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Recap: Farnborough Air Show day two

Sunday was the final day of this year's Farnborough Air Show and Get Hampshire provided live coverage from start to finish

Airbus A350 at the opening of the 2014 Farnborough Air Show


HELLO: Good morning everyone, and welcome to Get Hampshire's coverage of day two of Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

After yesterday's scorcher, the clouds have set in and we look set for an overcast - if stuffy - day on the tarmac.

Our live blog will be running throughout today's proceedings, which will feature appearances from the Airbus A380, the Supermarine Spitfire and, of course, the Red Arrows.

After a week of spectacular action in the skies, Farnborough's biennial celebration of its aerial heritage comes to a close this afternoon - so let's hope the action lives up to the billing.

11:37 am

RECAP: A big thank-you to our reporters Pete Bryant and Henry Bodkin who put in a terrific shift yesterday to bring you everything from day one. You can read their recap of the day here.

The Red Arrows were a huge draw late in the afternoon and their aerobatics went down a storm with the thousands of punters at the show.

11:41 am

LEADEN OVERHEAD: It's a right old pea souper here at Farnborough today. The majestic sunshine and glorious blue skies have been replaced with grey clouds and a cool breeze.

Here's a quick video of an early arriver at the show this morning, making a calm descent and landing safe and sound. Top job.



ON THE BILL: So what's in store for the crowds piling into the show today?

Well, the Red Barrons will be kicking things off at 12.15pm, followed by the tremendous Breitling Wingwalkers at 12.44pm.

The monolithic Airbus A380 will grumble off the runway and into the skies at around 1.25pm while the famous vertical launching Harrier will blast off at 3.24pm.

At 4pm, expect dazzling dives and colourful choreography from the Red Arrows and finally, the Supermarine Spitfire at 5.20pm. Marvellous.


VULCAN: Thank-you to The Railway Cop for this stunning shot of the Avro Vulcan from yesterday's display. The Vulcan will be back in the skies at 2.30pm today.


11:56 am

PICS: Our photographers put in a shift yesterday to produce a gallery of stunning pictures from yesterday's events. You can take a peek at the best of the bunch here.

Here's a sneak preview of one of the best as the Red Arrows took to the sky.



SNAP HAPPY: Our reporter Steve Lloyd has just popped out into the throng armed with a camera to get a few shots of the people who make the Farnborough Air Show what it is.

Here's how things were looking yesterday, busy busy busy!


Keep an eye on our @GetHampshire Twitter feed today for updates from across the site where there are nearly 30 displays coming up, starting with the Red Barrons at 12.15pm.


PEEPS: Steve's out in the thick of it at the moment, getting a handle on who's shelled out to come along today.



LIFT OFF: We're just a few minutes away from our first display of the day, which will see the fearsome Red Barrons boss the skies over Farnborough.

Remember, you can get in touch by tweeting us via @GetHampshire


AIRBUS: Here's a great shot of Lizzie with the lumbering Airbus A380, which will be taking off in just over an hour at 1.28pm. It's a monster.



ALL CALM: An eerie calm has settled over proceedings as everyone waits with baited breath for our first display of the day. Here come the Red Barrons!

12:20 pm

IN THE KNOW: Just before we get cracking, we've put together all the info you're going to need ahead of another day's fantastic flying action.


You can read out guide to the Farnborough Air Show right here.

12:22 pm

G'DAY CAPTAIN: Providing the public commentary all weekend is Captain Stratton Richey. A top gentleman doing a top job.



SUN: The sun is out, I repeat, the sun is out here in Farnborough, and we've just seen our first launch of the day. We'll have a video coming for you in a moment.


PICNIC: What a spot for a bite to eat, in the shadow of the hulking Airbus A380.



WINGWALKERS: The Breitling team are in the sky over Farnborough right now, trailing blazing white smoke behind them. We're just waiting for the aerobatics.

"Absolute madness!" cries the air show commentator. Quite right, although wouldn't you just love to have a go?



COMING UP: What, you may be wondering, is next up on the agenda today. Well, after the Breitling Wingwalkers have done their stuff (video coming shortly!), we'll have the Great War Display Team.

Remember, #FIA14 is this year marking the centenary of the First World War and the day will be punctuated with ditties harking back to wartime flight.


SMOKIN': They're a little distant, but the Breitling Wingwalkers are putting on a marvellous display of aerial prowess at Farnborough Air Show.

Here's a taste of their smoke-fuelled antics. Spiffing.



EARLIER: One we didn't catch as they buzzed around Farnborough were the Meteor and Vampire, who shared a dramatic dogfight.



DOGFIGHTING: The Great War Display team jockeyed for aerial supremacy above Farnborough at around 1pm on day two.

The air show this year is marking 100 years since the First World War with a selection of displays harking back to wartime.

Here's a quick video of their distant dogfight in the skies.




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