The Red Arrows launch the second day of the Bournemouth Air Festival on Friday 21 August 2009.
An RAF Chinook support helicopter (inset), as watched by thousands of people at the Bournemouth Air Festival on Saturday 22 August 2009. The Chinook can reach speeds of up to 160kts and climb to an altitude of 15,000ft.
An Avro Lancaster bomber as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight display (inset), high above Bournemouth's beaches at the town's air festival on Saturday 22 August 2009. The Lancaster first flew in 1941 and was used extensively in WWII.
Royal Navy Black Cats perform as sea bathers look on. The two Lynx helicopters used to fly as The Lynx Pair until they were renamed Black Cats in 2004.
The name Black Cat comes from a mix of the Lynx Wildcat name and the naval slang term of 'black catting', a form of one-upmanship - according to the Black Cats' website.
Commentating at the air show, so everyone knows what's going on in the skies above, down on the ground.
Red Arrows were a popular sight at the Bournemouth Air Festival, in their many formations. Since they were formed in 1965, the Red Arrows have performed over 4,000 displays in 53 countries.
Bournemouth's seven miles of beaches were crowded with people. Reports indicate that up to 340,000 people were in the town for the festival on Saturday 22 August alone.
Children trying out dummy helicopters for size, in one of the many military stands at the festival.
The XH558 Avro Vulcan. Restored in 2008 and scheduled to appear at last year's festival, the vintage bomber finally flies in. The Vulcan was retired from military service in 1984 and is one of 136 originally built.
A Eurofighter Typhoon, with its two booming Eurojet EJ200 turbojet engines roaring loudly above the beaches. The RAF describe it as a 'multi-role combat aircraft' and for many at the air show it was the highlight.
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