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In Pictures: NI International Airshow at Portrush

Crowds flock to Portrush as stars of sky put on show above north coast

Thousands of people flocked to the north coast to enjoy a range of thrilling air displays over the weekend.

The RAF Red Arrows pulled out of their appearance at the NI International Airshow at Portrush after one of their pilots died in a crash in Dorset.

However, spectators were still treated to helicopter displays, with a Royal Navy Sea King also performing a rescue demonstration with RNLI Portrush lifeboat.

The ever-popular Team Guinot Wingwalkers made an appearance - back with a stunning new paint job and a new name, Team Breitling.

For the first time ever in Ireland the Belgian Air Force showed off its amazing F16 fighter jet.

It is one of the biggest talking points on the European aviation display circuit and recently won Best Display at the huge RAF Waddington airshow.

The exhilarating stunt show featured daredevil performers standing on the wing while the aircraft performed loops and spins, which proved as popular as ever with everyone on the ground.

Ground acts included a Royal Marine Reserve unarmed combat display and the Royal British Legion 90th Anniversary Parade and Poppy Drop.

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