Sunderland Airshow update: More flying displays grounded by bad weather

Sunderland Airshow organisers have been forced to slash today's flying programme due to bad weather.

Sunday, 29th July 2018, 11:50 am
Updated Sunday, 29th July 2018, 2:47 pm
Umbrellas were the order of the day for airshow visitors on the blustery, rainswept seafront.

Rain and blustery winds at the seafront and at Newcastle Airport, where most of the aircraft take off from, mean today's flying programme has been severely truncated.

It was due to start at 12.30pm, but has been delayed until 2pm, and instead of lasting until 5pm, will be finished by 4pm.

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The ever-popular Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight, consisting of a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster from the Second World War, was pulled from the programme yesterday.

Now more of the attractions have been grounded by the weather, resulting in a revised - and much-reduced - flying schedule.

Notable absences include the RAF Falcons parachutists, The Blades display team, the AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers, and the Royal Navy Swordfish.

THE LATEST FLYING DISPLAY UPDATE:

Umbrellas were the order of the day for airshow visitors on the blustery, rainswept seafront.

14:00 Tigers parachute display team - CANCELLED

14:22 Blenheim & Spitfires - CANCELLED

14:39 Gyro

14:49 Tutor

Today's crowds at Sunderland Airshow were, unsurprisingly, well down on the previous two days.

14:59 Bronco

15:09 Chinook

15:23 MiG 15

15:33 Vampires

The Bayles family came prepared with their ponchos.

15:45 Typhoon

All displays are dependent on the weather and subject to change at short notice. The Red Arrows were not due to fly today.