16th-19th August 2018, Eastbourne Seafront, East Sussex

Last updated: July 3, 2018 at 14:13 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 2017 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/SAT/SUN)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (F) 29(R) Sqn/RAF Typhoon Display Team (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Grob Tutor T1 (F) 6 FTS (SAT/SUN)
  • Boeing Chinook HC6/6A (F) 27(R) Sqn/RAF Chinook Display Team (THURS/FRI)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Avro Lancaster B1 (F)  (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Supermarine Spitfire (F)  (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hawker Hurricane IIc (F)  (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)

British Army

  • The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)  Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Belgian Air Force

  • Agusta A109BA (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN) A109 Display Team

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Types

  • BAC Strikemaster Mk82a (F) NWMAS (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • de Havilland Vampire FB52/T55 (F) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadon (SAT/SUN)
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTi (S) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadon (SAT/SUN)


  • North American P-51D Mustang (F) Robert Tyrell/Boultbee (THURS/FRI)
  • North American P-51D Mustang (F) Norwegian Spitfire Foundation/Boultbee (SAT/SUN)
  • Supermarine Spitfire IX (F) Boultbee (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Bristol Blenheim 1F (S) ARCo (SAT/SUN)


  • Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers – Boeing Stearman x 2 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Blades Aerobatic Team – Extra 300/330LP x 4 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Gyro Air Displays – AutoGyro Calidus (F) (THURS/FRI)
  • Fireflies Aerobatic Team – Vans RV4 x 2 (F) (THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • O’Brien’s Flying Circus – Schweizer S300C “OTTO” (F) (SUN)
  • Pitts S-2S Special (S) Rich Goodwin (SAT/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: The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team ; Belgian Air Force A109 Display Team ; RAF Tutor Display Team