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Read all the latest news from Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow including the latest on aircraft displaying, ground attractions and acts taking to the Airbourne Live Stage.
Hear all about Airbourne making it a trio of awards with 'Best Free Airshow' at the Airscene Awards, taking Gold in the Beautiful South Awards 'Tourism Event of the Year 2015/16' and also the prestigious Highly Commended at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.
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Red Arrows Return to UK’s Best Free Airshow!
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows will be back flying above Eastbourne’s skies this summer following the announcement of their 2016 flying programme!
Their appearance at Airbourne, Eastbourne’s international airshow, voted as the UK’s best free airshow in the 2015 Airscene Awards, will see them joined by Royal Air Force displays from the Eurofighter Typhoon, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the King Air, all of which promise to provide show-stopping displays in Eastbourne, when Airbourne returns from 11–14 August 2016.
Parking charges to remain in place for flagship airshow
Action against inconsiderate motorists will make it easier for visitors to Eastbourne’s popular Airbourne event to find a parking space.
In previous years, East Sussex County Council has suspended parking regulations along the seafront but this has resulted in complaints about camper vans parking overnight and blocking multiple spaces.
“We have always worked closely with the local community and Eastbourne Borough Council to ensure this flagship event is a success, and this has included making parking on the seafront free,” said Cllr Carl Maynard, the county council’s lead member for transport and environment.
“Unfortunately, at recent events, this has resulted in a number of camper vans parking for the entire weekend and, due to their size, taking up multiple spaces. This has made it difficult for visitors to park in the area.”
For the duration of this year’s show, which runs from Thursday, August 11 to Sunday, August 14, normal charges will remain in place along the seafront.
Provision will be made for traders who need to park their refrigerated vehicles close to the seafront and additional disabled parking spaces for Blue Badge holders will be available in Devonshire Place.
There are a number of car parks available for visitors and a park and ride scheme will operate between 5 Acre Field and Eastbourne Pier, details and timings for which are available here.
Cllr Maynard added: “Although we are making every effort to ensure that as many parking spaces as possible are available for visitors, thousands of people are expected to attend the event over the weekend and there is likely to be a high demand for spaces, particularly on the seafront. We would encourage visitors to use public transport or the park and ride service wherever possible.”
Airbourne Scoops National Tourism Award!
Airbourne, Eastbourne’s international airshow was also awarded ‘Highly Commended’ status, at the VisitEngland Awards in the category of ‘Tourism Event of the Year’. Airbourne faced tough competition in this category, with ‘Gold’ being awarded to Liverpool City Council for its event, ‘Memories of August 1914 Liverpool’.
Airbourne Crowned Gold in Elite Tourism Awards
Winning Gold at the Tourism South East ‘Beautiful South Awards’, Eastbourne’s annual airshow came out on top in the ‘Tourism Event of the Year’ category.
Super Saturday Brings Biggest Ever Crowd to Airbourne
The free four day airshow welcomed its biggest ever audience on Super Saturday as hundreds of thousands watched the Vulcan bomber for a final time over Eastbourne.