Red Arrows entertain crowds as sun finally shines on Airbourne

MARTIN DIGHTON took this photo of the Red Arrows at Airbourne ENGSUS00120130819104413
MARTIN DIGHTON took this photo of the Red Arrows at Airbourne ENGSUS00120130819104413

The world-famous Red Arrows wowed the Airbourne crowds this afternoon (Friday, July 14) as the sun finally shone down on Eastbourne.

Today’s events were a welcome flurry of entertainment after yesterday’s schedule was completely washed out by torrential rain and thunderstorms.

The Royal Airforce acrobatic team took to the skies for a colourful and mesmerising display at 4pm this afternoon to draw a close to the day’s proceedings, which also included The Blades, The Tigers, Wingwalkers and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Thousands of visitors are expected to head down to the seafront tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) for Airbourne’s ‘Super Saturday’ programme, which includes the highly-anticipated return of the Vulcan Bomber.

The cold war jet will make its swan-song performance at 2.32pm, before the Red Arrows fly again at 4.30pm.

Also on Saturday’s billing is the world’s only flying Bristol Blenheim in its first ever free display, Eastbourne’s first ever Norwegian MiG-15 jet fighter display, the Belgian NH90 helicopter, Typhoon and Chinook.

The day will be topped off with a performance from chart-toppers Scouting For Girls and the show-stopping firework display.

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See pictures from the first day of Airbourne here.

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