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Live Reporting

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  1. That's all from Bournemouth

    That's all for today from the BBC at the Bournemouth Air Festival. Once again, the night displays will start around 20:20 BST tonight down at Bournemouth seafront.

    Thanks for joining us!

  2. Bournemouth 'a Red Arrows favourite'

    Bournemouth is one of the Red Arrows favourite venues their commentator Red 10 has said. 

    Following their display over the seafront they headed to Devon for a second performance of the day.

    Red Arrows in Bournemouth
    Red Arrows in Bournemouth
  3. Beach bathed in sunshine

    As you can see, the Air Festival site has well and truly brightened up after hours of drizzle and cloud.

    Bournemouth Beach

    However, despite the earlier bad weather, plenty of people have made the journey to catch a glimpse of the air displays.

    Bournemouth Beach from above
  4. Taking it to the extreme

    The Xtreme Air XA41 takes a second flight of the festival, have first flown yesterday.

    Xtreme Air

    The smoke you see "will do you no harm whatsoever" and is "completely environmentally friendly", the commentator said.

  5. Vintage fly past

    The Sally B, B-17 - which began operating in 1945 the last remaining one of its kind in Europe - provided a nostalgic wartime element to the festival and 1940s music was played through the outdoor speakers during its flight.

    B17 Sally B
  6. Red Arrows winning vantage point

    It turns out the Red Arrows aren't just good at aerobatics as Sq Leader Mike Ling also has an eye for a photo opportunity. 

    He's just won the Royal Airforce photography competition, coming first in the amateur military category.

    Mind you he did have a good vantage point.

    Quote Message: A lot of people don't get that opportunity. It was taken over ther beautiful blue Adriatic Sea in Greece. It's a great photo - even if I do say so myself."
  7. Video: Red Arrows impress the crowds

    Finally, the Sun is out and the Red Arrows were able to make the most of the fact and impress the crowds below.

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    Video caption: Red Arrows at Bournemouth Air Festival on day two

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    Video caption: Red Arrows paint the skies red, white and blue at Bournemouth Air Festival
  8. Top flight

    The Red Arrows begin their second display of the festival.

    Red Arrows over Bournemouth
  9. Out of hiding

    Crowds are beginning to gather to watch the displays now the rain has cleared and the sun has, albeit temporarily, appeared.

    Bournemouth Air Festival
    Bournemouth Air Festival crowds
  10. BreakingSaturday's Royal Navy vessel tours cancelled

    Festival organisers have announced that tomorrow's tours of the Royal Navy Ships moored offshore have been cancelled.

    Gale force winds and heavy rain is forcast for Saturday.

  11. Police commissioner down at the festival

    Dorset's police and crime commissioner Martyn Underhill has been visiting the air festival and chatting to members of the public.

    Martyn Underhill
  12. Despite the wind....

    Gusty and difficult conditions are "pushing the aircraft further into shore", commentators said of the Swiss Super Puma performance. 

    They added the pilots had adjusted their display due to the low cloud.

    Swiss Super Puma
  13. Displays finally under way as skies clear

    The Blackcats Display Team opens the air festival displays on Friday, following heavy downpours.

    Blackcats Display Team
  14. Like sitting in cotton wool

    Sue Paz

    BBC News Online

    BBC South's Sue Paz has been down on the seafront at Bournemouth all day - and finally has some good news to report.

    Quote Message: All day it's been like sitting in cotton wool but all of a sudden it's cleared and visibility is quite good. The sea is still quite choppy which is why the surfers are out making the most of it, but we can actually see now."
  15. The sun has got his hat on?

    The rain has stopped and the skies are brightening in Bournemouth... just the planes to get off the ground now.

    Bournemouth seafront
  16. Red, white and blue skies over Bournemouth

    Matthew Pinner sent us this great shot showing the incredible precision of the Red Arrows in action yesterday afternoon.

    The Red Arrows
  17. 'Sticking it out'

    Despite the relentless rain, families have set up camp on the beach with picnics... and desperation... awaiting the air displays which are due to start at 15:00.

    Mother and son, Lou and Scott Woodbridge
    Christine, Jacob, George and Melanie Cross (l-r)

    Mother and son, Lou and Scott Woodbridge, from Mudeford, have covered themselves with a picnic blanket.

    Lou said she had "no idea" why they were still braving it, while Scott said he was "still hoping something would fly".

    Meanwhile, sheltering under umbrellas, the Cross family, from Nottingham, first came to the festival last year.

    Melanie Cross, who was with her mother Christine and nephews 14-year-old Jacob and 17-year-old George, said: "We enjoyed it so much last year we're just going to stick it out and see what happens."

  18. Royal Navy gymnast champ among the festival team

    Lt Jamie Weller, who is part of the mobile news team at the Bournemouth Air Festival, set up the first Royal Navy gymnastics team.

    He's now the British Veterans Gymnastics Champion and last weekend his team won two national team titles and five individual titles at an event in Shropshire.

    Lt Jamie Weller performing on the rings
    Quote Message: I set the team up from scratch four years ago so this is a great achievement. I won two of the individual titles in trampoline and in the six-piece, which includes the rings and the high bar.