The biggest crowds ever at Airbourne

The biggest crowds ever at Airbourne

The biggest crowds ever at Airbourne

First published in News

AIRBOURNE is celebrating a record-breaking year after drawing its biggest crowd ever.

The Eastbourne-based air show drew crowds of hundreds of thousands to the seafront to get a glimpse of the Red Arrows 50th anniversary display, the first formation flight of two Lancaster bombers in over 50 years.

Councillor Carolyn Heaps, Eastbourne Borough Council cabinet member for tourism and leisure, said: “This has been an amazing year for Airbourne and a wonderful showcase for the town after what has been a very difficult few weeks.

“The Lancaster formation was just awesome and an emotional experience for many people.

“I am delighted we were able to share this with some very special veterans on Thursday and Friday, as well as the many thousands of people attending the show.”

Air show fans from more than 60 countries watched Airbourne streamed live online with over 1,000 viewers of the show at any one time.

Airbourne returns from 13 to 16 August 2015. For more information visit eastbourneairshow.com

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10:04pm Wed 20 Aug 14

HumanHater says...

I am glad that all those mugs who came to eastbourne have finnely gone home.They paid £4.50 for a cheese burger.£2.50 for chips and £1.90 for a small tea.Those mugs should have mug tattood on their face.
I am glad that all those mugs who came to eastbourne have finnely gone home.They paid £4.50 for a cheese burger.£2.50 for chips and £1.90 for a small tea.Those mugs should have mug tattood on their face. HumanHater
  • Score: -5

5:09am Thu 21 Aug 14

Valentinian says...

Record crowds can only mean one thing...It still lost a lot of money but not quite as much as previous years!. Eastbourne deserves a lot of Planes over it....all carrying a full load.
Record crowds can only mean one thing...It still lost a lot of money but not quite as much as previous years!. Eastbourne deserves a lot of Planes over it....all carrying a full load. Valentinian
  • Score: -1

6:51am Thu 21 Aug 14

Dave At Home says...

Shame that PlanesTV could not host it properly and the link went down as the Lancs made an appearance, it was a good show but could have been so much better, next year they might get proper professionals in to run the commercial side. Still the best free show on the South Coast, but could be a lot better.
Shame that PlanesTV could not host it properly and the link went down as the Lancs made an appearance, it was a good show but could have been so much better, next year they might get proper professionals in to run the commercial side. Still the best free show on the South Coast, but could be a lot better. Dave At Home
  • Score: 2

7:12pm Fri 22 Aug 14

mr.airbourne says...

The airbourne was good,but they repeat a lot of the same stuff each year,but it is a cheap day out.If you dont buy on the seafront,me & the mrs buy drinks & snacks from the £1 store & take a cool bag,teas was around £1.50 we come each year to the airshow & bandstand & beach shows & displays.Keep up the good work,but have more different planes each year.
The airbourne was good,but they repeat a lot of the same stuff each year,but it is a cheap day out.If you dont buy on the seafront,me & the mrs buy drinks & snacks from the £1 store & take a cool bag,teas was around £1.50 we come each year to the airshow & bandstand & beach shows & displays.Keep up the good work,but have more different planes each year. mr.airbourne
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