Here is a statement received from Eastbourne Airshow Organisers with sadly some more bad news:-
“We are sorry to say that Eastbourne Airshow will not be taking to the skies this summer as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.
The show will return next year from 12 – 15 August 2021.
For the health and safety of our visitors, we have made this decision, taking into account continuing forms of social distancing measures and ongoing demands on the Emergency Services over coming months.
We have not taken this decision lightly. Over recent weeks we have been monitoring government advice closely, looking into alternative options, from changing dates to altering the format of the event, to try and bring some Airbourne joy into our lives at this difficult time.
However the sheer scale of Airbourne and the incredible level of support required from the Emergency Services, just isn’t viable this summer. Due to the commercial risks and logistical implications for everyone involved in the show, we need to make this decision now, and the safety of the public and preventing additional stresses on the Emergency Services and NHS must be our number one priority.
All work so far on Airbourne will be rolled over to next year, with charities for 2021 announced soon, including the result of the People’s Charity vote.
All those booking trade stands, hospitality and seating will be contacted in due course with options to transfer to 2021 or receive a refund.
We are saddened at losing our biggest event this summer, however we can assure you we are still working hard behind the scenes, to investigate new events that we can stage on a smaller, socially distanced scale as soon as our visitor economy is back up and running over the coming months.
In the meantime, thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again at Airbourne 2021!”
The Eastbourne Airshow Team
Summer is starting to look a little depleted this year but the main priority is that we can all enjoy events at a future date.