January 17th, 2012
Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow has been voted the Best Free Airshow in 2011 by visitors to Airscene.co.uk pipping rival Bournemouth to the post.
The popular Eastbourne event received the minimum required nominations from Airscene members and went through to the public vote against Bournemouth Air Festival to win the title of Best Free Airshow 2011 with more than 380 votes cast in this category.
With Airbourne returning to Eastbourne later this year from 9 – 12 August and celebrating its 20th year in 2012, the Airscene award promises an exciting start to the countdown to this year’s event.
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism and Leisure Cllr Neil Stanley said “We are very excited to have been voted the Best Free Airshow by visitors to Airscene and really pleased to hear that we gave them the best experience in 2011. Every year we enjoy reading reviews of Airbourne posted on Airscene and it is fantastic to have been crowned the Best Free Airshow!
“2012 promises to be a really exciting year for Airbourne as we celebrate our 20th year and there’ll certainly be lots to look forward to this summer.”
This year marks 20 years since the start of Airbourne, an event, which has become the highlight of Eastbourne’s summer attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to enjoy the airshow spectacular.
From the world famous Red Arrows dazzling crowds with their high speed aerobatics to historic displays including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Airbourne attracts a packed programme of flying displays each year, complemented on the ground by arena displays, tri-service exhibitions from the RAF, Army and Royal Navy, Aviator Club hospitality marquee, Bandstand concerts, firework finale and much more.
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