Gallery: Weston Air Day sees Red Arrows fly over Grand Pier

PUBLISHED: 13:00 28 June 2013 | UPDATED: 14:10 28 June 2013

The Red Arrows.

The Red Arrows.

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CROWDS descended on Weston on Saturday as all manner of aircraft ascended through the skies and roared across the town.

Weston Air Day saw the Red Arrows and displays as well as a variety of period aircraft flying over the Grand Pier and the seafront.

There was also a Dancing Tiger Moth 1930s biplane.

A gyrocopter, Royal Navy Lynx helicopter and an AVRO Vulcan V Bomber were also seen and heard overhead.

The day was finished off in style with the Red Arrows team putting on one of their typically impressive showcases of pilot skill at 820mph over the sands.

Strong winds unfortunately put paid to some of the displays, with the Battle of Britain memorial flight and the RAF Parachute display team unable to perform due to the weather.

North Somerset Councillor and executive member for tourism Felicity Baker said: “It was wonderful to see huge crowds gathered on the seafront and beach on Saturday, and people flocked to the prom in their droves despite the changeable weather on the day.

“This was the first year that North Somerset Council has organised the event, and we are hoping to build on this year’s success in years to come.

“We have also had some lovely comments and feedback from people who came along so it’s good to know that all the hard work that went into organising the day led to such a great experience for all.”

Readers’ news site iwitness24 was positively overflowing with photos of the day, with new members and experienced contributors alike sending in their stunning snaps.

To upload your photos or simply vote for your favourites, go to weston.iwitness24.co.uk

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