THE 2023 Bournemouth Air Festival has arrived.

Four days of dazzling displays, fireworks, and performances await.

Today flying will start at 2pm.

Visitors can expect to see a number of aircraft take to the skies including the Bronco which will be making its air festival debut.

Read more: Bournemouth Air Festival 2023 - your guide to this year's event

Red Arrows fans will be able to watch the world-famous display team at 5.30pm today.

Updates on any displays will be available on our blog throughout the day, and also on the Bournemouth Air Festival app.

Read more: When you can see the Red Arrows at this year's Bournemouth Air Festival

Please note, the aircraft listed below are subject to availability and weather conditions. 

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Thursday, August 31

Flying starts from 2pm

  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF)
  • Firebirds
  • Firefly
  • Super Pitts Muscle Bi-Plane
  • Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
  • Tutor
  • Yakovlev 50
  • Bronco
  • Spitfire & Mustang
  • RAFAT Red Arrows

Night Air

Starts at 7.45pm

  • RAF Typhoon
  • Firebirds
  • Otto the Helicopter
  • Tigers FFT Parachute Display Team

What else is happening?

Liberty Owls and local acts will be in the bandstand in the Lower Gardens during the day.

Then from 6.20pm in the Lower Gardens, visitors can enjoy the Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Team, HMRM Band Portsmouth Beat Retreat Sunset Ceremony, and a film screening.