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Sunderland Airshow 2018: organisers to announce revised Sunday schedule shortly

Sunderland Airshow 2018 Credit: North News

Slight changes to the flying programme have had to be made at the 30th Sunderland Airshow.

Adverse weather up and down the country has made conditions difficult to fly some of the planes in, raising safety concerns. As a result the planned schedule of events has had to be altered.

The RAF Red Arrows finally took to the skies above Sunderland’s award winning seafront on Friday night to help thrill the crowds before ‘ The Greatest Show on Earth’ took to the stage with the first part of a musical journey through the three decades of the Sunderland Airshow.

Sunderland Airshow 2018 Credit: North News

The mighty RAF Typhoon then took to the skies, before performers from Sunderland based music production company i-stage returned to the stage to complete the programme of music celebrating the last thirty years in which the Sunderland Airshow has grown to become the event that it is today.

Sunderland Airshow Credit: North News

Our city and many of the people here this evening and over the weekend, have grown up with the airshow, as it’s developed and grown over the last three decades to become what it is today. It’s success is down to the public’s continuing support, and the support of all those who take to the skies and create the events and activities here on the ground right along the seafront to keep us excited, entertained, and eager to return for more.”

– Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Lynda Scanlan.
Firework display Credit: North News

Helping to bring Friday night’s launch event to a close was the Twister Aerobatics Team, with aerial pyrotechnics from the Fireflies and Otto followed by a traditional Firework finale.