Air shows have always been a traditional part of the summer schedule in the East of England but like so many attractions they have become increasingly expensive to put on.
As a result, two of our highest profile shows, at Lowestoft and Southend, have disappeared from the calendar.
Now the Clacton Air Show in Essex has had the sort of opening day it could have done without. After a great summer it was a pretty dismal day along the Essex coast but better weather is expected for the second day on Friday.
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Saturday will be largely cloudy with a continued risk of heavy showers or thunderstorms. Sunday will be dry with sunny spells.
There continues to be a risk of thunder tonight and tomorrow but the weather will become drier and clearer by sunday.
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