Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow under way

Vulcan bomber
Image caption The UK's only flying Vulcan bomber will headline the four-day airshow on Saturday

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the first day of a free seafront airshow in East Sussex.

The four-day Airbourne: Eastbourne, now in its 20th anniversary year, will feature military displays, historic aircraft and parachute demonstrations.

The UK's only flying Vulcan bomber, an aircraft used in the Cold War, headlines the event on Saturday.

But the Royal Air Force's aerobatic team the Red Arrows will not take part this year as they will be in Russia.

The military and history displays will include Tornado GR4, Hawk, King Air, Sea King, Lancaster, Hurricane, Spitfire and Mustang.

There will also be appearances from the Breitling Wingwalkers and former Red Arrows pilots, the Blades.

Organisers claim the event, which begins at 10:00 BST daily, is the biggest free seafront airshow in the world.

An estimated 500,000 attended over four days in 2010.

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