So, Summer has reached a plateau of warmth, sunshine and many local activities to occupy everyone, no matter what their interests. The annual feature for East Sussex during this weekend is the Eastbourne Airshow, which attracts thousands from all over the country. We are blessed (unusually) this year with amazing weather and perfect conditions for the ultimate in aircraft displays, from Spitfires and Lancaster Bombers, wing-walkers, parachutists, helicopters and of course, the highlight as always is the jaw-dropping speed, precision and agility of the world-renowned Red Arrows. On the ground, there are stalls, demonstrations, the opportunity to chat with experienced pilots and technicians and events for all ages all along the promenade. There is such a buzz of activity and lot to take in.
Here at Beechwood, we witness many of the aircraft heading to and from Eastbourne overhead and the whole event is timed with military precision. It’s a joy to look up to such a clear blue sky and to see so many aeroplanes of varying sizes and speeds pass by.
Of course, with Airbourne attracting so many people, accommodation is in great demand. The majority of hotels and bed and breakfasts in Eastbourne and the surrounding areas have been booked out for weeks so the message for future years is simple. Book your accommodation at the earliest convenience to avoid disappointment and certainly don’t leave it to chance.