Weston Air Show 2018 – Spectacular readers’ pictures capture the best of Saturday’s action

PUBLISHED: 11:26 24 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:52 24 June 2018

The Red Arrows by Neil Robbins

The Red Arrows by Neil Robbins

(c) copyright newzulu.com

Weston-super-Mare’s seafront was packed yesterday (Saturday) as locals and residents turned their eyes to the skies to admire pilots’ skills in aeroplanes and helicopters.

Rob Lewis said he was in the right place as the Red Arrows made their entrance into Weston yesterday. Picture: Rob LewisRob Lewis said he was in the right place as the Red Arrows made their entrance into Weston yesterday. Picture: Rob Lewis

Mercury readers took stunning pictures during Weston Air Festival from the brilliant vantage point of the beach.

The Red Arrows proved to be the big favourite as they put on a spectacular display, full of colour and verve.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Picture: Mark AnsteeThe Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Picture: Mark Anstee

MORE: Weston Air Show and Armed Forces Weekend full schedule.

Nick Page Hayman ensured he was in the best place to photograph the Armed Forces parade as it made its way to the Beach Lawns, where current and former servicemen joined together.

The Red Arrows. Picture: Ken CraneThe Red Arrows. Picture: Ken Crane

Weston Air Festival is back today (Sunday) for another spectacle in the sunshine.

Plane-watchers will once again be treated to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Red Arrows, and the booming sounds of the Typhoon.

The wonderful skill of The Red Arrows' pilots. Picture: Jill SticklandThe wonderful skill of The Red Arrows' pilots. Picture: Jill Stickland

The Armed Forces events will also continue on the Beach Lawns.

Picture by Mark AnsteePicture by Mark Anstee

Picture by Mark AnsteePicture by Mark Anstee

A Red Arrow up close. Picture: Mark AnsteeA Red Arrow up close. Picture: Mark Anstee

The colourful Red Arrow display. Picture: Mark AnsteeThe colourful Red Arrow display. Picture: Mark Anstee

The Royal Marine Band led the Armed Forces Day Parade from the Grand Pier to the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page HaymanThe Royal Marine Band led the Armed Forces Day Parade from the Grand Pier to the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

The Royal Marine Band led the Armed Forces Day Parade from the Grand Pier to the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page HaymanThe Royal Marine Band led the Armed Forces Day Parade from the Grand Pier to the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

The Royal Marine Band led the Armed Forces Day Parade from the Grand Pier to the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page HaymanThe Royal Marine Band led the Armed Forces Day Parade from the Grand Pier to the Beach Lawns. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

Picture by Mike SmithiesPicture by Mike Smithies

Picture by Mike SmithiesPicture by Mike Smithies

More from Weston Mercury

20 minutes ago

The sky above Weston Cricket Club will once again become a flurry off bright, colourful lights and loud bangs.

Read more
28 minutes ago

Four Weston-super-Mare drug-dealers have been jailed for trying to sell cannabis.

Read more
41 minutes ago

A crafty initiative set up to spread kindness around the town is encouraging people to paint a poppy on a pebble to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare
09:00

Keen knitters have been busy making poppies which will cover a Weston church to mark the end of World War One.

Read more
07:33

The following court cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from August 21 to September 3.

Read more
In The Dock

Plans for 200 houses and a medical centre would ‘destroy’ a village’s ‘character’ after the landowner’s agents announced its plans to appeal the decision.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

One of the most nerve-shredding horror movie characters has been reborn again for a terrifying film which will hit cinema screens this autumn.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:25

Weston will face Harrogate Town or Wrexham in the first round of the FA Cup.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A life-saving emergency service is looking for people to join its ranks as one of the busiest stations in the South West.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:31

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle will orchestrate a World War One centenary commemoration in Weston-super-Mare, remembering those who died in battle with a poignant display on the beach.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists