Red Arrows over prom for Blackpool Air Show

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The Red Arrows will perform for the show's finale

The Red Arrows were in Blackpool on Sunday for the grand finale of the resort's annual Air Show.

Thousands of people lined the famous promenade for the show, which began at 1600 BST with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The show featured fly-pasts from World War II planes including the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster Bomber.

The Breitling Wing Walkers were also performing as their aircraft flew between the Central and South piers.

The team perform acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands while strapped to the top wings of their Boeing Stearman biplanes.

Ejector fault

Aerobatics from the CAP232 were due to follow, piloted by UK National Aerobatic Champion Gerald Cooper.

The RAF Red Arrows Formation aerobatic display team were due to fly for the show's big finale at about 1715 BST.

There was some concern over whether or not the Red Arrows would be able to attend the show, after the Hawk jets of the type they use were grounded due to a fault found in an ejector seat.

The Ministry of Defence lifted a temporary flying suspension on Wednesday and the team confirmed they would be able to attend.

The Red Arrows, based at Scampton in Lincolnshire, are due to appear at more than 20 events in August alone.

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