Eastbourne Airshow set to return for 2022 (Airbourne) - Dates, Parking & Information

Avro Lancaster Bomber at the Eastbourne AirshowImage courtesy of Terry Ryder

Airbourne returns from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st August 2022 - don't miss it!

***Please note - We're not affiliated with the Eastbourne Airshow so we can't answer any phone or email questions

Updated 28th Feb 2022 - We're delighted to let our readers know that Airbourne 2022 is now officially back on the cards this year. We've really missed this fabulous, free event which hasn't graced Eastbourne's skies since 2019.

2022 marks the 28th event and takes place over a four-day period from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st August 2022

You can watch the air display completely free from the prime location of Eastbourne Seafront and as always, this event is extremely popular so expect to be part of a large crowd! If you don't want to be in the thick of it, there are plenty of opportunities to view from further afield - The air display line stretches a colossal 2 miles so anywhere within a mile radius of Eastbourne's seafront will still give you a great vantage point.

Whilst we've tried our best to make sure all the info below is accurate, we advise that you check the official website to confirm everything if you're planning on attending Airbourne 2022

 

Aircraft Appearing at Airbourne 2022

RAF Chinook has appeared at previous Eastbourne Airbourne AirshowsPhoto courtesy of Terry Ryder

As it's still very early in the year (at the time of writing this article), we don't yet have official confirmation of the lineup for this year. What we can tell you is that 2019 saw the RAF Typhoon, the MiG-15, the Breitling Jet Team, the Chinook, The Blades, Wingwalkers, the Ultimate Warbirds, The Tigers and the iconic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), and we're hoping that many of these and more will make a reappearance in 2022.

In particular, and despite not being the fastest planes you'll see, we really hope that the BBMF will be confirmed as it usually consists of the Avro Lancaster, a Supermarine Spitfire and a Hawker Hurricane. Like all airshows, flying displays are of course subject to operational commitments, weather and serviceability conditions. 

Eurofighter - Raf TyphoonPhoto with kind thanks to Terry Ryder

Highlights from Airbourne 2018

If you've never attended the Eastbourne Airshow before, the video below from 2018 will give you a taster of what you can expect.

Opening times

Ground displays are usually open from 10am to 6pm every day and the flying displays typically run from lunchtime until around 5pm each day.

Getting there

As the Eastbourne airshow is always a hugely popular event, it's worth taking some time to plan your trip. If you're travelling by car, here are a few useful tips on parking:

Parking

You can usually park on the seafront and normal seafront parking charges normally apply for the duration of the Airshow. We expect this to be the same this year but we can't confirm this just yet. Eastbourne Resident's Leisure Cards are not normally valid during Airbourne at Beachy Head and Eastbourne Car Parks so they'll be more spaces available than normal. It is, of course, worth mentioning that parking will be extremely busy so it really is best to arrive early if your intention is to park as close to the sea as possible. The roads into Eastbourne Town Centre will also be chock-a-block so make sure you set off very early to avoid the congestion.

Car Parks

There are also car parks nearby but be aware of height restrictions if you're in a van or campervan.

***Please note that the table below is correct at the time of writing but may change slightly as the 2022 event draws closer.

Parking in and around Eastbourne

NCP TRINITY PLACE
Trinity Place
BN21 3BZ
6am - 11pm
Up to 1 hour - £1.90
1-2 hours - £2.90
2-3 hours - £3.90
3-4 hours - £4.30
4-24 hours - £5.30

HYDE GARDENS
Hyde Gardens
BN21 4PN
8am-6pm
Max stay 2 hours
Up to 30 mins - £1.00
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £3.00

THE BEACON SHOPPING CENTRE
Longstone Road
BN21 3NW
8am-6:30pm
£1 per hour
Sunday - Free!

