Having enjoyed the event so much last year, we made sure we could make it to at least one day of the four day Eastbourne Air Show.
The Thursday and Friday passed us by with little more than the odd noise of a plane or a trail of smoke in the distance. On Saturday, we headed down to Eastbourne sea front to claim a space with a prime view over the sea and display area.
Unfortunately, the parachute display team were cancelled as the clouds loomed and the wind tore down the beach, so we weren’t able to watch the skydiving. However, the weather picked up and all the other air experience displays went ahead as planned.
We were treated to a display by the Typhoon first, an incredibly fast plane that can go twice the speed of sound and leaves behind a thunderous roar. Next, Rich Goodwin in his biplane, with an adrenaline fuelled acrobatic performance. With loops, barrel rolls, and stalls, we were entertained by his small aircraft.
The Air Show offers other things to do as well as watch the flying. There are food stalls to grab a delicious lunch, flight teams to chat to, competitions to enter, and a replica Chinook helicopter to board. All within a short distance of the main display area, you don’t miss any of the incredible flights.
For the rest of the day we sat and watched. Highlights included the Breitling Team, the Blades, and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Watching the heavy Lancaster bomber plane flying over Beachy Head flanked by two Spitfires is a memorable sight.
For a taste of adventure and a fun day out, get yourself to the Eastbourne Air Show next year. Escape London for a day by the coast and enjoy the magnificent flying displays. The only thing missing is a paragliding display!