BOURNEMOUTH Air Festival’s full flying schedule faces disruption on its first day because of ‘adverse weather’. 

A full flying schedule will not be going ahead on Thursday afternoon, the council has said, because of today’s bad weather. 

It is unclear what has been axed today, but organisers are saying there will be further updates after 4pm when the weather starts to improve. 

Read more: Live updates as Bournemouth Air Festival 2023 gets underway

A spokesperson for the Air Festival said: “Due to the adverse weather, we are unable to provide a full flying schedule today. 

Bournemouth Echo:

“Based on current forecasts, the weather is forecast to improve from 16:00. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for further updates which we will provide as we know more. 

“Despite the rainy conditions, we still have plenty of things to do and entertainment right here on the ground. 

“From the Army and Navy Villages (Zone 2) & RAF and STEM Villages up on the East Overcliff (Zone 6). 

“If you’re looking to get some shelter, grab a bite or drink, check out some of the various hospitality and food/drink venues across the festival site that are under cover.” 

The Daily Echo has contacted BCP Council for more information, including what the flying schedule looks like today. 

People have been gathering along the seafront this afternoon in anticipation of the first display, due to take place at 2pm. 

The Battle of Britain flight, featuring a Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane, the Firebird display, Firefly, Super Pitts Muscle Bi-Plane and Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers were due to fly at 2pm until 3.15pm. 

The Daily Echo has put together a full guide to this year's event.

Weather permitting it will feature the Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon, a muscle bi-plane, a Chinook, and other aircraft.

The festival runs until Sunday.