The Red Arrows stole the show again at the Sunderland International Airshow with an impressive display of speed and colour.
The coast at Seaburn was packed with people who had travelled from across the North East, and even further afield, to catch a glimpse of aeroplanes ranging from Spitfires to MiGs.
But it was the Red Arrows that drew the most gasps and cheers from the crowds before a deluge of rain brought Saturday’s proceedings to a soggy close.
David Johnstone visited with his grandson Alfie, 5.
He said: “We’ve come from Newcastle. It’s a fantastic occasion for the whole of the North East. We’ve been coming here for years.”
Bombardier Ben Hunter, of the Royal Artillery Core Engagement Team, said: “This is the second year we’ve been here, it’s a really good event. It’s a great opportunity for the public to come down and see what the armed forces do.”
David Kincade from Peterlee was with his six-year-old son Corey.
He said: “The event is brilliant. It’s the first time Corey has been here, he loves the army so this is fantastic for him. He is loving it.”