2014 Air Festival line-up revealed - see what time the Red Arrows will be flying

2014 Air Festival line-up revealed - see what time the Red Arrows will be flying

HIGH FLIERS: The Red Arrows

HIGH FLIERS: The Lancaster

HIGH FLIERS: The Canberrra XH134

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ORGANISERS of this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival have unveiled details of some of the main attractions.

A new crowd-puller for 2014 is the world’s first jet-powered bomber, the Canberra.

And there will be a unique chance to see two Lancaster bombers flying together when a Canadian Lancaster joins the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Festival organisers have also released the timings for the Red Arrows’ four appearances at the festival. The 2014 festival, supported by Mouchel and City Fibre, features an expanded Night Air programme sponsored by Corona and a number of new aircraft.

The Mid Air Squadron Canberrra XH134 joined the RAF in 1951 as the first jet-powered bomber. It is believed to be the world’s longest-serving bomber, having been retired from active duty in 2006. It is the only airworthy Canberra of its type in the world.

Owner Mike Davis said: “The Midair Squadron is an expertly managed passion and we’re really looking forward to bringing an aura of classic elegance to the skies of Bournemouth.”

The Red Arrows will be displaying on all four days of the festival, August 28-31. They will perform on Thursday at 3.15pm, Friday at 3pm, Saturday at 4.35pm and Sunday at 12.10pm.

The RAF will be sending its Eurofighter Typhoon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as its Tutor and Tucano training aircraft.

The sight of two Lancaster bombers, as the Canadian Lancaster joins the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, is due to be a highlight of the festival and a meeting unlikely to happen again. There will be a host of armed forces helicopters, including the Royal Navy Merlin and for the first time, a Lynx and Wildcat pairing, with the Army Lynx and RAF Chinook flying every day.

Bournemouth favourite the Miss Demeanour flies on Friday and Saturday, while the Flying Fortress SallyB performs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Avro Vulcan displays on Saturday. A longer dusk display starts at 7.15pm, Thursday to Saturday, and includes a sunset display by the Blades on Friday and Saturday. O’Brien’s Flying Circus and the Twister Duo will set the skies alight in a display sponsored by the Miramar Hotel, while the Red Devils Parachute Team, sponsored by the Patrons 100 Club, will finish the evening line-up.

Air festival director Jon Weaver said: “This year’s line-up is really ambitious. It’s got festival favourites, force and civilian teams, fast jets, display teams and pyrotechnics.”

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8:01am Tue 1 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

The Canberra something English and Electric
The Canberra something English and Electric Lord Spring
  • Score: 11

9:26am Tue 1 Jul 14

dai bach says...

This event still needs more fast jets like the F16 it had a few years ago
This event still needs more fast jets like the F16 it had a few years ago dai bach
  • Score: 24

9:34am Tue 1 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

The highlight of the air show will be another Lancaster flying along side the other one which is part of the display every year...wow thats exciting!
The highlight of the air show will be another Lancaster flying along side the other one which is part of the display every year...wow thats exciting! BarrHumbug
  • Score: -13

9:49am Tue 1 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Are we taking bets on what excuse will be used for a no show on the Vulcan this year............
But a pair of Lancasters will easily make up for that.
Are we taking bets on what excuse will be used for a no show on the Vulcan this year............ But a pair of Lancasters will easily make up for that. burgerboy
  • Score: 3

9:50am Tue 1 Jul 14

uvox44 says...

I'm sure all the moaners on here won't mind chipping in with donations to bring new planes to the FREE festival then?
I'm sure all the moaners on here won't mind chipping in with donations to bring new planes to the FREE festival then? uvox44
  • Score: 26

10:02am Tue 1 Jul 14

Branksome snail says...

Its Farnborough this year, and whilst it has a huge static display, the flying time per day at about 5 hours is not much more than our airshow but its about £50 per ticket. The A380 there is amazing, but much of the rest is almost the same display as Bournemouth. Our is free and i can just walk along the seafront to it or hop on a bus. Pretty good really.
I do wish they'd bring back the GR4 twins though!
Its Farnborough this year, and whilst it has a huge static display, the flying time per day at about 5 hours is not much more than our airshow but its about £50 per ticket. The A380 there is amazing, but much of the rest is almost the same display as Bournemouth. Our is free and i can just walk along the seafront to it or hop on a bus. Pretty good really. I do wish they'd bring back the GR4 twins though! Branksome snail
  • Score: 31

10:25am Tue 1 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

uvox44 wrote:
I'm sure all the moaners on here won't mind chipping in with donations to bring new planes to the FREE festival then?
I'd gladly donate if it did actually bring NEW planes or ones that didn't break down?

