Updated hour-by-hour guide to the final day of Sunderland Airshow 2018
The weather is playing havoc with the final day of the 30th anniversary Sunderland Airshow.
A handful of the planned displays had to be cancelled on the opening two days, due to the weather conditions.
These included the ever-popular Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which sadly won’t be flying today either.
But rain and blustery winds at the seafront and at Newcastle Airport, where most of the aircraft take off from, mean today’s flying programme has been severely truncated. It was due to start at 12.30pm, but has been delayed until 2pm, and instead of lasting until 5pm, will be finished by 4pm. The ever-popular Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight, consisting of a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster from the Second World War, was pulled from the programme yesterday. Now more of the attractions have been grounded by the weather, resulting in a revised - and much-reduced - flying schedule. Notable absences include the RAF Falcons parachutists, The Blades display team, the AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers, and the Royal Navy Swordfish.
THE LATEST FLYING DISPLAY UPDATE: 14:00 Tigers parachute display team - CANCELLED 14:22 Blenheim & Spitfires - CANCELLED 14:39 Gyro 14:49 Tutor 14:59 Bronco 15:09 Chinook 15:23 MiG 15 15:33 Vampires 15:45 Typhoon All displays are dependent on the weather and subject to change at short notice. The Red Arrows were not due to fly today.