Sunderland International Airshow

From Tornados to the Red Arrows, the skies of Sunderland will tonight be lit up as the Sunderland International Airshow begins.

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Sunderland Airshow preparations underway

The Sunderland International Airshow starts tomorrow and preparations are underway. It's Europe's biggest free meeting of its kind and attracts over 250,000 people.

Food vans are set up Credit: ITV

From burger van owners to the Royal Air Force, people are setting up tents and preparing for spectators to arrive tomorrow. Each year, the show brings in hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Sunderland economy.

The Royal Air Force Credit: ITV
Setting up before the show Credit: ITV

The organisers are watching the weather carefully, but there will not be a moment's rest until the last plane has landed, and the last visitor has set off back home.

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