The first day of this four-day event is often light on content, but who can complain when the show is free? Unfortunately, three acts cancelled leaving only six, including the Breitling Jet Team. They closed the show at 4pm, a privilege the Red Arrows were unable to accept as they’re on their North American tour.

There were only two hours of flying, but sitting on a sunny beach playing with my new camera was a great way to spend an afternoon.

Eastbourne airshow 2019 – my photos

Radio frequencies

The following frequencies were in use:

Lifeboat / Coastguard156.0 (FM)
Safety boat “Katrina”156.675 (FM)


The display line for the Eastbourne airshow is over water, running south-west to north-east, with the crowd facing south-east. The sun starts in front of the crowd but crosses behind, to the right, at about 15:00. Crowd centre is by the Wish Tower.