Practice flights are under way for this weekend's 30th Sunderland Airshow
Morning showers have failed to prevent crews from carrying out tests prior to the event beginning early Friday evening.
The event site at Cliffe Park, Seaburn, opens at 4pm before the airshow officially opens at 6pm with the first displays due at around 6.25pm.
For the full weekend programme, click here.
For full travel and parking details, click here.