Thousands Head To This Year's Air Show

29 August 2013, 07:38 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

One of the biggest annual events on the South Coast starts today (Thursday 29 August).

Up to a million people will be descending on Bournemouth over the next four days for this year's Air Festival.

The free event on the seafront will see dozens of displays by helicopters and planes - including the Black Cats, Red Arrows and Vulcan Bomber.

It kicks off at 1.30pm - this year there are also evening shows from 8pm.

The travel advice - if you're driving there - is to use the official 'park and ride' service.

The Royal Navy's contribution is their largest ever in the six years of the event, with a number of vessels being assembled in the bay, and a training ship from the French Navy also putting in an appearance

Jon Weaver, Air Festival Director said:

"We're delighted to have the Reds back to full strength and the Typhoon returning for three displays, which is a first for us, is something Festival-goers have been wanting since it last appeared in 2010.

"The Royal Navy has surpassed themselves with the number of ships we?ll see in the bay, and organising participation from the French Navy is just amazing."

Click here to find out more about the air show.