Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow 11th - 14th August 2016

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The sun came out for Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow over the weekend with the show’s busiest ever day in its 23 year history.

The free four day airshow welcomed its biggest ever audience on Super Saturday as hundreds of thousands watched the Vulcan bomber fly for a final time over the town, along with the first ever free-to-watch flight of the world’s only flying Blenheim bomber.

For daily flight times, please purchase an Airbourne Programme nearer the time where you can view the preliminary times and receive a daily updated flight schedule.

Airbourne returns from 11 – 14 August 2016 and entry is free. All flying is subject to RAF operational commitments, weather and serviceability.

Please note the information below relates to 2015, check back in early 2016 for updates.

Vulcan: XH558

Image copyright of Eric Coeckelberghs and courtesy of Vulcan to the Sky Trust Eastbourne Vulcan

Vulcan XH558’s engines were re-started for the first time in August 2007. Finally, 14 years after its last flight & with over £7 million spent, Vulcan XH558 roared into the air again on Thursday 18th October 2007. An unforgettable day for the Vulcan to the Sky team. XH558 was finally granted her Permit to Fly on 3rd July 2008, and returned to air displays two days later at a packed RAF Waddington Airshow, her former home.

Ever since the incredible aircraft has been amazing crowds around the country and we are very fortunate for her to return to Eastbourne Air Show in 2015 displaying on Saturday 15 August.


The Reds are back in town for 2015!

The Red Arrows

Regarded as one of the world’s premier aerobatic teams, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, featuring new look Union Jack tailfins, the world renowned RAF Red Arrows display team will wow crowds on the seafront, beaches and reopened pier with three performances over Eastbourne, in one of the UK’s busiest free flying displays.

The four day free seafront airshow which runs from 13 – 16 August, is set for even more excitement thanks to the multiple visits 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.


Belgian NH90

Belgian NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter at Eastbourne Airbourne

Update: Unfortunately due to operational commitments, sadly the Belgian NH90 will no longer be able to attend Eastbourne Airbourne. We apologise for any inconvenience.





RAF Chinook

RAF Chinook at Eastbourne Airbourne 2015After recent award winning seasons on the display circuit, the Chinook Display Team return for 2015 with a new display, combining some of last years award winning sequence with new, exciting, high energy manoeuvres that make it clear why this display is one not to be missed! The display will allow the team to demonstrate the versatility and manoeuvrability of such a large aircraft to its full potential as used by some of the RAF pilots on current Operations.

P40 Kittyhawk

P40 Kittyhawk - Eastbourne Airbourne 2015

Jet Provost

Jet Provost Eastbourne Airbourne 2015

ARCO Spitfire

ARcO Spitfire Eastbourne Airbourne

RAF Hawk T2 Role Display

RAF Hawk T2 Role Demo at Eastbourne AirbourneBrand new for the 2015 display season in Eastbourne will be the arrival of not one, but two of the latest RAF fast jet trainers, the Hawk T2. The aircraft will display the agility and performance of the new variant Hawk T2 in this not to be missed duo display.

RAF Tutor

Tutor 2015The 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.

The Blades

Eastbourne Airbourne 2015  - The Blades


Eastbourne Airbourne MIG 15

P51 Mustang

Mustang Airbourne 2015

Breitling Wingwalkers

Breitling Wingwalkers Eastbourne Airbourne 2015


Bulldog Eastbourne Airbourne 2015


RV8tors Eastbourne Airbourne 2015

Patrouille REVA

Patrouille REVA Eastbourne Airbourne 2015

Norwegian Vampires

Norwegian Vampire Eastbourne Airbourne 2015
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RAF Typhoon

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 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 three-ship formation appears overhead. A special treat for this year will be the addition of the Flights Dakota aircraft displaying too.


Blenheim Eastbourne Airbourne  Copyright Jarrod Cotter

Tigers Parachute Team

Tigers Parchute Team 2015

RN Commando Sea King

RN Commando Sea King Eastbourne Airbourne 2015
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