The Eastbourne airshow entertains the crowds on Eastbourne beach, over the course of a long weekend each August. However, the serious photographers all head for the dizzy heights of Beachy Head, a couple of miles down the coast, as many of the aircraft fly in past the cliffs, offering a unique view of them from above. We arrived early this morning to grab a good spot and quickly got chatting to the other photographers about what to expect. We had high hopes but sadly were rather disappointed as almost all the aircraft remained tantalisingly distant. Having said that, it was a fun day and we enjoyed lots of banter with our fellow photographers. Some of the best entertainment took place when various radio messages told us that aircraft would be arriving from a particular direction. Time and again the planes then crept up on us from behind, finding us all staring intently at the wrong horizon. Needless to say, we found it most amusing that someone in Eastbourne evidently didn't know the difference between east and west!
13 August 2016