JUNCTION ROAD
Junction Road
BN21 3QZ
Mon-Sat: 7am - 7pm
Up to 1 hour - £1.00
1-2 hours - £1.80
2-3 hours - £2.30
3-4 hours - £3.00
Max - £3.50

EASTBOURNE STATION
Terminus Road
BN21 3QJ
24 hours
All-day peak £5.30
Sunday - £4.35
Disabled parking - free

REDOUBT FORTRESS
Royal Parade
BN22 7AA
8am - 6pm
Up to 1 hour - £1.60
1-2 hours - £2.50
2-4 hours - £3.50
Day - £5.00

Park n' View car park at Dencher, Beachy Head

 This is our TOP-TIP for an awesome view!

 

This particular location is a bit different... and extremely popular. It gives you a unique opportunity to view the Airshow from a higher vantage point. To get there, head to the Park n' View car park at Dencher, Beachy Head. There are toilets and refreshments at this location and also a pub if you fancy a tipple. Parking charges will apply (which will probably be £6) for the whole day. Make sure you set off early from home to avoid the inevitable queues

We think it should be open from around 10am to 6:30pm but please be aware that this location isn't on the official display line. Nevertheless, it's still a good vantage point as many planes fly past and you'll be at roughly the same altitude as many of them.

Park & Bus Scheme

There should be a Park & Bus Scheme available at 5 Acre Field, Lottbridge Drove BN22 7SG. Please bear in mind the map pin below is slightly inaccurate but you can see 5 Acre Field clearly on the map next to the main road.

 

 

Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th Aug.
Sovereign Centre Forecourt - Departure is 9.30am and then every 15 minutes until 6.30pm
Cavendish Place - Departure is 9.40am and then every 15 minutes until 6.40pm

Sunday 21st Aug. (later service to accomodate the firework display)
Sovereign Centre Forecourt - Departure is 9.30am and then every 15 minutes until 10.15pm
Cavendish Place - Departure is 9.40am and then every 15 minutes until 10.25pm

Prices for parking at 5 Acre Field

The cost of parking will be £6 per car (or £10 if you include a souvenir airshow programme).

The cost of the Stagecoach Airbourne bus service to take you to and from Five Acre Field to Eastbourne Pier is Adult - Return £4
Under 16's - Return £3.

The Airbourne Flyer gives you extended travel across all buses within the Eastbourne Dayrider zone and will cost:

Adults - £5
U16s - £3
Family - £10 (one adult with up to 4 kids under 16s or two adults with up to 3 kids under 16)

Please note that as with most things, the above timings and prices may be subject to change.

Disabled Parking

For Disabled Parking, there's only one Disabled Parking area so it's recommended that you get there with plenty of time to spare as it's on a first-come, first-served basis.
The location is Devonshire Place BN21 4AJ - Time: 8.00am to 6.30pm.

Ground attractions

There are plenty of ways to keep busy at ground level - You can take a helicopter ride over Beachy Head or keep your feet planted firmly on the ground whilst soaking up the sun (hopefully!) on the beach with friends or family. There are usually a couple of beach play areas, especially for kids with giant inflatables and bungee trampolining.

Bandstand

There's typically evening entertainment on Eastbourne Bandstand with a selection of bands as well as tribute acts. Bear in mind that you'll have to buy tickets for this though. Click on the link to see 2022 prices and availability when the details become available.

Flight Simulators & Climbing Wall

There are usually also state of the art flight simulators that will give you the chance to experience the thrilling twists, turns, ups and downs of a close formation aerobatics display team.

You can also try and tackle the Air Cadets Climbing Wall, take a zip wire ride, browse the many trade stands available or check out a real-life cockpit for size. We'll try to confirm that this will still be the case for the 2022 Eastbourne Airshow.

Grand Finale Firework Display

Fireworks Display after Eastbourne AirshowEvery year at the close of the Eastbourne Airshow there's a breathtaking, free firework display. This year's spectacle will most likely take place at 10pm on Sunday 21st August 2022 and is definitely not to be missed.

If you'd like to find out about everything that's going on at this year's Eastbourne Airbourne Airshow, head on over to the official website.

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Disclaimer: Please note that this article is posted with what we believe to be reasonably accurate times and information. Whilst we assume most of the details to be correct, some details may be subject to change. There also may be additional information that we may have missed so please click on the link further up for the official website in you plan to attend Eastbourne Airshow (Airbourne) 2022.

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