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Waddington Air Show 2014 success with 135k visitors

The 20th RAF Waddington Air Show attracted more than 135,000 visitors during the weekend of July 5 and 6, with exciting displays and activities for all the family.

Next year’s event has been cancelled due to runway works at the station for 59 weeks from September. It it yet to be confirmed whether the event will continue from 2016.

Take a look back over the two days of the show with galleries from Day 1 and Day 2.

Also, rewind our live blog from the first day of the show.

Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite

The themes this year were the 50th display season for the Red Arrows, 65 years of NATO and ISTAR 14.

To commemorate the D Day landings, RAF’s Typhoon Force applied invasion markings to one of its FGR4’s and flew together in a Battle of Memorial Flight Display.

With its eye-catching flying display the Dutch Hunter won first prize for the most polished display demonstrating the power and manoeuvrability of the aircraft, followed by the the GrobTutor.

In the static category the Slovak L39 won the first prize followed by the Italian KC767.

Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite

Paul Sall, Air Show director said: “RAF Waddington has welcomed more than 135,000 visitors over the weekend, it has once again been an exciting opportunity for all members of the family to view tremendous flying displays and a wide variety of ground exhibits showcasing the work of the RAF and its partner organisations.

“A truly international flavour with participation from many different countries. I hope our visitors had a great day out at the Royal Air Force’s premier Air Show.”