VIDEO: Highlights from Shoreham Airshow

SUNSHINE and blue skies launched the 24th RAFA Shoreham Airshow on Saturday, as tens of thousands headed to Shoreham Airport.

There were many highlights over the two-day event, but one disappointment, with the Vulcan declared unserviceable just before it was due to set off for Shoreham Airport on Sunday afternoon.

S36718H13 The Fairey Swordfish flies over the crowd at the RAFA Shoreham Airshow 2013

S36718H13 The Fairey Swordfish flies over the crowd at the RAFA Shoreham Airshow 2013

The airshow was under the guidance of a new team this year but the quality and the atmosphere were as good as ever.

Organiser Derek Harber said: “Last year saw the passing of Don Bean, our airshow organiser, and Peter Eager, our flying display director.

“It is not an easy act to follow, but once it was decided we would have a 24th airshow, we were determined it was going to be one of the best to date.”

Many did indeed describe it as the best ever, with a mixture of old favourites and new features.

See the Herald & Gazette on Thursday for a picture special on the Shoreham Airshow.