An opportunity to be the headline sponsor at Eastbourne’s international airshow – Airbourne 2022 is available.

While many businesses and organisations have signed up to sponsor the free four- day air extravaganza in August, a main headline sponsor is still required to ensure a busy and exciting flying programme.

Airbourne 2022 runs from 18-21 August and the Red Arrows are expected to perform on all four days alongside airshow favourites the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Typhoon and more to be announced.

Sponsorship and support from the public attending the event is crucial to ensure the success of the show. The airshow – featuring the best of both the RAF and civilian flying display teams – must now run without any cost to the taxpayer to guarantee its future.

Visitors can support the show financially in many ways from booking VIP hospitality or premium grandstand seating to Air Bear Club membership with exclusive meet and greet opportunities with the cuddly bears at the show.  Visitors can also donate online or join as an Airbourne Supporter for exclusive goodies, bar discounts and access to premium toilets at the show.

Councillor Margaret Bannister, Eastbourne Borough Council’s Lead Member for Tourism and Culture, is appealing for a headline sponsor.

She said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for a business or organisation to be the headline sponsor of this year’s show and receive the most prestigious and highest-level visibility at the event.

“Airbourne welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors over the four days and all sponsors receive maximum exposure both at the show and across the country and globe through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“The event has such a positive impact upon the town’s economy so as well as a headline sponsor, we are also asking those who enjoy visiting the show and the many businesses who benefit from tourism in Eastbourne, to please dig deep and help Airbourne take flight in future years.”

Airbourne 2022 is supported by a number of partners including Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce, W. Bruford, Euro Self Drive, Caffyns, Stagecoach, CSMA, Gemini Print, Signtek, Environment First and the Rotary Clubs of Eastbourne, Sovereign Harbour and Hailsham.

For details on sponsorship packages, booking premier packages and how to donate visit www.eastbourneairshow.com