Bournemouth Air Festival 2023 is almost upon us, and for those attending the event there are a few rules and regulations to keep in mind.

The event will be held over four days from Thursday, August 31 to Sunday, September 3, with many air displays taking place.

It will feature the likes of the Typhoon, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Chinook, and of course the Red Arrows.

For those coming along to the Air Festival, there are a few things they will need to keep in mind with regards to safety.

Bournemouth Air Festival 2023 rules and regulations

Air restrictions 

An air restriction flying zone is in place over the weekend due to many aircraft carrying out tricky manoeuvres.

The Civil Aviation Authority says this applies to any "small balloon, any kite weighing not more than two kilograms, any unmanned aircraft and any parachute including a parascending parachute or paramotor."

Therefore drones can not be flown around the event site and the festival organisers have asked people not to bring them along.

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On their website, it says: "It’s against the law to fly them within the Air Festival Restricted Airspace established to protect participating aircraft and display teams.

"Organisers are under strict rules to cancel the flying display programme if drones are flying in the dedicated approved air space; drone operators will be prosecuted."

Maritime Safety Zone

A Maritime Safety Zone has been set up for the event which prohibits boats from entering the sea below the flight display area.

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Marine patrols will be in place to make sure people do not enter this area in their boats.

Can you bring dogs to the Bournemouth Air Festival?

Dogs are only allowed on the promenade on a lead, and are not allowed on the beach during the event.

An exception is made for guide dogs, but they do have to be on a lead.

BBQs on the beach

People are asked not to bring BBQs to the beach during the Air Festival and to instead support the on-site food traders or bring a picnic.

The website added: "Open fires, fire pits and fire bowls are not permitted at any time on our beaches, promenades, cliffs or cliff tops, which provide a home to many of the UK’s rare species of reptiles, birds and insects.

"Their dry nature means they are vulnerable and sparks from open fires can cause horrific damage."