03/09/2012

Bournemouth Air Festival


This weekend my parents came down and we all went to the amazing Bournemouth Air Festival.  It's one of my favourite weekends and I feel so lucky that it takes place right on my doorstep.........and it's FREE!!!!!!

We saw lots of aircraft including the Red Arrows, The Vulcan, Chinook helicopters, Breitling Wing Walkers, Tornados, The Catalina Flying Boat, King Air, Miss Demeanour, The Black Cat helicopter display team and many many more.  Whilst we enjoyed watching the displays and listening to the roar of all the planes my Dad enjoyed taking some photos.  Here's a small selection, of the very many, he took.

The Red Arrows and the Jon Egging Memorial


The Red Arrows are my Mums favourite display team and she was especially sad last year when Flt Lt Jon Egging (Red 4) lost his life after is plane came down at the end of their display at Bournemouth.  The Jon Egging Memorial is a fitting tribute to him, and was designed by local school children at Kinson Primary School.  Jons wife, Emma, has also set up the Jon Egging Trust which creates partnerships and develops opportunities for young people who are under-achieving in the formal education system and links them with inspirational people and environments connected to aviation.   If you can spare any pennies please do consider making a donation.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Breitling Wing Walkers

The Avro Vulcan, my favourite plane of all time!
The Avro Vulcan is my favourite plane of all time, I remember going to see her display at all the air shows in East Anglia when I was little, yes that's right, I'm a bit of a plane nerd!  This Vulcan, the XH558, is the only Vulcan in the world still flying today and it's all down to the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, it's volunteers, and all the wonderful people and organisations who make the donations needed to keep her flying.  If you saw her this weekend, or during any of her displays this summer please consider making a donation to keep her flying.

Chinook helicopter over HMS York (one for my Brother)

And during all of this the beach and sea users were all kept safe under the watchful eye of the wonderful RNLI.



Did you go to the Bournemouth Air festival?  What was your favourite display?

If not, what did you get up to this weekend? 

Whatever you did I hope you had lots of fun.

Happy Monday my lovelies. xx 

 

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