All the fun of the air-show

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SPECTACULAR flying displays, great weather and a million visitors all helped create an unforgettable weekend on Wearside.

The 23rd Sunderland International Airshow saw seafront crowds turn out en masse.

The Vulcan B2 appears to hang in the air beside the Roker Lighthouse at Sunderland International Airshow 2011.

The Vulcan B2 appears to hang in the air beside the Roker Lighthouse at Sunderland International Airshow 2011.

Tourism bosses today estimated the festivities helped bring a whopping £12million to the city’s economy.

Flt Sgt Wayne Clayton, team coach of the RAF Falcons parachute display team, said: “It’s been brilliant. It’s probably the biggest show that we do.”