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In pictures: Farnborough Air Show over the years

Sporting a rich history and upholding the best traditions in aviation, the airshow remains an ever-popular event for both traders and the public

 

With origins dating back to 1920, the biennial Farnborough Air Show set up home in the Hampshire town shortly after the Second World War in 1948.

The event attracts a host of exhibitors from around the world and is a key date in the aviation calendar.

Doubling as an important trade fair together with a chance for the public to see the best in air displays, this year Shaun Ormrod, the air show chief executive, revealed trade orders of "more than $200bn".

In 1952 the show experienced a sobering tragedy, when a DH 110 jet fighter plummeted into the crowd, killing 29 spectators and two crew.

Yet there have been many triumphs. For example, in 1962 the Black Arrows performed a 22-plane formation loop, which remains a record to this day.

This year, Get Hampshire produced extensive coverage of the air show, and we look forward to doing this for many years to come.

 
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