Replica flying machines filled the sky as the sun shone at an annual model airshow at Blackbushe Airport on Saturday (May 16).

The ninth annual Blackbushe Model Airshow attracted around 3,000 visitors who were treated to a full day of model plane displays.

There were shows every 10 minutes from around 25 top pilots who came to Blackbushe from as far afield as Germany.

Tony Miles, deputy manager at the airport, said the highlight of the day was a father and son team that put an a memorable show with brand new planes, after theirs got stuck in Turkey.

The audience was kept in the loop by commentary throughout the day by Nik Johnson, a famous airshow presenter known simply as The Commentator.

As well as displays, there was also a range of stalls from local model flying clubs and model flying specific shops to charities. There was also a car boot sale.

Mr Miles said: “It was a super day and the weather was good as well which makes it much better.

“It’s hard to tell but there were between two and three thousand people there and around 25 top display pilots who put on a great show.

“The timetable worked out so the pilots performed more than once in the day and there were models flying throughout the day.

“For the 10th year I think we are just going to be building on what we’ve already done.”