WORLD-CLASS aerobatic pilots have been added to the list of stars taking to the skies at this year’s Sunderland International Airshow.
The event now includes two days of flying displays featuring Gerald Cooper – Extreme Air, The Blades, The Breitling Team of Wingwalkers and the Twister Duo.
Councillor Paul Watson, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “It is great to see that, once again, some of the top pilots in the world will be coming along to thrill the crowds at this year’s Sunderland International Airshow.
“Each year, we work with our delivery partner Sunderland Live to try to improve on what is already a fantastic free event for all the family.
“This year, it is a pleasure to welcome back Gerald Cooper, one of the UK’s most colourful and competent civilian flyers. Gerald holds many British aerobatic titles, a collection of international medals and is repeatedly ranked in the top 10 at the World Championships and has commented in the past on how much he enjoys flying for the crowds here in Sunderland.”
Gerald said “I am lucky enough to be invited to fly at shows all around the world, However, I always look forward to the Sunderland show as the volume of positive feedback I receive is second to none. I fly to entertain, therefore it is great when I receive positive feedback from everyone at Sunderland.
“I’m looking forward to blue skies.”
More information on the airshow, wich takes place between July 25 and 27, is available at www.sunderland.gov.uk/airshow.