Come Fly With Me at Airbourne 2009

Get set for more dynamic flying action than ever before at Eastbourne International Airshow in 2009 as Airbourne hosts displays into the evening with a new Come Fly With Me programme on Friday 14 August.The World’s biggest FREE seafront airshow returns to Eastbourne seafront from 13-16 August with a jam-packed display schedule for 2009, including all new flying ‘til dusk on Friday evening.

Come Fly With Me will get underway at 6pm with Swing Street Band performing on the ground against a backdrop of flying displays including The Blades, Eurofighter Typhoon, and various historic displays. Plus visitors can also look forward to a special appearance from the Hawker Hurricane Bomber performing at its first seafront airshow since recommission.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr Susan Morris said “This year’s airshow promises to be bigger and better than ever and I’m really excited by the new evening display on Friday. Extending the event into the evening will mean that visitors can come along after work and enjoy some spectacular displays to a big band soundtrack, with the entertainment carrying on long after that with a tribute concert at Eastbourne Bandstand offering visitors non-stop activity all day long.”

Airbourne visitors can enjoy evening entertainment on all four days of the airshow with Eastbourne Bandstand hosting a packed programme of concerts.

The Les Paul Band fill the stage on Thursday evening for Big Band Sound, while those enjoying the evening display on Friday can head straight for a Dirty Dancing Tribute Concert when the flying stops. Relive the popular songs from the Patrick Swayze movie.

Saturday sees a Buddy Holly tribute act take to the stage for a Rock ‘n’ Roll evening with Sunday welcoming the return of the popular Sunset Ceremony and Proms Concert culminating in a spectacular firework display from Eastbourne Pier for all Airbourne visitors.

The 2009 Official Airbourne Souvenir Programme is on sale now at selected stockists throughout the town and online from

Order a copy and find out about the packed 2009 flying programme, which includes a fast and furious display from the Red Arrows on all four days, plus appearances from the Guinot Wingwalkers, futuristic Eurofighter Typhoon, Hawk, Tutor, F16, US Air Force KC135 Stratotanker, Tigers Parachute Display Team and more.

Plus there will be nostalgic displays from the Spitfire, Lancaster and Hurricane in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight providing a moving tribute to the heroic World War II battle, plus historic flights from the Spitfire, Mustang, Hawker and Gnat.

For more information on Airbourne 2009, sponsored by Barratt Southern Counties and, visit or telephone 0871 663 0031.

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