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Live coverage of the first day of the Bournemouth Air Festival 2014, including traffic, weather, schedule, pictures and video

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Sam Shepherd, Digital Projects Coordinator

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  • The show starts at 10.30am with the launch event - watch for a suprise
  • Wingwalking 94-year-old Tom Lackey will start the flying at 1.30pm
  • The Chinook has cancelled due to aircraft problems and the Falcons and Flying Scholarships for the Disabled called off due to the rain
  • Weather is expected to clear shortly
  • Next display will be the Red Arrows at 3.15pm, followed by the Merlin, Spitfire, Dakota, and BBMF

  • Comments


    Mark333 10:49am Thu 28 Aug 14

    Why is auto update not working?

    Score: -6
    Mark333 10:51am Thu 28 Aug 14

    Why is my auto update not working every minute? I keep having to refresh to get live feed....

    Score: -4
    tabby-avalon 9:59am Thu 28 Aug 14

    On this day last year I moved back to Bournemouth after living away for 3 miserable years. I was greeted by the Red Arrows the Vulcan and Bournemouth's new welcome sign (which i love). It was a glorious day and I felt like it was all for me (I couldn't tell you how many times I almost burst with tears of joy). I couldn't have been happier or more proud to live in Bournemouth. This is truly the best place in UK to live. THANK YOU BOURNEMOUTH and THANK YOU AIR SHOW. love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Score: 11
    burgerboy 10:04am Thu 28 Aug 14

    What Vulcan,
    It was a no show yet again last year........

    Score: 4
    Lord Spring 10:13am Thu 28 Aug 14

    10-30 Surprise, Could it be the Typhoon checking out the box.

    Score: 4
    tabby-avalon 10:29am Thu 28 Aug 14

    tabby-avalon wrote…


    On this day last year I moved back to Bournemouth after living away for 3 miserable years. I was greeted by the Red Arrows the Vulcan and Bournemouth's new welcome sign (which i love). It was a glorious day and I felt like it was all for me (I couldn't tell you how many times I almost burst with tears of joy). I couldn't have been happier or more proud to live in Bournemouth. This is truly the best place in UK to live. THANK YOU BOURNEMOUTH and THANK YOU AIR SHOW. love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    lol my mistake i meant Typhoon :p

    Score: 7
    Branksome snail 10:41am Thu 28 Aug 14

    tabby-avalon wrote…


    On this day last year I moved back to Bournemouth after living away for 3 miserable years. I was greeted by the Red Arrows the Vulcan and Bournemouth's new welcome sign (which i love). It was a glorious day and I felt like it was all for me (I couldn't tell you how many times I almost burst with tears of joy). I couldn't have been happier or more proud to live in Bournemouth. This is truly the best place in UK to live. THANK YOU BOURNEMOUTH and THANK YOU AIR SHOW. love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Good for you! Ignore the whingers on here. They love the air show coming. It gives them four days to be miserable

    Score: 14
    Lord Spring 10:49am Thu 28 Aug 14

    Lord Spring wrote…


    10-30 Surprise, Could it be the Typhoon checking out the box.

    No.

    Score: 5
    mark.s 11:12am Thu 28 Aug 14

    Wow - a 94 year old gentleman wing-walking, that's astonishing. If I'm able to do anything nearly as exciting and brave as that when I'm in my 90s (I'm 27) then I'll be extremely chuffed.

    Score: 2
    carl.barrow 3:20pm Thu 28 Aug 14

    Sadly stuck indoors and thought I'd get updates via the echo,
    Which has been failing to update at all today !!!!!

    Score: 3
    politicaltrainspotter 4:09pm Thu 28 Aug 14

    Nice to see Dr Emma Egging in Bournemouth and hope she is afforded all the hospitatlity and respect she deserves.The town will never forget that sad day,

    Score: 4
    hamworthygirl 4:19pm Thu 28 Aug 14

    carl.barrow wrote…


    Sadly stuck indoors and thought I'd get updates via the echo,
    Which has been failing to update at all today !!!!!

    mine has been fine on auto update

    Score: -1

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