Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shoreham Airshow Information
The next Shoreham Airshow is 22nd – 23rd August 2015
Address & postcode – Shoreham Airport, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5FF
Ticket Information – www.shorehamairshow.co.uk
The Lancing, sorry Shoreham, Airshow is one of the highlights of the year here in Adur. After living in Lancing for almost 10 years, I have had the pleasure of enjoying Shoreham Airshow from the comfort of my own garden. I made a few Airfix planes as a lad and enjoyed painting them and hanging them from the ceiling, but apart from that I wasn’t really that into planes or Airshows myself.
Living in Lancing though you can’t help experience the show in one way or another. We sit in the garden with a Pimms most years and enjoy the more than fleeting glimpses of planes every 2 or 3 minutes as they fly overhead and around Shoreham and Lancing.
Watching the show from the South Downs or nearby in Lancing is the perfect way to see the action, you might not see them all really close up, but watching the planes “buzz” the site and do turns for a return run from a short distance away adds real drama and excitement.
I am sure actually being there at the show is even more exciting, but being at home with a Pimms on a Sunday in my dressing gown while watching the Vulcan fly directly over the house is difficult to beat I’m afraid. The sound of the beast is something never forgotten, shaking me to the bones as it flew so low overhead that it shook the windows of the house and set off car alarms in its wake.
I am sure that the Lancing/Shoreham Airshow is an inconvenience to some who live nearby either with nervous pets or single glazed windows. I for one enjoy the show from a close vantage point every year and think it adds some much needed excitement and a boost for the local economy every year.
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Here is a gallery of some of the best images from the 2014 Shoreham (& Lancing) Airshow.