The sky’s the limit at fantastic airshow

Crowds at Sunderland Air Show
Crowds at Sunderland Air Show

BALMY summer sun greeted the hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Sunderland International Airshow.

Attractions such as a Vulcan Bomber, the RAF Falcons and The Blades display team kept the massive crowds entertained during more than 48 hours of airborne action.

There were perfect flying conditions for the event which has become the biggest social date in the Sunderland calendar.

Among the attractions were the 11-strong team from the RAF Falcons No1 Parachute Training School which parachuted into Sunderland after setting out from Peterlee Parachute Centre.

The whole event were started by superstar band 10CC which performed at an opening party on Friday to a huge crowd.

Other highlights included sky displays from aeroplanes including a Hurricane, SWIP Team, and wing walkers as part of the Team Breitling flight.

As well as the thrills in the air, there was plenty for the crowds to enjoy on land.

Airshow organisers say the event has helped to highlight the attractions which Sunderland has to offer.