Archive for June, 2009

Red Arrows “Flyby” is Airbourne Photo Winner

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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 or telephone 0871 663 0031.

The Spirit of Flight Simulation in Competition Spirit

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Just Flight have confirmed their prize commitment for this years competition… 2 prize winners will be able to choose any Just Flight product up to the value of £30.

This is the second Airscene competition that Just Flight have signed up to, and their contribution means that for the first time prizes are now available to all 12 winning entries in this years calendar competition.

Just Flight are a leading UK Flight Simulator add-on development company, and with the RAF and Lockheed Martin’s seal of approval, you can be assured that quality is of the highest standard.

Just Flight products include both civil and military aircraft, scenery from terrain mesh add-ons to airports and also air traffic control and mission packs too.

For more information and to view their extensive catalogues please visit

Spoilt for Choice for Exclusive Views at Airbourne

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Visitors to the World’s biggest FREE seafront airshow can enjoy top views of the flying action, including crowd favourite the Red Arrows on all four days, with a variety of exclusive viewing opportunities.Tickets are on sale now for exclusive viewing seats at Eastbourne Bandstand, which return for their sixth year offering uninterrupted views of the flying line for just £7 a day. Plus visitors looking to upgrade their experience at Eastbourne Airshow this summer can book now to become a Gold Friend of Airbourne with entry into an exclusive Friends Enclosure, or enjoy an extra special day out at the Aviator Club hospitality marquee.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr Susan Morris said “This year’s Airbourne is shaping up to be action-packed with a fantastic line-up of flying displays as well as plenty of entertainment on the ground too. This year we have a variety of options allowing visitors to upgrade their experience of the bumper-filled airshow with exclusive seats at either the Bandstand, Friends Enclosure on the Western Lawns or arena-side hospitality marquee.

“With exclusive viewing seats starting at just £7 a day, visitors will be able to wander freely around the airshow knowing they have their own seat to return to when the action begins overhead.”

Visitors can book now for seats on the upper balcony and promenade deck at the resort’s 1930’s Bandstand when Airbourne returns from 13-16 August. Overlooking the beach, Airbourne fans can enjoy a seat for the day watching displays including the Guinot Wingwalkers, Blades Aerobatic Formation Team and Hurricane Bomber.

Those looking for an extra special day out can upgrade and book a day out at the Aviator Club, with prices starting from just £50 a day. Offering a unique setting to wine and dine business clients or celebrate a special occasion, Aviator guests can look forward to a champagne welcome, three-course summer lunch and arena-side seats.

2009 also presents a brand new opportunity for Airbourne enthusiasts to get involved in the seafront airshow with new Friends of Airbourne membership packages.

Fans of Airbourne can pledge their support to the seafront event now entering its 17th year and choose from three levels of membership; bronze, silver and gold.

For just £10, become a Silver Friend and receive the official 2009 souvenir programme, an Airbourne radio headset, goody bag, and the opportunity to meet the pilots.

Or visitors can upgrade to become a Gold Friend for just £25 for adults or £12.50 for children and experience an extra special day out, with all of the silver benefits plus entry into an exclusive ‘Friends Enclosure’ on the Western Lawns on the day of their choice at this year’s Airbourne.

For more information on all of the exclusive viewing seats at Airbourne 2009 visit or book online from

The Matadors take to Bournemouth skies

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

More Bus Bournemouth Air Festival organisers have announced The Matadors as the latest aircraft to be displaying at this years most anticipated summer event.

Regarded as one of the UK’s most dynamic aerobatic teams, The Matadors are set to amaze, impress and wow Air Festival crowds. Internationally renowned and in worldwide demand, the team only fly at a small number of UK air shows each year; and with pilots Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones, considered to be two of the best in the world, at the helm festival-goers can be sure of some incredible sky-high action.

Steve Jones said; “After last years success there was a real buzz about Bournemouth on the air display circuit. We are incredibly pleased to be part of this summer’s event and are ready to bring some Matador action to the south coast!”

The Matadors display is designed to demonstrate the truly remarkable performance of the Sukhoi 26. The two pilots fly their aircraft in a variety of formation patterns, which include some extreme manoeuvres such as ‘the crossovers’, where Paul and Steve fly towards each other at a combined speed of 400mph.

Jon Weaver, Air Festival Director said; “We are delighted to announce The Matadors participation at the event, adding to our already impressive daytime line-up. The team only display at a few events each year so it is great news that Bournemouth is one of them.”

Taking place 20th – 23rd August, crowds will be in for a heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping 4-days this year, with the incredible Eurofighter Typhoon, Team Guinot Wingwalkers, Yakovlevs and Black Cats Helicopter Display team all set to perform.

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