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Airbourne (Eastbourne) Airshow History
Eastbourne is a medium sized town in East Sussex, on the south coast of England. It is situated at the eastern end of the South Downs, and boasts the famous Beachy Head cliff, as well as extensive beaches. The main town lies sheltered to the East of the cliffs helping to contribute to its high sunshine record.

The first 'Airbourne' Airshow at Eastbourne took place in 1993. Today the Eastbourne International Airshow, also called Airbourne, is now one of the the world's biggest free seafront airshows which attracts nearly a million people over the four days from Thursday to Sunday in August. The air show helps to contribute to the millions of pounds which tourism brings to the town.

In 2006, the Eastbourne International Airshow lost its main sponsor (Civil Service Motoring Association (CSMA) ) of 6 years and there were calls for the airshow to be scrapped. The local Green Party said the event 'has had its day'. However the council said there were no plans to pull the plug on the airshow and new sponsors were being sought. A number of smaller sponsors were found and this incredibly popular event continues to to be held at Eastbourne.

In 2008, Eastbourne Borough Council controversially decided to charge a five pound admission fee, in order to meet the show's rising costs, having failed to find a major sponsor. However, with visitor numbers down on previous years, and the additional cost of security during the event, the organisers were left with a 170k pound operational loss, and an inquiry was ordered. Lessons were learnt and the air show has continued to be held at Eastbourne.

Airbourne (Eastbourne) Airshow 2018
Airbourne Eastbourne Airshow.

The Eastbourne International Airshow, also called 'Airbourne', is now one of the the world's biggest free seafront airshows which attracts nearly a million people over the four days from Thursday to Sunday in August.

The air display features military fast jets, helicopters, parachutists and incredible displays from aerobatics teams, and usually includes the Red Arrows.

There are also plenty of ground events including beach play zones with giant inflatables, RAF simulators, Jet Rides and much more. In the evening there is the popular Airbourne Live beach stage offering a wide range of music and entertainment throughout the four days. There is also the traditional end of show fireworks display.

Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow 2018:

16-19 August - Airbourne 2018

Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow 2018:

Tourism Event of the Year 2015/16 at the Beautiful South Awards, Highly Commended in the 2016 VisitEngland Award and voted the UK's Best FREE Airshow by Airscene! Airbourne celebrates 26 years of airshow excellence in 2018.

Ground displays open 10am - 6pm daily, with flying from 12.00pm until approx. 5.00pm.

16-19 August - Airbourne 2018

Eastbourne (Airbourne) 2018 Airshow Participating Aircraft:

Eastbourne (Airbourne) 2018 Airshow Daily Schedule:

Thursday 16th August:
RAF Typhoon
RAF Chinook
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane - 4.43pm
Belgian Air Force A109
Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
The Blades Aerobatic Team
Tigers Parachute Team
Boultbee Spitfire
P-51 Mustang 'Miss Helen'
Calidus Autogyro

Friday 17th August:
1.00pm - Tigers Parachute Team
1.51pm - Calidus Autogyro
2.01pm - Belgian Air Force A109
2.13pm - P-51 Mustang 'Miss Helen'
2.26pm - Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
2.45pm - RAF Chinook
3.00pm - Red Arrows
3.36pm - Strikemaster
3.46pm - Boultbee Spitfire
4.00pm - BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane
4.20pm - The Blades Aerobatic Team
4.37pm - RAF Typhoon

Saturday 18th August:
12.45pm - Tigers Parachute Team
1.17pm - The Blades Aerobatic Team
1.34pm - Fireflies Display Team
1.46pm - RAF Tutor
1.58pm - Boultbee Spitfire
2.10pm - Vampire
2.24pm - Belgian Air Force A109
2.36pm - P-51 Mustang 'Shark'
2.48pm - Strikemaster
3.00pm - BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane
3.20pm - Bristol Blenheim
3.32pm - MiG-15
3.42pm - Pitts Special - Rich Goodwin
3.55pm - Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
4.12pm - RAF Typhoon
4.30pm - Red Arrows

Sunday 19th August:
12.30pm - Red Arrows - cancelled
1.00pm - Tigers Parachute Team - cancelled
1.18pm - BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane - cancelled
1.38pm - Fireflies Display Team
1.50pm - RAF Tutor - cancelled
2.01pm - Vampire
2.15pm - Belgian Air Force A109
2.27pm - P-51 Mustang 'Shark' - cancelled
2.39pm - Strikemaster
2.51pm - Boultbee Spitfire - cancelled
3.04pm - Bristol Blenheim
3.16pm - MiG-15 - Cancelled
3.26pm - Pitts Special - Rich Goodwin
3.39pm - Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
3.56pm - RAF Typhoon - cancelled
4.08pm - The Blades Aerobatic Team

Sunday 19th August Evening:
8.20pm - Fireflies Display Team
8.35pm - OTTO helicopter

Airbourne 2018 comes to a spectacular close with a firework finale at 10pm on Sunday 19 August 2018.
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On the ground:
Airbourne is proud to welcome The Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Marines and British Army. Meet the recruiting teams, ride a simulator and step aboard a Chinook, all located in a dedicated area on the Western Lawns. Helicopter pleasure flights over Beachy Head are also available over Airbourne.


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RAF Typhoon - Eastbourne Airshow 2017.

Belgian A-109 - Eastbourne Airshow 2017.

BBMF Griffon engined Spitfire XIX - Eastbourne Airshow 2017.

Red Arrows Display Schedule:

Friday 17 August - 3pm
Saturday 18 August - 4.30pm
Sunday 19 August - 12.30pm

Red Arrows schedule

BBMF Display Schedule:

Thursday 16 August - 4.43pm - LHS
Friday 17 August - 4pm - LHS
Saturday 18 August - 3pm - LHS
Sunday 19 August - 1.10pm - LHS

L=Lancaster, S=Spitfire & H=Hurricane

BBMF schedule

Scanner Frequencies:

Eastbourne Airshow Display - 132.900
Red Arrows - 243.450, 242.200
BBMF - 120.800, 122.700

Common Air Display Frequencies:
121.175, 130.675, 132.900, 130.500, 130.625, 134.550