Visitors gazed in awe as the world’s largest commercial aircraft, the 525-seat Airbus A380, made its debut appearance in Northern Ireland at the Portrush event.
The plane also wowed onlookers at City of Derry airport, swooping to within 200 feet of the runway on its way to Portrush.
This was one of the highlights of more than 20 aerial displays apiece on Saturday and Sunday, as well as rare public flights by the Eurofighter Typhoon and the RFA Largs Bay, a Royal Navy support ship around 180 metres in length.
The magnificent men — and women — in their flying machines put on displays in everything from World War Two Spitfires, Cold War aircraft and RAF jets, while the famed Red Arrows display team open the show on Saturday and brought proceedings to a close on Sunday.
Thousands of spectators lining the Portrush headlands gazed in wonder as two wingwalkers performed handstands on the wings of two aircraft as they swept the skies above the seaside resort.
Meanwhile the Royal Marines descended to the beach from their helicopter as part of a dramatic staged rescue.
Among the most striking of the celebrations was the memorial service which saw some two million poppies being scattered onto the beach.
As well as the aerial displays, the army hosted a live and interactive Start Thinking Soldier event, giving the public the chance to sample army life through the medium of simulated training challenges.
Visitors were able to learn how it feels to defuse a bomb, fire a gun and drive a Challenger 2 battle tank.