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Biggin Hill Airshow returns for two days this year

Thousands of people are expected at this years Biggin Hill Airshow Credit: ITV Meridian

Thousands of people are expected in Biggin Hill this weekend for the annual airshow.

It's the first time since 2010 that the Festival of Flight has been back to it's former 2 days.

Biggin Hill Airport celebrates its centenary this year Credit: ITV Meridian

Biggin Hill Airport also celebrates it's centenary this year.

This afternoon 100 veterans fare being photographed with a Lancaster Bomber.

100 veterans are at the airshow for a special photocall Credit: ITV Meridian

Balloon caused light aircraft crash at Kent airshow

A balloon has been found to be the cause of a light aircraft crash at Herne Bay's airshow in Kent.

According to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch it became lodged in its engine at last year's event, forcing the pilot to ditch the plane at sea.

The pilot managed to avoid both spectators and swimmers.

Spectators waded in to the water to help the pilot who was face down in the water.

Safety action has been taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Bad weather means no displays at Bournemouth airshow

Organisers of this year's Bournemouth Air Festival have cancelled this afternoon's displays because of high winds and wet weather

The four day show usually attracts 800,000 spectators.

Air displays cancelled Credit: ITV News Meridian

Praise for airshow pilot who ditches in sea near Herne Bay

There's been high praise today for the skills of pilot Colin Randall who ditched his plane into the sea at the Herne Bay Airshow - avoiding both spectators and swimmers.

Praise too for the spectators who waded in, to help the 71-year-old pilot - who was face-down in the water.

It follows a tightening of flying display regulations after the Shoreham Airshow crash that killed 11 people nearly a year ago.

You can watch a full report by Abigail Bracken by clicking on the link below.

Interviewees are rescuer Davina Cox; eyewitness Nigel Hancock; and Herne Bay Airshow organiser Liz Crudgington.

Pictures and video are courtesy of Emma Bedding, Bruno Tilley and Nigel Hancock.

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Extra security at this year's Eastbourne airshow

Extra security measures have been put into place for this year's Eastbourne air show. Concrete barriers have been installed at the main entrance and more police are patrolling the site. It comes after a series of recent terror attacks across Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the four day event. Tom Savvides talks to the leader of Eastbourne Council David Tutt, flying director Ian Sheeley and spitfire pilot John Romain.

Damning report on Shoreham Airshow crash

Air accident investigators have released a damning report on the Shoreham Airshow crash, which shows how the safety of the public was put at risk.

Today's report made 14 recommendations - highlighting huge flaws in health and safety at Shoreham.

11 local men died when a Hawker Hunter jet crashed onto the busy A27 in August last year. Today's report said safety had been compromised before.

Video footage of the same plane - in the previous year - showed most manoeuvres happened over public areas, along the A259, and one went straight over the town of Lancing.

This was happening with other aircraft at other airshows, and went against the rules of flying at public events. Here's Divya Kohli with the details.

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