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Bournemouth air show

If you are heading out in the New Forest over the next couple of days it’s a good idea to look to the skies as the More Bus Bournemouth Air Festival kicks of on Thursday 20th and last until Sunday 23rd. The largest free festival of its kind anywhere in Britain will take place along the 7 mile stretch of beaches in Bournemouth.

The 2009 festival is promising to be bigger and better than ever before with more aircraft, more ground attractions and more entertainment its going to be an action packed 4 days. This year is also extra special as it marks the centenary of the Royal Navy Fly Naval with plenty of special celebrations to mark this event including hands on action and amazing displays.

Keep an eye out for a fantastic array of civilian aircraft including the world’s only wing walking formation team as well as displays from Yakovlevs Aerobatic Team, The Blades Aerobatic Display Team, spitfire, Mustang, The Matadors, Sally-B Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Eurofighter Typhoon and not one, not two but three displays by the Red Arrows.

It won’t be just the air craft to look out for though, on Thursday night the Royal Marines will be look to break a world record in aid of the Help for Heroes appeal. The Marines will attempt to launch 110,000 fireworks in just 60 seconds and will light the night sky with a truly spectacular sight. Other evening highlights include a hot air balloon glow, a laser display and another fireworks display.

If you are staying in a New Forest Hotel or any type of New Forest Accommodation Bournemouth will just be a short drive from your location and certainly promises to be worth the trip.


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