MOVE over James Bond. Two pilots wearing jet suits are set to fly along the seafront in front of thousands of spectators at Bournemouth Air Festival.

The record-breaking Gravity Jet Suit Display Team will be making their debut at the 11th annual festival which takes place between Thursday, August 30 and Sunday, September 2.

Founder and chief test pilot Richard Browning has only ever displayed as a single pilot, but will be joined by extreme athlete, spacecraft propulsion specialist and BASE jumper Dr Angelo Grubisic in what will be the first formal public flight featuring two pilots.

The pair will take off from Bournemouth Pier and land on the beach during four special shows.

In the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball, Sean Connery is seen making a getaway using a jetpack.

Last year, the Gravity team set a world record for the fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit.

Founded in March 2017, Gravity Industries has delivered over 50 flights in more than 16 countries including the USA and Dubai.

Jon Weaver, Air Festival Director, said: “Richard and Angelo will be flying in four very special shows on Friday and Saturday, two day time and two dusks shows – we really are more than just an airshow and Gravity have added another unique display to the line-up.”

The flights at the event are supported by the latest Air Festival Partner, the UK government’s international GREAT Britain campaign.

Graham Stuart, International Trade Minister, said: “Bournemouth Air Festival and the jet suit are exactly what the GREAT campaign is there to promote - showcasing the best of Britain to the world, encouraging people to visit, study and do business here.”

Richard Browning, chief test pilot, said: “This is a great opportunity to demonstrate what we have created to a huge audience – we’re delighted to be part of the 11th festival and can’t wait to show you all what Gravity can do!”

This year’s Bournemouth Air Festival line-up also features 20 jets, 29 aircraft, eight members from the Tigers Parachute Display Team, two helicopters.

Programmes for the event are available to pre-order now at