Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow is getting ready for a golden year of RAF displays, joining the RAF Red Arrows in celebrating 50 years of flying.

With four days of Red Arrows displays already confirmed, Eastbourne will also welcome the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Tucano, Tutor, Sea King and for fast jet fans, the resounding heavy metal of the Eurofighter Typhoon.

The four day free seafront airshow which runs from 14 – 17 August also sees the return of the Army and Navy too, with a larger military exhibition planned for the Western Lawns, and many more aircraft and international displays still to come.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Leisure & Sports Services, Cllr Carolyn Heaps said “After the fantastic news about the Red Arrows, it’s great to see favourites such as the Typhoon and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight also joining the line up again. Its still early days for our flying programme, so this is a great start to a golden year!”

Fans can look forward to the return of children’s entertainment beaches, parachute displays and top flight display line hospitality in the Aviator Club with 3 course lunch from £85 per person and Cirrus Rooms buffet from £66 per person. Exclusive seating can also be booked online at £12 per adult and £8 per child.

Fans can also get a birds eye view of the flying from iconic beauty spot Beachy Head or take to the skies with a helicopter pleasure flight over the scenic South Downs National Park.

Businesses are currently being approached to sponsor flying displays, including the return of the Vulcan, which could return if enough money is raised to cover the extensive running costs. To sponsor a display call Tourism Marketing on 01323 415660 for more details.

To book hospitality call 01323 415313 or download a booking form from the website. For more information visit www.eastbourneairshow.com or telephone the Tourist Information Centre on 0871 663 0031.