THOUSANDS of people flocked to Bournemouth beach for day two of the 2021 Bournemouth Air Festival. The blue skies were perfect for seeing the spectacular aerial displays which were enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

Air show favourites including the Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers, the RAF Chinook and the Typhoon, all made appearances, with the Red Arrows being a much anticipated favourite with crowds.

The event took off promptly at 1.30 when civilian team, the Blades took to the skies, with planes designed for the most adventurous aerobatic manoeuvres.

Following the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, one beachgoer described the atmosphere as "fantastic."

The Royal Navy Wildcat produced lots of cheers as it flew down the beach. Designed to serve in battlefield and warfare roles, the helicopter is 15m long and can reach top speeds of more than 300km/h.

When the time came for the distinctive Red Arrows, one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams to take to the skies, all eyes were on them. The team's display featured their trademark Diamond Nine shape along with other formations and precision flying, including drawing a heart and a dedication to the NHS.

Their popular tornado formation also drew big cheers from the beach.

Crowd favourite the RAF Chinook arrived mid-afternoon, the twin-rotor helicopter can carry up to 55 troops or 10 tonnes of cargo. Display moves included the ‘Taxi Sideways for Crewman Wave’ - with big orange hands at the back of the helicopter.

Following several more breathtaking displays, the RAF Typhoon ripped through Bournemouth’s skies in a final display of speed, power and agility. Travelling at more than 1,380 miles an hour, the turbofan engine plane forced many passers by to cover their ears as it flew across the beach.

As well as the incredible air displays, there was plenty of entertainment on the ground, including food and information stalls for families to enjoy.

Three Red Arrows fans said the event was amazing and they were planning on staying to see the fireflies during the evening's dusk flights.

Night Air saw the Typhoon return with its deafening display after the sight of the historic Spitfire wowed crowds by soaring across Poole Bay.

The Tigers Army Parachute Display Team showed off all their skills to land with great accuracy on the beach at dusk.

The evening was rounded off with the last summer Friday night fireworks at Bournemouth Pier at 10pm.

The festival continues through to Sunday with a number of displays being held on each day, including appearances from the Red Arrows and the Typhoon.