Last chance to see iconic Vulcan plane at Airbourne 2015

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Plans for Airbourne have got off to a flying start this year with the Red Arrows, Eurofighter Typhoon and Vulcan Cold War bomber all confirmed to fly at the free four-day air show which returns this summer.

The world-renowned RAF Red Arrows display team will wow crowds on the seafront, beaches and reopened pier with three performances over Eastbourne, in one of the UK’s biggest free airshows from August 13-16.

The RAF Eurofighter Typhoon will provide a fast jet highlight on three days and history fans can look forward to the return of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which features a four-plane formation from the Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota.

The world’s only flying Vulcan bomber makes an appearance as it nears retirement and the Tutor returns to display its agility, along with a new variant Hawk T2 duo display.

Eastbourne Borough Council cabinet member for tourism and leisure, Cllr Carolyn Heaps, said, “Eastbourne has a special place in its heart for the Red Arrows so we are delighted to welcome back the world’s best aerial display team.

“Many special memories are made thanks to this amazing team, from meeting fans on the ground, to marriage proposals and even themed fireworks. Coupled with the awesome Typhoon and what could possibly be the last chance to see the imposing sight and sound of the Vulcan, we are in for a real treat this year.”

The four day show also features ground displays on the Western Lawns, Wish Tower Slopes and seafront.

There will be a military exhibition, live music on the beach, children’s entertainment areas, helicopter pleasure flights, evening concerts and fireworks, which move to Saturday night.

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