17th-20th August 2017, Eastbourne Seafront, East Sussex

Last updated: August 18, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Airbourne is one of the UK’s largest free airshows. The show is supported well by the Royal Air Force and the other UK armed services. Eastbourne also regularly attracts support from overseas, particularly the Belgian and Dutch air forces. As well as four days of flying displays, there are other events around Eastbourne including concerts and an impressive fireworks display.

Images from 2016 Event

Essential Show Information


Official Airshow Website

This Airshow is FREE!


Latest Aircraft Participation

Royal Air Force

  • Red Arrows – BAE Systems Hawk T1 x 9 (F) (FRI 1500hrs/SAT 1200 hrs/SUN 1200hrs)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (F) 29sqn (FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Supermarine Spitfire (F) (FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Boeing Chinook HC4/6 (F) (SUN)

British Army

  • Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN) Princess of Wales Royal Regiment
  • Army Historic Aircraft Flight Trust – de Havilland Canada Beaver AL1 (F) (THURS/FRI/SUN)
  • Army Historic Aircraft Flight Trust – Westland Scout AH1 (F) (THURS/FRI/SUN)

Belgian Air Force

  • Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Types

  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTi (F) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron (SAT/SUN)
  • BAC Strikemaster Mk82a (F) NWMAS (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)


  • North American P-51D Mustang (F) Boultbee Flight Academy/Miss Helen (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Supermarine Spitfire IX (F) Boultbee Flight Academy (FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Hawker Hurricane IIb (F) Hangar 11 (SAT/SUN)
  • Hispano HA-1112-M1L Buchon (F) Aircraft Restoration Company (SAT/SUN)
  • Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (F) Plane Sailing (SAT/SUN)
  • Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (F) Sally-B (SAT/SUN)


  • Blades Aerobatic Team – Extra 300/33LP x 4 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Breitling Wingwalkers – Boeing Stearman x 2 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Pitts S-2S Special (F) Rich Goodwin (SAT/SUN)
  • Team Raven – Vans RV4/8 x 6 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Fireflies Aerobatic Team – Vans RV4 x 2 (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Gyro Air Displays – Rotorsport Calidus (F) (THURS/FRI)
  • Twister Aerobatics Team – Silence SA1100 Twister x 2 (F) (SUN)


AIRCRAFT” – New Addition, (F) – Flying Display, (S) – Static Display, (F/S) – Flying and Static Display, (FP) – Flypast Only, (V) – Visiting Aircraft, (SP) – Support Aircraft, “AIRCRAFT” & (TBC)Participation To Be Confirmed by Organiser

CREDITS: Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team, NavyWings, The Blades, Breitling Wingwalkers