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Blackpool Air Show: Thousands line promenade for 2013 show

The Red Arrows
Image caption The Red Arrows made their return to the show

Thousands of people are in Blackpool for the resort's annual air show which has been extended to two days.

Spectators have lined the promenade to watch the 2013 show which mark the return of the RAF's aerobatic team the Red Arrows.

A Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster bomber opened the show with a Battle of Britain memorial flight.

The world's last flying Vulcan will also take to the skies as well as the Breitling Wing Walkers.

The Red Arrows were unable to appear at last year's event due to another commitment.

Events co-ordinator for Marketing Blackpool, Chris Pope said up to 30,000 people are expected to watch the free aerial show between North and Central Pier.

Displays start from 14:00 BST on Sunday and Monday.

Blackpool hosted its first air show in 1909, the same year Frenchman Louis Bleriot became the first person to fly across the English Channel.

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