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Bournemouth Air Festival: day four blog
10:06am Sunday 2nd September 2012 in News
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- The flying kicks off on the fourth and final day of the Bournemouth 2012 The Red Arrows are NOT due to fly today
- The Air Festival will end with a display from the Avro Vulcan
- All the info you need at bournemouthecho.co.uk/air
Here's a video clip of the Vulcan:
Although it's not yet been announced; we can confirm the seagull WILL be returning for next year's Air Festival :)
The organisers have just announced dates for the 2013 Bournemouth Air Festival. It will take place 29 August - 1st September.
So it's all over for another year. Tell us what you've thought of this year's event in the comments below. We'll have lots more pictures for you from today in our gallery a litle later on.
See you next year everyone #BmthAirFest!— @BmthAirFest 02 September 2012
And that's it for this year's #BmthAirFest! We've seen lots of amazing displayys and we hope you've all enjoyed it as much as we have!— @BmthAirFest 02 September 2012
Display complete .....— @XH558 02 September 2012
Romantic day on the beach with a nuclear bomber #bmthairfest http://t.co/MoAbFz6b— @SteveBaileyEcho 02 September 2012
This made us chuckle!
And here she is. The Avro Vulcan closes the Bournemouth Air Festival for another year.
An awesome picture of the Tornado Role Demo from Corin:
Vulcan arriving over Boscombe beach #bmthairfest http://t.co/7WlRdK4e— @SteveBaileyEcho 02 September 2012
Vulcan 10 miles to the Hengistbury holding position— @XH558 02 September 2012
Vulcan talking to Bournemouth Radar ...— @XH558 02 September 2012
Wow those Tornados are making some serious noise!
Is that the ground-shaking roar of the RAF Tornado's we can here? Cover your ears power hour is about to get even louder at #BmthAirFest!— @BmthAirFest 02 September 2012
And here is the Miss Demeanour in her full lory:
Listen to the roar of Miss Demeanour as she shoots around Bournemouth's sky at #BmthAirFest!— @BmthAirFest 02 September 2012
And now for the plane with a rather scary name: it's the Venom!
The de Havilland Venom is a new addition to this year's Air Festival and replaced the Sea Vixen on the schedule.
Wow what a sound from the Chinook! Power hour is underway and up next and new to #BmthAirFest this year the Venom!— @BmthAirFest 02 September 2012
@BmthAirFest was awesome yest!! Was my 1st air show&I can't wait to c another 1 already!! I loved the chinook!! :) http://t.co/kpSWLgqC— @Mogsy100 02 September 2012
Enjoying the #airfest on Bournemouth beach for the final day this year. @BmthAirFest— @AndrewGuppy 02 September 2012
The Chinook up before the Miss Demeanour Hunter jet:
Interested to see there's a lot of people watching the #bmthairfest from Southbourne, outside the display area http://t.co/jgmF4bSg— @SteveBaileyEcho 02 September 2012
Vulcan XH558 is airborne ...— @XH558 02 September 2012
The Catalina 'Miss Pick Up' with HMS York in the background
The Spitfire and P-51 Mustang during the historic re-enactment
Is it a plane? No it's a bird! Corin's just sent back this cheeky picture.
Our reporter Steve Smith sent us this clip of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight:
A patriotic family flying the Union Flag during the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
#bmthair a quite spectacular Battle of Britain Memorial flight with the Spitfire, Lancaster and Hurricane with a Winston Churchill speech— @ArronEcho 02 September 2012
Here's a video of 87-year-old Donald Milton, from Southbourne, who was rear gunner in Lancasters during World War Two, sharing stories with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight crew members Tim Dunlop and Paul Godfrey:
The Messerschmitt 109 won't be taking part in the historic re-enactment alongside the Catalina, Spitfire and P-51 Mustang due to the weather
The Breitling Wingwalkers and The Tigers Parachute Display Team have been cancelled
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight:
The Royal Air Force King Air is putting on a graceful show #bmthair— @ArronEcho 02 September 2012
We had a chat with Black Cats pilots Lieutenant Ian Brannigan and Lieutenant Dave Fleming. See what they had to say about their display, which they describe as a "dynamic ballet".
The Black Cats Helicopter Display Team bring the first hour to an end. Picture by Corin Messer.
And here's the Tucano:
Did you know...? The Tucano T1 is a modified version of the Brazilian Embraer EMB-312 Tucano aircraft.
It has a maximum speed of 345mph and can operate at up to 30,000 feet.
The Tucano is operated primarily from No 1 Flying Training School, at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.
The aircraft handling is similar to that of a jet aircraft and it is fully aerobatic.
While we're on the subject of taking pictures; Corin Messer has captured one spectactor poised with his camera during the Royal Air Force Hawk display
Sorting through your pictures from the Air Festival? Don't forget about our photo competition. We have a Canon Powershot G12 for the winner in our adult category and a Samsung SH100 for our junior winner (16 and under).
You can check out the entries sent in so far and find out how to enter here
Another clip from Steve. This time of the Army Lynx showing off some moves:
Here's that video clip of The Blades we were talking about:
And here's a picture from Corin of the Army Lynx.
Did you know...? The Army Lynx first flew in 1977.
The Lynx holds the world speed record for helicopters.
It is predominantly a battlefield utility helicopter although it has been used for both anti-tank and reconnaissance operations.
The helicopters are powered by two Rolls-Royce Gem mk42 turboshaft engines.
We'll have a clip of The Blades online for you very shortly!
And here's a picture of the frankly quite crazy aerobatics of The Blades captured in a picture by Corin Messer
Our reporter Steve Smith is down at the beach watching the action unfold today. Here's what he has to say:
It looks quieter down here today but weather looks to be clearing so fingers crossed for a full programme this afternoon. The Blades are in the sky right now. What these guys do with their planes defies gravity.
Brightening up just in time for The Blades to kick-off the flying on the final day!
The Blades have a new display time of 1305, weather clearing too— @thebladesteam 02 September 2012
#bmthair looking forward to the air show action today after a great night at the concert at Boscombe last night.— @ArronEcho 02 September 2012
Here's a picture of Scouting For Girls from Saturday's Night Air concert at Boscombe Pier.
We've got more photos in our gallery
Beach landing #bmthairfest http://t.co/bdbJPxMm— @ChelseaMamma 02 September 2012
Around five minutes to go until the Royal Marines storm the beach for their beach assault
Vulcan commentator Sean Moffat talks Bournemouth Air Festival and why the public have taken the plane to their hearts
It is raining in Bournemouth but it is apparently lifting so fingers crossed it clears quickly!
The Red Arrows are not programmed to fly at #BmthAirFest today. But there's plenty still going on including the Vulcan, the Blades and more!— @BmthAirFest 02 September 2012
We'll have pictures from last night's concert online shortly
Great set, really enjoyable @Scouting4Girls at the Night Air concert on Boscombe Beach with @wave105radio #bmthairfest— @garytrudgett 02 September 2012
A few links for you:
Just to let you know the cliff lift at Westcliff is not working today. Festival goers are being advised to use an alternative route through Durley Chine.
The queue this morning as people wait to get inside the RAF Village
If you have any questions that you'd like us to answer, just leave them in the comments below and we'll do our best for you!
Another cloudy and warm start to the day in Bournemouth
Morning, and welcome to our final Air Festival blog.