a show with not much to watch and entertain over the 4 days. If you want a proper airshow go to Fulford or Farnborough.[/p][/quote]Oh, goatty don't be such a spoil sport! It's a great day out and free for everyone, which helps families and many others who cant afford the big airshows to have a super day out. Now, I bet you, you little tinker will be there enjoying the men and women in their wonderful flying machines. I'm looking forward to the champoo bar!!! Tarquins

9:46am Thu 20 Feb 14

BarrHumbug says...

Don't get me wrong I think its great but it is always the same each year, I've not been for the last three years because its still the same line up as they had on the first year, if this was a ticketed event the numbers would have fallen off dramatically by now?
Don't get me wrong I think its great but it is always the same each year, I've not been for the last three years because its still the same line up as they had on the first year, if this was a ticketed event the numbers would have fallen off dramatically by now? BarrHumbug

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