But its immaterial what I think, the sponsors and council DO pay and they pay for the same display every year? Perhaps the ECHO should run a poll, would people be prepared to pay a small fee/donation to see new aircraft at the show and let us decide?

At least i'm not the sort of hypocrite who goes to watch it every year and then complain that its the same, I don't go because of that very reason, if I want to see it again I can just look at the pictures I took 5 years ago.
[quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: I'm sure all the moaners on here won't mind chipping in with donations to bring new planes to the FREE festival then?[/p][/quote]I'd gladly donate if it did actually bring NEW planes or ones that didn't break down? But its immaterial what I think, the sponsors and council DO pay and they pay for the same display every year? Perhaps the ECHO should run a poll, would people be prepared to pay a small fee/donation to see new aircraft at the show and let us decide? At least i'm not the sort of hypocrite who goes to watch it every year and then complain that its the same, I don't go because of that very reason, if I want to see it again I can just look at the pictures I took 5 years ago. BarrHumbug
  • Score: -3

10:35am Tue 1 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

Branksome snail wrote:
Its Farnborough this year, and whilst it has a huge static display, the flying time per day at about 5 hours is not much more than our airshow but its about £50 per ticket. The A380 there is amazing, but much of the rest is almost the same display as Bournemouth. Our is free and i can just walk along the seafront to it or hop on a bus. Pretty good really.
I do wish they'd bring back the GR4 twins though!
Almost the same apart from the outgoing Harrier and its replacement the F-35, two of the worlds only VTOL aircraft.....
[quote][p][bold]Branksome snail[/bold] wrote: Its Farnborough this year, and whilst it has a huge static display, the flying time per day at about 5 hours is not much more than our airshow but its about £50 per ticket. The A380 there is amazing, but much of the rest is almost the same display as Bournemouth. Our is free and i can just walk along the seafront to it or hop on a bus. Pretty good really. I do wish they'd bring back the GR4 twins though![/p][/quote]Almost the same apart from the outgoing Harrier and its replacement the F-35, two of the worlds only VTOL aircraft..... BarrHumbug
  • Score: -1

10:47am Tue 1 Jul 14

Hurn08 says...

Yes, the Canberra! Well done the organisers, another big classic jet!

No mention of our own Sea Vixen though. I know they've had problems in the past, but they seem to have resolved them now. Surely a must have item?

I can't be the only one think about a classic jet formation, although given how it can all go wrong like last year, probably best to say nothing until you've got the aircraft in the sky.

Again, well done Bournemouth air festival, we just need the weather to play ball now! :)
Yes, the Canberra! Well done the organisers, another big classic jet! No mention of our own Sea Vixen though. I know they've had problems in the past, but they seem to have resolved them now. Surely a must have item? I can't be the only one think about a classic jet formation, although given how it can all go wrong like last year, probably best to say nothing until you've got the aircraft in the sky. Again, well done Bournemouth air festival, we just need the weather to play ball now! :) Hurn08
  • Score: 11

11:09am Tue 1 Jul 14

Rally says...

BarrHumbug wrote, 'I'd gladly donate if it did actually bring NEW planes or ones that didn't break down?'

I hate to disillusion you, BarrHumbug, but even a Rolls Royce can break down at the most inconvenient moment. ;)

Murphy's Law: If it can go wrong, it will.
O'Toole's Law: Murphy was an optimist. :)
BarrHumbug wrote, 'I'd gladly donate if it did actually bring NEW planes or ones that didn't break down?' I hate to disillusion you, BarrHumbug, but even a Rolls Royce can break down at the most inconvenient moment. ;) Murphy's Law: If it can go wrong, it will. O'Toole's Law: Murphy was an optimist. :) Rally
  • Score: 5

11:51am Tue 1 Jul 14

Vikki27 says...

I'd love to see the Sea Vixen again. Can anyone confirm whether that will be flying this year?

