Where to Watch Eastbourne Airbourne - Graham Huntley

Plan Your Visit to Eastbourne Airshow

Find out the best places to watch all the Airbourne action, information on parking, plus how to get to Eastbourne.

The packed flying programme starts at about 12pm each day and ends around 5pm. However just because the flying finishes at 5pm, don't leave the show then as there is still lots to see and do in the military trade exhibitions and trade villages.

Watch all the action in the air but don't forget to see some of our top ground attractions with something for all the family. Showground open from 10am each day.

Viewing Areas - The best place to catch the action

Seafront Viewing at Airbourne - Graham Huntley

Seafront & Beach

Watch from prime position on the seafront at the frontline of all the flying action, with a host of trade stands and the huge beach as the ideal location to catch all the flying action. Alternatively reserve your place and avoid the crowds with the Bandstand's exclusive seating for ticket holders. Excellent, uninterrupted views across the display line.

Western Lawns -Graham Huntley

Western Lawns & Wish Tower

Join the front row and watch all the Airbourne action on the Western Lawns amongst the military exhibition zone. For an elevated view take a walk up the Wish Tower Slopes offering great views along the whole seafront.


Beachy Head Viewing Airbourne - Graham Huntley

Beachy Head

For somewhere a bit different and unique, head to the Park n' View car park at Dencher, Beachy Head (near the pub), with views of flying displays over Eastbourne*. Toilets and refreshments available. At Warren Hill Field, the Dencher and Dewpond temporary event car parks there will be £6 daily charge levied for parking as part of the event traffic management for the area. We advise arriving early to avoid the traffic queues. Programmes are also available for £4

* Please note all displays will take place on the display line between the Western Lawns and the Pier.
Airbourne Hospitality - Marcus Ward

Airbourne Hospitality

The Aviator Club returns in 2020. Boasting uninterrupted views of the display line from the Western Lawns. A unique, unrivalled, hospitality venue from which to admire the aerial displays all four days of the show with prices just £95.

Alternatively, The Departure Lounge returns to offer display line viewing with a light lunchtime buffet for £59. Open on Sunday 16th August 2020 on the Western Lawns.

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Eastbourne Bandstand

Exclusive Seating at the Bandstand

Reserve your place and avoid the crowds. It's a great place to relax, chat and enjoy the flying displays. Excellent, uninterrupted views across the flying display line. Come and go as you please knowing you will have a seat to come back to.

2020 Prices:

Adult: from £11 per day

Child: from £7 per day

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Redoubt Gun Platform

Redoubt Fortress Gun Platform

For somewhere a bit different, make tracks to the Redoubt Fortress and watch some of the flying displays from the Eastern side of the Pier. In between displays, take a look around the historic fortress featuring hundreds of years of history.

(Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday only)

On the Water

There will be a maritime exclusion zone for the duration of Eastbourne Airshow to enable the flying displays to take place safely.

There will be two flying display lines at 230m and 400m from the water mark and a 400m safety line at a distance of 400m from the (400m display line) i.e. 800 m from the water line.

No boats or craft can be launched into this area or enter this area at any time during the flying displays. Any boats watching displays from the sea need to anchor to the south of the 400m safety line.

If any boats / crafts enter the safety zone ALL flying displays will be stopped. Please adhere to the instructions of the event safety boat call sign “Katrina” who can be contacted on VHF channel 73. Thank you for complying to these measures to ensure a safe air show.

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Airbourne Information

Information Tent - Visit the Information Tent on the Western Lawns for the latest flying updates and event information. Plus you can donate to the 'Give a Quid' campaign. Proceeds go towards the future of the airshow and local good causes.

Lost person / meeting point - The lost person's marquee and meeting point is located on Wilmington Square.

First Aid - Temporary first aid posts are situated on King Edward's Parade, at the Lifeguard's station and at the Red Cross Field Medical Centre in Wilmington Square.

Give a Quid- Giving to Airbourne will help us to continue to offer Airbourne as a free event. 30% of all donations will also go to help the work of local good causes. You can donate at the information tent, donation points at the entrance/exits and also official Airbourne bucket collectors along the seafront. Donate Now      

Buy your programme

A must have for the event with aircraft information plus flying times (and free daily updates each morning), exclusive discount vouchers, and an exclusive chance to enter and win a Citizen Red Arrows watch!

Programmes available for online order now £4 + £1.50 P&P.

Airbourne eShop

Radio Airbourne 87.7FM

Radio Airbourne 87.7FM


Tune in for advance information, weather, traffic and car parking reports plus flying commentaries and interviews on 87.7FM.

With broadcasting coming live from a selection of venues across Eastboune including Devonshire Park Tennis Centre and The Beachdeck.

The station will be back on the airwaves over the four days of Airbourne and is a great way to keep up with all the action if you're on your way to the show.

Travel & Accommodation

Keep the kids busy on the way!

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Tourist Information Centre contact

For general information, accommodation and places to visit call into the main Tourist Information Centre in Cornfield Road. Open: Mon-Fri: 9am-5:30pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 10am-1pm.


Tel: 01323 415 415

Email: tic@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

Web: visiteastbourne.com