All eyes on the skies at Thurston

THE skies over Suffolk were filled with flying machines as a popular air show got under way at the weekend.Scores of people attended the Thurston Air Fair, which was held on the field at Thurston Community College on Sunday.

THE skies over Suffolk were filled with flying machines as a popular air show got under way at the weekend.

Scores of people attended the Thurston Air Fair, which was held on the field at Thurston Community College on Sunday.

There were various displays throughout the day, including a show from the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, as well as special aerobatic displays from the Yak 52, Laser Z200, the Pitts S2, and a special demonstration from five-time British aerobatic champion Mark Jeffries, with his Ellie Twister Extra 300.

There was a whole host of entertainment in the main arena, as well as side-shows, a football match, crockery smashing, a barbeque, and refreshment tents.


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Flt Lft Simon Mabb, who helped organise the event along with around 65 cadets from the 863 Thurston Squadron of the Air Training Corps, said: “We have been very lucky with the weather, and the turnout has been as good, if not better, than in previous years.

“The event is run entirely by members of the squadron and it is always very well supported.”

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