Would be great if the Vulcan can make it this year, as the last couple of years it's had a last-minute fault.

Sounds like it could be a great show! Utterly thrilled that Red Arrows will displaying on every day!
I'd love to see the Sea Vixen again. Can anyone confirm whether that will be flying this year? Would be great if the Vulcan can make it this year, as the last couple of years it's had a last-minute fault. Sounds like it could be a great show! Utterly thrilled that Red Arrows will displaying on every day! Vikki27
  • Score: 2

12:28pm Tue 1 Jul 14

In Absentia says...

It's not my cup of tea, but it brings plenty of revenue into the town and I hope that all who attend have a good time.
It's not my cup of tea, but it brings plenty of revenue into the town and I hope that all who attend have a good time. In Absentia
  • Score: 7

12:33pm Tue 1 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

uvox44 wrote:
I'm sure all the moaners on here won't mind chipping in with donations to bring new planes to the FREE festival then?
No, they'd moan about having a bucket rattled under their nose!

What shows is what is requested by the organisers. So if you want something different, ASK for it! And I'm pretty sure the council pays nothing, or next to nothing. Almost everything as far as I am aware is sponsored by local businesses and local enthusiasts.

And for those moaning about the Vulcan breaking, well, poor old Foxy (Sea Vixen) broke the week before last and had to cancel the display at Weston Super Mare. She's fit and healthy again now, and some time shortly will be doing a flypast of the new QE aircraft carrier that we have no aircraft to put on when it is finished.... So, it's not just XH558 who has issues. We are talking about 50+ year old ladies here, they will have issues every once in a while with the best will in the world. If you are miffed that they sometimes have to cancel, you are probably not half as upset as their ground crews!
[quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: I'm sure all the moaners on here won't mind chipping in with donations to bring new planes to the FREE festival then?[/p][/quote]No, they'd moan about having a bucket rattled under their nose! What shows is what is requested by the organisers. So if you want something different, ASK for it! And I'm pretty sure the council pays nothing, or next to nothing. Almost everything as far as I am aware is sponsored by local businesses and local enthusiasts. And for those moaning about the Vulcan breaking, well, poor old Foxy (Sea Vixen) broke the week before last and had to cancel the display at Weston Super Mare. She's fit and healthy again now, and some time shortly will be doing a flypast of the new QE aircraft carrier that we have no aircraft to put on when it is finished.... So, it's not just XH558 who has issues. We are talking about 50+ year old ladies here, they will have issues every once in a while with the best will in the world. If you are miffed that they sometimes have to cancel, you are probably not half as upset as their ground crews! speedy231278
  • Score: 6

1:03pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

It would be a nice touch if an old boat could be anchored about 500 yards off the pier and then a Lancaster could drop a bomb on it. That I'd like to see. Or a typhoon laser guided missile. The boat could be manned with 20 maniquins dressed as Somali pirates. 20 real Somali pirates would be better but they'd probably not show up at the last minute.
It would be a nice touch if an old boat could be anchored about 500 yards off the pier and then a Lancaster could drop a bomb on it. That I'd like to see. Or a typhoon laser guided missile. The boat could be manned with 20 maniquins dressed as Somali pirates. 20 real Somali pirates would be better but they'd probably not show up at the last minute. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 13

1:19pm Tue 1 Jul 14

P Barker says...

The Sea Vixen is repaired & was flying yesterday (Monday). I'd like to see the A380 flying, its such a MASSIVE machine, but puts on a gracefull display. Too much of the same each year : the Tutor, Tucano & B17 are not that exciting. The Great Warbirds Team with their WW1 replica would also be a good edition.
The Sea Vixen is repaired & was flying yesterday (Monday). I'd like to see the A380 flying, its such a MASSIVE machine, but puts on a gracefull display. Too much of the same each year : the Tutor, Tucano & B17 are not that exciting. The Great Warbirds Team with their WW1 replica would also be a good edition. P Barker
  • Score: 4

7:11pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Ayles 10 says...

I will never understand the 'haters'. It an amazing event & its FREE! I for one will be enjoying all 4 days, as will my friends that are visiting to enjoy the show and all it has to offer.
I will never understand the 'haters'. It an amazing event & its FREE! I for one will be enjoying all 4 days, as will my friends that are visiting to enjoy the show and all it has to offer. Ayles 10
  • Score: 5

1:03am Wed 2 Jul 14

MrPitiful says...

