Sunderland International Airshow 2017: All the details you need to know

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Organisers of the Sunderland International Airshow have promised another weekend to remember when the event takes flight again this summer.

The airshow is to be held between Friday, July 21 and Sunday, July 23 at Roker and Seaburn.

The RAF Red Arrows will be performing on each of three days at the year's Sunderland Internaional Airshow.

The RAF Red Arrows will be performing on each of three days at the year's Sunderland Internaional Airshow.

Hundreds of thousands of people watch the event every year.

The RAF Typhoon Display Team will return to display on all three days, joining a wide range of aircraft and display teams.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, as well as the Red Arrows, will also thrill spectators on the seafront.

They will be joined on both the Saturday and Sunday by the RAF Falcons and the RAF Tutor display team.

The event is organised by Sunderland City Council.

Coun John Kelly, portfolio holder for public health, wellness and culture at the council, said: "With its fantastic location, friendly atmosphere and display teams looking forward to coming here thanks to the warm welcome from the huge crowds, we should all be proud of the Sunderland International Airshow.

"Our organising team continues to deliver a fantastic flying programme along with a huge range of activities including live music, stalls, attractions and of course fireworks.

"Our weekend truly has something for everyone."

The event will launch at Cliffe Park on the evening of Friday, July 21, before really taking flight at Roker and Seaburn over the weekend.

This year’s RAF Typhoon display team, from 29(R) Squadron, comprises a specialist from every aircraft trade, along with support and management teams to assist the pilot and the trades.

Every member of the team has been hand-picked from an elite cadre of skilled personnel at RAF Coningsby.

RAF Typhoon Display Pilot 2017, Flight Lieutenant Ryan Lawton, said: “The RAF Typhoon Display Team is once again thrilled to be participating at the Sunderland International Airshow.

"Each year we are delighted to display over the spectacular coastline at Sunderland.

“As for me, this will be my first display at Sunderland and I’m really looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere and welcome that the city is known for.”

Head of events for Sunderland City Council, Victoria French, said: "Each year our team works hard to organise and deliver an event that the city and the rest of the region can be proud of and it is great to hear that teams continue to look forward to coming here.”

Following the opening event, the airshow continues across the weekend between 10am and 6pm, with a full programme of activity in the air and on the ground

Display timings for all airshow attractions will be confirmed nearer to the weekend.