Start of the Clacton Air Show

The coast at Clacton, Essex

Historic aircraft will be taking to the skies above Essex today for the Clacton Air Show.

The two-day event will feature a Spitfire and a Pitts biplane.

Alan Goggin from Tendring District Council said: “The Tendring District Council team behind this popular event has really pulled out all the stops to bring together a wide and varied range of aircraft and flying skills to suit all tastes and it will be fantastic – especially if the weather holds.”

The event is now in its 22nd year and is expected to boost the local economy by £4 million.