Aerobatic air team set to fly as part of Sunderland Airshow

La Patrouille REVA
La Patrouille REVA
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An acclaimed aircraft aerobatic team will take to the skies as part of Sunderland International Airshow.

La Patrouille REVA will be one of the attractions at the festival, which will see three days of flying displays from July 24-26.

Airshow director Sue Stanhope, said: “It is great to see so many top pilots and display teams coming along to thrill the crowds here in Sunderland.

“This is the busiest flying programme so far and with a huge range of activities, exhibitions and funfairs on the ground, this year’s Airshow is once again going to be the biggest and best free family event in the region.

“This year it is a pleasure to welcome for the first time La Patrouille REVA and their amazing-looking l’Acroez canard aircraft.

“I’m sure the crowds will greet them with our fantastic, traditional warm Sunderland welcome, that many of the teams comment on.”

Leading the patrol is a former pilot French Air Force pilot lieutenant-colonel Réal Weber, who can boast a total of 5,8OO flying hours.