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The UK's first remotely piloted air system is launched at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire. They will operate armed drones over Afghanistan.
The RAF Waddington International Air Show
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Two Lancaster bombers have touched down at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.
The PA474 flight by Battle of Britian Memorial and the FM213 flown by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will be at the airbase on show with a delta wing Vulcan Bomber.
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ITV Calendar reporter Adam Fowler reports that both the historical bombers have landed:
"Thumper" and "Vera" have touched down.
Tickets for this year's RAF Waddington International Air Show will not be available on the door after a surge in online ticket sales.
They are up nearly a quarter year on year. Last year 148,000 people visited the base and according to Wing Commander Jim Beldon they are hoping for record numbers this weekend.
Final preparations for this year's international air show at RAF Waddington have been overshadowed by the announcement that next year's event has been cancelled.
Organisers say it is because of work to upgrade the runway at a cost of £35 million.
The Waddington show draws in thousands of visitors every year and is a major boost for the local economy in Lincolnshire.
Adam Fowler has been at the air force base today:
The annual Waddington air show in Lincolnshire will not take place next year because of work to upgrade the runway.
Organisers revealed the news today ahead of this year's show which starts at the weekend. With more than one hundred thousand people expected to visit the airbase.
Among this year's attractions are the Red Arrows and what could be the last chance to see the Vulcan bomber take off from its spiritual home.