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Wet and windy Bournemouth forces airshow to cancel flying

Organisers of the Bournemouth Airshow have had to abandon flying for the day because of inclement weather.

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We have been delighted with the 10th Bournemouth Air Festival - three days of fantastic displays and great weather - but due to strong cross winds, low visibility and forecast rain, particularly at the airport, we have had to cancel today's flying display programme.

"However, the Royal Navy are scheduled to perform their amphibious beach demonstration at 12.30pm and Very Vintage Sunday ground entertainment on the East Overcliff starts at 10am."

– Airshow organisers

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Magnificent Vulcan takes to the sky this weekend in Bournemouth

The Cold War bomber the Vulcan will now be appearing at the Bournemouth Air Festival this weekend, thanks to fundraising efforts by members of Vulcan to the Sky.

The worlds last flying example of the aircraft was not originally appearing at the Air Show because of the £10,000 cost.

However, Bournemouth Aviation Museum members donated enough money to ensure the special aircraft could fly over Bournemouth.

Up, up and away!

The Red Arrows will be among some of the displays wowing visitors in Bournemouth over the next few days.

The town's annual Air Festival has begun, with performances from the RAF, the Royal Marines and the Army.

This years show will see the return of dusk air displays, with performances carrying on into the evening. The SWIP Team Twister Duo and the Red Devils will light up the night sky with their performances, finishing off with fireworks on Saturday evening.

Bournemouth Air Festival clinches big sponsor

The 2013 Bournemouth Air Festival has secured one of its most exciting sponsorship deals in its six year history.

This year's festival will see incredible land, sea and air displays that are enhanced by live music, entertainment and fireworks.

One of the UK's leading fibre optic infrastructure providers, CityFibre, is the UK's fastest Internet service provider have confirmed they will support the UK's largest aviation event.

We are very proud to be sponsoring such as fantastic, popular and well regarded event. The decision to become involved in the Bournemouth Air Festival was an easy one to make. Investing in the Air Festival is another way that we can support the local community."

– Greg Mesch, Chief Executive Officer at CityFibre
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