This was my tenth consecutive year visiting Eastbourne Airbourne and I attended the Friday and Saturday shows, staying overnight at a seafront hotel. Friday was sunny and warm (20°C) but with a 20 knot wind from the east, and a heavy rain shower late Saturday afternoon interrupted the MiG-15 display.

The lineup was superb. This was my first time watching Team Raven, a six-ship RV display team and the Belgian Air Force launched pyrotechnics from their F-16. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have temporarily grounded their Merlin aircraft but sent a Griffin-powered Spitfire Mk 19.

Smaller aircraft flew out of Shoreham and the larger planes, such as the Red Arrows, based themselves at the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight for the weekend.

Eastbourne Airbourne – my photos

Radio frequencies

The following frequencies were in use:

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


The display line 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.