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Sunderland International Airshow 25th Anniversary
- Fri 26 July - Sun 28 July 2013
- Starts: 7pm Friday and 10am Saturday and Sunday
- Family friendly
The 25th Anniversary Sunderland International Airshow in 2013 was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came, for details of the Sunderland International Airshow 2014, please visit www.sunderlandlive.co.uk
Details will be announced in the New Year.
Or to find out what happened in 2013, see below!
Sunderland International Airshow is 25 in 2013 and this year's event promises to be as spectacular as ever.
The stunning coastline will once again provide the backdrop to a thrilling line up of flying displays over an action-packed weekend.
With a massive choice of exciting activities and entertainment on the ground, as well as the action in the sky, there promises to be something for everyone to see and do at the Sunderland International Airshow 2013.
Get the party started...
Launch event, Friday 26 July
The weekend opens in style with live music from the band of HM Royal Marines Scotland and performances from local tribute band Re-Take That.
Flight displays are by the Royal Air Force Acrobatic Team, the Red Arrows, and the RAF Typhoon fighter aircraft. And, the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) will fly in tribute to the aviators of the second World War.
The flying displays conclude with an enchanting night flight by the SWIP Twister Display Team.
Sunderland's skyline will then explode with colour as glittering fireworks light up the night and bring to a close what promises to be a memorable evening.
Airshow Weekend - Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July
The red Arrows will display again on Saturday, opening the show at 1pm followed by a first class programme of Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and civilian flying displays.
The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team will be dropping in on both days and civilian displays will include the SWIP Twister Display Team, the amazing daredevil Breitling Wingwalkers, the stunning Hawker Hunter aircraft 'Miss Demeanour' and the beautiful flying boat, the Catalina.
From overseas, Sunderland will welcome the Royal Netherlands Air Force Apache Solo Display Team 2013 of the 301 'Redskins' Apache Squadron. Taking to the sky in the AH-64D Apache and using flares to highlight manoeuvres, they are the first Air Force worldwide to perform demonstrations with the Apache helicopter and are sure to be a favourite with the crowds.
A souvenir of your day
Pick up a top quality souvenir programme on-site for £5.
Inside you'll find a full programme of the action in the air and on the ground, as well as lots of great facts about all your favourite display teams.
Pick up a top quality pre-event souvenir guide for £5
Copies of the beautifully presented Souvenir Guide will be on sale prior to the event at The Bridges Shopping Centre and other locations throughout the city.
Please note that the early pre-event copies will not include the flying times, these will be available in the copies sold on-site over the Airshow weekend.
VIP for the day
Why not treat yourself or someone special to some VIP hospitality or a premier seating package.
Sunderland International Airshow is completely free to attend. If you’d like to upgrade your experience, Sunderland Live offers a wide range of hospitality packages.
Due to the large crowds expected at the Airshow, please make sure you and your family stay safe.
Sunderland International Airshow isn't just about displays in the air; there are loads of things happening on the ground too!
Whether you're coming the Airshow or not, don't forget to follow the action on facebook and twitter using #sunderlandairshow