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GALLERY: Spectacular first day at Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend

PUBLISHED: 19:23 17 June 2017 | UPDATED: 19:23 17 June 2017

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

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Thousands of people flocked to Weston-super-Mare today (Saturday) to watch a variety of gravity-defying aerial stunts.

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

The Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend kicked off today for two days of displays, stunts and fun.

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

The Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon and the Team Raven Display Team were just a few of the planes which took to the sky to dazzle the crowd.

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

But it was not just the planes which left people in awe but also fantastic stunts and performances on the ground in the Armed Forces Village.

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

The Marine Commando Unarmed Combat display and a civil war re–enactment were just two of the many visual delights to grace the open arena on the Beach Lawns.

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

MORE: Everything you need to know about the Air Festival
The town was blessed with near-perfect conditions, with temperatures reaching as high as 28 degrees with a light breeze.

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

It is expected to be event hotter tomorrow so grab a beach towel, suncream and hat and head down to the beach for the second day of the festival.

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Don’t forget if you snap some photos, or 20, then upload them to weston.iwitness24.co.uk and they could appear in the paper.

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

Day one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor YoungDay one of the Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Picture: Eleanor Young

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