Get your days right with airshow

The Red Arrows are bound for Moscow this summer rather than making their traditional August appearance as the highlight of Airbourne.  Pic by Mark Jarvis
The Red Arrows are bound for Moscow this summer rather than making their traditional August appearance as the highlight of Airbourne. Pic by Mark Jarvis

YOUR article on pages 1 and 3 of Wednesday’s Gazette reveals stunning ignorance on behalf of “A council spokesman” and/or Councillor Neil Stanley (the article doesn’t make it clear whether or not these are one and the same person) who seeks to assure us that even without the Red Arrows (the main draw for spectators) “he believed Airbourne would still be a major draw for tourists and that there would be enough going on over the course of the three days to make it worthwhile people coming”.

For as many years as I can remember, Airbourne has been an annual FOUR day air show, running from Thursday to Sunday inclusive.

I should know, as I always attend all four days!

How can a representative of Eastbourne Borough Council make such an erroneous comment?

And why did no-one at the Gazette or Herald challenge the inaccuracy at the time?

The council’s official Airbourne website (www.eastbourneairshow.com) is no better, as it refers to the fantastic three days of flying in 2011, which of course should also be FOUR.

It is important that visitors to the town and anyone else making plans to attend the free air show are aware that it extends over all four days, so these silly errors should not make their way into the local press or the official website.

Someone at the council needs to pull their finger out and get things right in future!

BARRY EARTHROWL,

Dudley Road.