Bournemouth Air Show gets ready for action

VIDEO: The Royal Navy, Red Arrows and a Dutch daredevil prepare for this year's Bournemouth Air Show

Where can you watch Commandos fling themselves from helicopters into speedboats, see aeroplanes perform dardevil loops in the skies above you and still reach the sanctity of the wetbar?

Taking place around the motorboat haven of Poole Harbour, the Bournemouth Air Show draws thousands of people to watch the air and sea displays between Thursday 19 and Sunday 22 August 2010.

In addition to displays from the RAF, this year the demo team from the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) will be roaring over the skies of Bournemouth in the bright orange Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, which has a maximum speed of more than 900 miles per hour.

The Red Arrows will mark the 70th anniversary of their Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – including the Eurofighter Typhoon, Hawk jet, Tucano and Tutor – with three displays over the weekend.

Royal Marine Commandos
will be mount an amphibious assault on the beach and visitors can take a tour around the HMS Bangor as well as pirate hunter RFA Largs Bay.

A new evening event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will include nighttime air displays, live music, hot air balloons, street entertainers, fireworks and aviation-inspired film screenings.

Check out our guide to Poole’s marinas and slipway guide to see how you can enjoy the Bournemouth Air Show from the water.

Watch highlights from last year’s event:


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