Watch the video to find out the Festival's highlights for the next days.

The tenth edition of the Bournemouth Air Festival has started on Thursday with a packed programme of displays.

Visitors from all over the country travelled to the seaside resort for this tri-service event, which will last until Sunday.

Cpl Frank Millerick and the Tiger Parachute Display Team have a special role this year. He told Forces News:

"It's the first year that we have been asked as parachute display team to open the media launch for Bournemouth Air Festival."

"It's a privilege."

This year there will be first-time appearances from the historic Blenheim Bomber and the Strikemaster Pair.

Visitors will also be able to see the Royal Marines Band, the Yakovlevs, a Chinook, Sally B, Mustang P51, a Fairey Swordfish, Wingwalkers, Tiger Freefall Parachute Team, Xtreme, the Blades Aerobatic Display Team and a Challenger 2.

Bournemouth Air Festival 2017

The long-awaited Red Arrows will also be at the event on three out of the four days. To mark the 10th anniversary of the festival, they will do their first ever dusk display.

Sunday will feature vintage aircraft in the skies and cars on the ground, as well as entertainment for everyone.

However, this year most of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flights, reportedly a Lancaster bomber, two Hurricanes and three Spitfires, have been deemed unsafe to fly after the discovery of a technical defect and will not take part.

With the help of Air Festival Patrons, the event has raised approximately £100,000 for Forces charities.

Bournemouth Air Festival is the UK's biggest air festival and has attracted more than 8.5 million people since it started in 2008.

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