THE Red Arrows have landed at Bournemouth Airport in preparation for a packed summer flying schedule.

Members of the public watched as The RAF Aerobatic Team (RAFAT), the Red Arrows, descended on the airport shortly after 3.30pm on Friday.

The pilots had taken off around 3pm from their base at Scampton.

Harry Edwards, William Mead and Jack Rolls were three Red Arrow fans to catch a glimpse of the landing. The boys had waited outside Bournemouth Airport since 11am for their arrival.

Harry said: “I’m a regular spotter. I’ve been doing it for 11 years. I just really love the red arrows.”

Alice and Vivian Miller had also been waiting patiently for the landing. Alice said: “It’s a chance to see them come to Bournemouth!”

The Red Arrows are due to depart Bournemouth Airport again at 5.50pm today, passing over Lymington at 5.57pm, before heading back to Bournemouth after their display around 6.30pm.

They will also be flying over the Isle of Wight for the Isle of Wight Festival.

The Military Airshows website has details of where they'll be passing and when, with all times and routes subject to change, based on weather and other issues.

Of course, they'll return for The Bournemouth Air Festival, which is scheduled to take place from Thursday, September 1, to Sunday, September 4.