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Airshow organisers "disappointed" after cancelling Friday night flying

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.

"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."

– Spokesperson, Sunderland Airshow

Sunderland City Council "watching" weekend weather for Airshow

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The Friday night flying programme has been cancelled because of low cloud and fog. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

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.

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."

– Sunderland City Council
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