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Sunderland International Airshow 2008

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Sunderland International Airshow 2008

What – no planes?

I think the same thing happened last year when we took the short trip from South Shields down the coast to the beach at Seaburn. Like last year it was once again a beautiful warm sunny day when we left the house in readiness for four hours of aerobatic displays, but a thick misty sea fret rolled in about 400 metres inland and forced the cancelation of flying for the afternoon. (See the background image)

All was not lost and the 200,000 spectators still enjoyed picnics on the beach, and plenty of land based action from the RAF Regiment, the Royal Marines, and the Royal Marines Band (Scotland). there were plenty of static displays and flight simulators as well as field hospitals and field kitchens for the children (and adults) to enjoy and get a taste of military life.

Top, Sea Harrier’s jet engine

Middle, children get ready to test ejector seat

Bottom, Red Arrows Hawk trainer

Hoping to see some flying action today.

Multi image template made in Photoshop


Written by curly

July 27, 2008 at 12:01 am

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