Had a smashing day out today. Mike and I went down to Eastbourne for the Airbourne display. It is spelled that way, I checked on the programme. We parked up near the swimming pool and walked in to the centre of the front – another good day for steps, 11,291 so far.
The event is completely free to anyone who wants to watch, which is a fantastic feat by Eastbourne. In order to help keep this going, we purchased a programme for £4, which was actually quite useful.
We sat for a couple of hours on the decked restaurant. Personally, I would like to take a picnic to things now and then, but Mike much prefers to buy something. So over that period we had a coffee, then some water, then a pizza, then another water. Oh, and a really nice ice cream. There were 22 flavours to choose from! I had gingerbread and it was delicious. I had a very drippy cone, it was so hot it was melting faster than I could eat it.
At 1pm sharp we started with the magnificent Red Arrows. They flew in low and fast, tightly formationed with just six feet between them. I found myself getting quite emotional, cheering on ‘our boys’
A bit later on, after several more displays, there was the Typhoon FGR4. WOW!!!! What a FANTASTIC noise. Ear splittingly, gloriously, shriekingly magnificent. You may gather I rather liked it!
This beautiful bit of kit can do 1,480mph, unimaginably fast. The pilot threw it round the skies with abandon, turning it on a sixpence and flipping here, there and everywhere.
The rather wonderful Spitfires at the end of the days display seemed rather tame in comparison.
This annual display is on for a further two days over the weekend. If you’re anywhere near, it’s well worth a visit, and the weather is forecast to be good. And if you don’t want to, you needn’t spend a penny. Even the loos were free today