Dodgy - looking nerdy types with those silly big camera lenses and funny little folding chairs. That's what comes to my mind when I think of the air show. The town is full of them every year.

Plus a walk along the prom to see the over-priced tat and that bloke with the head-mic selling cheap perfume.

Oh yeah - and all the traffic wardens patrolling up and down our street making hay while the sun shines - or doesn't as the case may be.

I love the airshow. Who mentioned planes? Not interested in them - same old planes that they churn out every year but at least it keeps the weirdos amused for a day or two. And yes, I know it's "free".
Dodgy - looking nerdy types with those silly big camera lenses and funny little folding chairs. That's what comes to my mind when I think of the air show. The town is full of them every year. Plus a walk along the prom to see the over-priced tat and that bloke with the head-mic selling cheap perfume. Oh yeah - and all the traffic wardens patrolling up and down our street making hay while the sun shines - or doesn't as the case may be. I love the airshow. Who mentioned planes? Not interested in them - same old planes that they churn out every year but at least it keeps the weirdos amused for a day or two. And yes, I know it's "free". MrPitiful
  • Score: -9

9:01am Wed 2 Jul 14

Branksome snail says...

MrPitiful wrote:
Dodgy - looking nerdy types with those silly big camera lenses and funny little folding chairs. That's what comes to my mind when I think of the air show. The town is full of them every year.

Plus a walk along the prom to see the over-priced tat and that bloke with the head-mic selling cheap perfume.

Oh yeah - and all the traffic wardens patrolling up and down our street making hay while the sun shines - or doesn't as the case may be.

I love the airshow. Who mentioned planes? Not interested in them - same old planes that they churn out every year but at least it keeps the weirdos amused for a day or two. And yes, I know it's "free".
go and live somewhere else then
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: Dodgy - looking nerdy types with those silly big camera lenses and funny little folding chairs. That's what comes to my mind when I think of the air show. The town is full of them every year. Plus a walk along the prom to see the over-priced tat and that bloke with the head-mic selling cheap perfume. Oh yeah - and all the traffic wardens patrolling up and down our street making hay while the sun shines - or doesn't as the case may be. I love the airshow. Who mentioned planes? Not interested in them - same old planes that they churn out every year but at least it keeps the weirdos amused for a day or two. And yes, I know it's "free".[/p][/quote]go and live somewhere else then Branksome snail
  • Score: 4

2:32am Thu 3 Jul 14

MrPitiful says...

Branksome snail wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
Dodgy - looking nerdy types with those silly big camera lenses and funny little folding chairs. That's what comes to my mind when I think of the air show. The town is full of them every year.

Plus a walk along the prom to see the over-priced tat and that bloke with the head-mic selling cheap perfume.

Oh yeah - and all the traffic wardens patrolling up and down our street making hay while the sun shines - or doesn't as the case may be.

I love the airshow. Who mentioned planes? Not interested in them - same old planes that they churn out every year but at least it keeps the weirdos amused for a day or two. And yes, I know it's "free".
go and live somewhere else then
No thanks - the town is anorak-free for the remainder 360 - odd days of the year so I'll live with it for the entertainment factor.
[quote][p][bold]Branksome snail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: Dodgy - looking nerdy types with those silly big camera lenses and funny little folding chairs. That's what comes to my mind when I think of the air show. The town is full of them every year. Plus a walk along the prom to see the over-priced tat and that bloke with the head-mic selling cheap perfume. Oh yeah - and all the traffic wardens patrolling up and down our street making hay while the sun shines - or doesn't as the case may be. I love the airshow. Who mentioned planes? Not interested in them - same old planes that they churn out every year but at least it keeps the weirdos amused for a day or two. And yes, I know it's "free".[/p][/quote]go and live somewhere else then[/p][/quote]No thanks - the town is anorak-free for the remainder 360 - odd days of the year so I'll live with it for the entertainment factor. MrPitiful
  • Score: -2

4:00pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Robsmack says...

It's good, but not enough fast jets !
It's good, but not enough fast jets ! Robsmack
  • Score: 1

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