After being voted the UK’s best free airshow for two years in a row by Airscene fans, Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow is back this year even bigger and better than ever, with not one but four Red Arrows displays to delight fans.
The four day free seafront airshow which runs from 15 – 18 August, last year enjoyed the busiest day ever in its 20 year history, and this year is set for even more excitement thanks to the quadruple visit by the world’s most famous high precision display team along with the best of British flying.
Joining the Red Arrows, fans can look forward to more highlights from the RAF and Army including the Lynx, Tucano and Tutor, the nostalgic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and for fast jet fans, the resounding heavy metal of the Eurofighter Typhoon. The heavy duty, tandem rotor Chinook helicopter also returns with a demonstration of its enormous heavy lift capabilities complete with gravity defying somersaults.
Alongside the military displays, family favourites, the Breitling Wingwalkers, make a welcome return after recently wowing the crowds in Australia, featuring daring acrobats on the wing. Also returning are world record holders, The Blades, who will be zooming across the skies after flying a record breaking 26 consecutive loops last season.
With even more displays to be announced, fans can look forward to a military exhibition featuring the best of the RAF, Army and Navy, plus arena displays, children’s entertainment beaches, parachute displays and top flight display line hospitality. In the evening Bandstand concerts entertain each night, along with an outdoor film screening and a seafront firework spectacular over the weekend.
Fans can also get a birds eye view of the flying from iconic beauty spot Beachy Head or take to the skies with a helicopter pleasure flight over the scenic South Downs National Park.
Airbourne takes place on Eastbourne seafront with arena and ground displays on the Western Lawns over all four days, and entry is free. For more information visit www.eastbourneairshow.com or telephone 0871 663 0031.