THOUSANDS of spectators were treated to spectacular aerial displays at the 21st Southport Air Show.
Organisers said early estimates were it was a record-breaking year – with more than 100,000 thought to have attended over the weekend.
As the sun shone down, crowds lined the resort’s pier and beach for the start of the two-day show on Saturday and were wowed by stunning displays from the Red Arrows and the Breitling Wingwalkers. Iconic British aircraft such as the Vulcan bomber, the Gloster Meteor and a Battle of Britain memorial flight featuring a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster bomber kept the crowds entertained.
Tony Corfield, head of tourism at Sefton Council, said: “It was a phenomenal success. We were actually at capacity on Sunday – the car parks were full and we even used all the reserve car parks.
“Everything we expected turned up and we were rewarded with record-breaking crowds.”