Get a pilot's view of Sunderland Airshow as attack plane blasts up North East coast

This is the view of Sunderland pilots will get as they blast up Sunderland's coast for the 2016 Sunderland International Airshow.

Friday, 22nd July 2016, 11:10 am
Updated Friday, 22nd July 2016, 12:24 pm
Sunderland's piers viewed from the Bronco.

Our head of digital Mark Thompson captured this amazing footage from a Vietnam War-era Bronco.

Sunderland's piers viewed from the Bronco.

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He was a guest aboard the vintage aircraft as it carried out a trial run ahead of the airshow.

Taking off from Newcastle Airport, the plane few over Nissan and along the Wear before heading up the coast and looping back to the airport.

The Bronco is turboprop reconnaissance and light attack plane first used by the USA during the Vietnam War, but has recently been brought back into use in campaigns against ISIS.

Sunderland's piers viewed from the Bronco.