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Organisers of the Sunderland Air Show say that, despite low cloud forcing air displays to be cancelled on Friday night, the crowd was very understanding.
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It has had no effect on Sunderland's International Airshow.
Sue Stanhope, the director of the event, says the show, now in its 26th year, has gained an international reputation.
Sunderand's annual airshow takes place this weekend in Roker and Seaburn with entertainment for all the family in the skies and on the ground.
Air shows will take place until 5pm today and between 12 noon and 5.15pm tomorrow.
Organisers of the Sunderland Airshow are "disappointed" that they have had to cancel the flying for Friday night.
The move came after fears over fog and low clouds.
– Spokesperson, Sunderland Airshow
"We are disappointed that, for safety reasons, we have had to cancel the flying programme tonight due to low clouds. However, all the ground activities, including military displays and exhibitions, rides, funfairs and live music, will go ahead as planned."
Sunderland City Council have confirmed that they are "watching" the weekend weather forecast after tonight's flying programme was cancelled.
The Friday night flying was cancelled after fears of low clouds and fog.
– Sunderland City Council
The bands and ground activities are continuing, but tonight's flying display at the Sunderland International Airshow has been cancelled. This is because there is a bank of low cloud offshore. This is giving poor visibility not only for flyers but for the crowd to see anything. There will still be a fireworks display to end the evening. We are watching the forecast for tomorrow."