It's the second day of the 2017 Bournemouth Air Festival today.

Whether you're a first time visitor or a veteran, here's our round-up of what's happening on day two of the annual event.


The beach assault rehearsal takes place at 12.30pm with flying starting at 2pm. The Red Arrows are taking to the skies at 3.30pm, plus there are fireworks from Boscombe Pier tonight at 10pm. 

Don't miss our story on the park and ride service or our essential guide to this year's Air Festival for more information about this year's event. 

We'll be live blogging all the action over the next four days, plus latest traffic, travel and weather updates.

Please note: the aircraft listed below are subject to availability and weather conditions. Come back for our live blog where we'll be keeping you up to date with any changes.

Friday, September 1

12.30pm to 5pm

  • Beach assault rehearsal
  • Twister Duo
  • Gerald Cooper
  • MiG 15
  • Chinook Display Team
  • P-51 Mustang
  • Spitfire
  • Red Arrows
  • Tigers Parachute Display Team
  • Strikemaster
  • Sally-B
  • Bristol Blenheim 
  • The Blades Aerobatic Display Team

Dusk Display

  • Twister Duo
  • O'Briens Flying Circus: Otto the Helicopter
  • Red Devils Parachute Regiment 

Other entertainment

There will be family entertainment in the Lower Gardens from 6pm to 10pm with bird displays, face painting, fire shows, a plane making workshop and Alice in Wonderland characters.

At East Overcliff at 6.15pm, watch the Royal Marines Unarmed Combat, then from 6.30pm to 7pm, the HM RM Band Collingwood performs the Beat Retreat.

The Nick Ross Orchestra will be performing a free gig at Pier Approach at 8.15pm featuring Sam Merrick or head to the Immense Aerobar at Boscombe beach for Rio Carnival where entry costs £5.