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Red Arrows will not appear at Eastbourne Airshow
7:10am Friday 6th April 2012 in News
The Red Arrows will not be appearing at this year's Eastbourne Airshow - instead choosing to fly at a Russian event.
The display team, who usually top the bill at the International Airshow, are missing this year's event as they are in Moscow to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Air Force.
However Tornado and Hawk fast jets along with the Battle of Britain trio of the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster are all set to appear at the August 9 to 12 event.
Organisers have promised more announcements with a host of classic jets, helicopters and a parachute display team set to join the bill.
Neil Stanley, Eastbourne Borough Council's cabinet member for tourism, said: “We are of course sad not to see the Red Arrows this year, but understand their commitments overseas cannot always work in our favour.
“Not all airshows receive the Red Arrows every year, and we are very lucky to have welcomed them most years and look forward to their return in the future.”
For more information call 0871 6630031 or visit www.eastbourneairshow.com.