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SHOW OFF; Weather puts a stop to parts of air show but still some spectacular stunts for the huge crowds to enjoy.

Byline: DAVID POWELL

ONE pilot had to make an emergency landing as he battled to get to Llandudno Airshow on Saturday.

There was disappointment all round as adverse weather conditions meant that much of the air show couldn't take place.

Although the weather was mostly dry in Llandudno, airbases across the South East of England, where many of the planes were based, experienced heavy storms and torrential rain meaning the planes couldn't take off.

However , the Blades Display Team and the De Havilland Vampire jet still managed to give outstanding displays.

But the highly anticipated Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the RAF Falcons and other displays were cancelled.

It was a far cry though to last year's airshow where the glorious weather brought out thousands of people to the Promenade.

A Mostyn Estates spokeswoman said: "It was regrettable the adverse weather in the South of England meant many of the planes couldn't take off.

"It was very frustrating but there was nothing we could do, and we are very sorry that people were disappointed but the safety of the pilots had to come first.

"One pilot had to make an emergency landing in Shropshire because the weather was so bad. Many people still had a very good day as there was plenty of entertainment such as the Maelgwn Male Voice Choir and the Llandudno Swing Band.."

She added: "The Llandudno Airshow will be back next year."

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:May 26, 2014
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