A photograph showing Airbourne favourite, the Red Arrows, flying past Eastbourne Pier in their famous diamond formation has triumphed in the 2009 Airbourne Photograph Competition.The shot titled ‘Flyby’ and taken by Eastbourne resident, Scott Morley, captures the setting of Eastbourne Airshow, encompassing the resort’s iconic Pier, busy beaches and popular flying display. With nearly 100 entries in total, judges had a tough decision picking the final winner but Scott’s high quality shot, which is instantly recognisable as Eastbourne was a favourite amongst judges.
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr Susan Morris said “The Airbourne Photograph Competition attracted some fantastic shots of our airshow and it was really tough picking out a single winner. However Scott’s image is brilliant and captures what Airbourne is all about, showing its magnificent seaside setting and a clear shot of the famous Red Arrows flying display.”
The photograph competition attracted almost 100 entries, from close-up shots of the Blades, Guinot Wingwalkers and Hurricane to landscape shots capturing the seafront, South Downs and town centre.
Winning photograph ‘Flyby’ will be printed in the 2009 Official Airbourne Souvenir Programme plus will be printed onto canvas and presented to Scott courtesy of Eastprint at the airshow this summer.
Airbourne enthusiasts will have the opportunity to get their hands on the winning photograph itself with a special edition postcard print to go on sale through VisitEastbourne E-shop later this month.
With Airbourne set to return to Eastbourne this year from 13-16 August, there will be another opportunity for visitors to get snapping at the World’s biggest FREE seafront airshow.
Displays including the Red Arrows on all four days, plus the Guinot Wingwalkers, Blades Aerobatic Formation Team, F16, Tigers Parachute Display Team and Eurofighter Typhoon are also confirmed to appear at Airbourne 2009 promising an action-packed four days.
For more information on this year’s airshow or to view the winning photograph visit www.eastbourneairshow.co.uk or telephone 0871 663 0031.