Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow 13th - 16th August 2015

Vulcan Confirmed for Airbourne 2015
Royal Navy Raider Parachute team

Airbourne returned in 2014 with a fantastic four days of fast jets, historic aircraft, parachute displays and so much more.

Joining the Red Arrows, fans can be sure to look forward to another great selection of aircraft from modern strike fighter jet's to historic vintage aircraft from WWII. Not forgetting the always popular parachute display teams making a splash as they jump from upto 12,000ft into the sea!

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Please note the information below is from 2014, check back in the new year for updates about what will be flying at Airbourne 2015!

Canadian Lancaster Joins Airbourne 2014

The Reds are back in town!

The Red Arrows

Regarded as one of the world’s premier aerobatic teams, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, return to wow the crowds on all four days of Airbourne 2014.

''2014 will be the 50th display season for the Red Arrows in which they will continue to enthrall, captivate and inspire millions of people both in the UK and around the world with a series of displays and flypasts at a wide variety of events.''

The four day free seafront airshow which runs from 14 – 17 August, 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.

Leading a line up of fast jets, historic aircraft and many favourites from the last two decades of the show, the world famous Red Arrows will take to the sky every day throughout Airbourne.


Eurofighter Typhoon

Eurofighter Typhoon at Eastbourne AirbourneThe Typhoon is a multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, from air policing, to peace support, through to high intensity conflict that is one of the best modern military jets anywhere in the world.

RAF Tucano

RAF Tucano at Eastbourne Airbourne 2014The Tucano T1 is a modified version of the Brazilian Embraer EMB-312 Tucano aircraft. The Tucano replaced the Jet Provost in RAF service and its two-seat tandem cockpit makes it an ideal lead-in to the Hawk, which is flown at the next stage of training.


RAF TutorThe Grob Tutor, is used for Elementary Flying Training by the 14 University Air Squadrons and 12 Air Experience Flights throughout the UK. The combination of docile handling characteristics and good performance make it very suitable for its training role.
Chinook HC2 at Eastbourne Airbourne

Chinook set for Eastbourne

The Chinook is a tandem rotor helicopter operated by the Royal Air Force. The RAF Chinook fleet is the largest outside the United States. RAF Chinooks have seen extensive service including fighting in the Falklands War, peace-keeping commitments in the Balkans, and action in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The Chinook HC2 provides heavy-lift support and transport.

The Blades

The Blades at Eastbourne AirbourneThe Blades Aerobatic Display Team is a full-time civilian display team. It is the only display team in the world that, in addition to flying air displays, also acts as an airline taking passengers on close formation aerobatic flights for unforgettable flying experiences.

Breitling Wingwalkers

Breitling WingwalkersThe Breitling wingwalkers are seen live by over 6 million spectators each year in the UK alone. They perform a breathtaking sequence of acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands whilst strapped to the top wings of the team's beautiful Boeing Stearman biplanes. 

The Tigers

Tigers Parachute Display TeamThe Tigers Parachute Display team are all serving members of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment. They demonstrate a combination of impressive freefall and canopy skills using smoke for extra effect and  large trailing flags which can be deployed under canopy before splashing into the sea to land!

Jet Provost

Jet Provost at Eastbourne AirbourneThe BAC Jet Provost (originally built by Hunting Percival) was a British jet-powered trainer aircraft used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1955 to 1993. The Jet Provost was also successfully exported, serving in many air forces worldwide. Jet Provosts were withdrawn from RAF service in the early 1990s and replaced by Short Tucanos. The Jet Provost remains popular among enthusiasts and being an inexpensive jet, many are now in private hands. Some are flown at airshows.

Gnat Display Team

Red Gnats at Eastbourne AirbourneThe Folland Gnat first flew in 1955 and was primarily used in the UK in its training configuration as well as being chosen for the British Yellowjacks aerobatic team in 1964. In 1965, when the RAF set up its first big jet aerobatic team, the nimble and striking Gnat was an obvious choice. The jets were painted RED and after forming in late 1964 the new team made its first public appearance in 1965 – that team still goes under the same name that it did all those years ago, “The Red Arrows.”

Royal Navy Raiders

Royal Navy Raiders at AirbourneSince the formation of the Raiders in 1983, the team has composed of skilled sport parachutists from across the spectrum of the Naval Service, including team members from Royal Navy Surface Fleet, Submarine Service, Royal Marines and Fleet Air Arm displaying the very best in military parachuting.

ARC Spitfire

ARC Spitfire at Eastbourne AirbourneBuilt as a single-seat LFLX fighter at the Castle Bromwich factory of Vickers Supermarine in 1944, it was delivered to RAF Lyneham being brought up to operational standard for service delivery. In 2000 the aircraft suffered a fatal crash but was salvaged for a complete rebuild by the Aircraft Restoration Company.


Tom Gibbons - Global Aviation ResourceThe English Electric Canberra is a British first-generation jet-powered light bomber manufactured in the 1950s. The Canberra could fly at a higher altitude than any other bomber through the 1950s and set a world altitude record of 70,310 ft (21,430 m) in 1957. Two aircraft remain in service performing meteorological work for NASA.

O'Brien's Flying Circus

O'Brien's Flying Circus

Renowned aviator and airshow commentator Brendan O'Briend has formed his own Flying Circus. Using his considerable showmanship and flying skills he has created a versatile act to wow the crowds! Don't miss this amazing twilight pyrotechnic display on Sunday.




The RV-8 is a high performance, aerobatic, 2 seat homebuilt kit aircraft. Close formation aerobatics are combined with speeds of up to 230 mph and dare-devil opposition passes. The climax of the display is the giant white heart, drawn in the sky by the aircraft and their smoke trails.

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Sea King

RAF Sea KingThe Westland Sea King HAR3 entered RAF service in 1978 and the 3A in 1996; both marks of aircraft are used in the Search and Rescue (SAR) role. The aircraft are operated from six locations around the UK, with each location supporting two aircraft. There is also a detachment of two HAR3s providing SAR cover in the Falkland Islands.

Battle of Britain

Battle of BritainNowadays the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is a household name and a national institution. Just about everyone will stop in their tracks as the familiar Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster three-ship formation appears overhead. This year at Airbourne will be extra special as we welcome a special visitor - the only other airworthy Lancaster in the world will be flying over from Canada to display at Airbourne!


Dakota at Eastbourne AirbourneNot only will the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight be flying in formation with the only other remaining airworthy Lancaster from Canada, but the flight will be joined by the C-47 Dakota. The Douglas C-47 Dakota is without doubt one of the most successful aircraft designs in history. It became one of the world's most famous military transport aircraft and saw widespread use by the Allies during World War Two.


Army Lynx at Eastbourne AirbourneThe Lynx is a British multi-purpose military helicopter designed and built by Westland Helicopters. The Lynx has been adopted by over a dozen armed forces serving in the battlefield utility, anti-armour, search & rescue and anti-submarine warfare roles. The Lynx was the first fully aerobatic helicopter and is capable of performing a variety of loops and rolls!


Norwegian VampiresThe Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron will be displaying two de Havilland Vampires at this years Airshow. The Vampire were uses by 19 RAF squadrons who flew them in Europe, Middle East and the Far East. A total of 3,268 Vampires were built in 15 different versions!

P51 Mustang

Mustang at Eastbourne AirbourneThe P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. One of the most original P-51 Mustangs in existence, having served as one of the famous 332nd Fighter Group, the "Red Tails", also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, in Italy during 1945.