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Lots of fun to be had at Eastbourne Airbourne - despite the soggy weather
12:45pm Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
The rain on the planes fell mainly in Eastbourne yesterday – but failed to dampen spirits.
Thousands of flight fans gathered on the soggy seafront for the second day of the Airbourne festival.
Despite the steady drizzle, most planes were still able to wow the crowds although there were a few forced no-shows.
Acts that took to the skies included a Typhoon jet, the Disney Matadors and a giant Chinook helicopter, although the weather meant aerobatics were out of the question.
However the Red Arrows flew in to rescue the day with a breathtaking display of nerve and skill.
An Airbourne spokesman said despite the weather, the day had gone “really well”.
She said: “The weather forecast was appalling so we’re just glad everyone was able to see some planes in the air.”
Flights scheduled for the weekend include a parachute display team, a P40 Kittyhawk and a Spitfire flypast.
The Shoreham Airshow, with highlights including planes from the Great War Display Team, will take place from August 31 to September 1.
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