Sussex

Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow under way

The Blades aerobatic display
Image caption The Blades aerobatic display team will perform in the skies over Eastbourne

A four-day seafront airshow has got under way in an East Sussex town.

The free Airbourne Eastbourne event includes demonstrations by the Red Arrows and RAF Tucano, Tutor, Hawk, and Tornado aircraft.

The Royal Navy's Black Cats and Raiders parachute display team will be appearing at the show for the first time.

Also for the first time this year, three big screens along the seafront will screen the action.

In 2009, the £5 entry fee for Eastbourne Airbourne was scrapped after the airshow attracted only 48,000 paying customers in 2008.

An estimated 500,000 attended the airshow in 2010.

As well as evening concerts in the bandstand, there will be a firework finale on Saturday.

The airshow ground opens at 10:00 BST every day.

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