Sky High fun

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The skies over Kent will come alive this week­end as the South East Air­show re­turns. Af­ter a 20-year break, Manston Air­port will wel­come some of the world’s great­est mod­ern and his­toric air­craft for some daz­zling dis­plays. One of the most dis­tinc­tive will be the colour­ful (and se­ri­ously loud) Miss De­meanour, a re­stored Hawker Hunter jet fighter first com­mis­sioned by the RAF in 1956. Other well-known aero­planes fly­ing into ac­tion will be the iconic Vul­can, a Spitfire and a Hur­ri­cane, while helicopter­s will in­clude the Sea King and Apache. He­li­copter flights will be avail­able through­out the day at an ex­tra charge. Not all of the ac­tion is in the air, with a host of en­ter­tain­ment for vis­i­tors to en­joy, in­clud­ing a Typhoon air­craft sim­u­la­tor, fun fair and stalls. There will also be a Sec­ond World War re-en­act­ment, and vin­tage mo­tors on show, thanks to the Rams­gate Old Mo­tor and Mo­tor­cy­cle Club. Kent acous­tic trio Hang 10 will be among the acts per­form­ing on the live mu­sic stage, and an­i­mal lovers will en­joy an en­er­getic dis­play from dog agility group Make It Fun, who will be putting their four-legged friends through their paces. Or­gan­iser An­gela Sut­ton said: “It is bril­liant to see the air­show re­turn to Manston af­ter such a long ab­sence. We are all so grate­ful to the air­port for host­ing what I know will be a stun­ning event.”

The Hawker Hunter jet fighter Miss De­meanour

Acous­tic trio Hang 10 will be among those pro­vid­ing some ground­based en­ter­tain­ment at the air­show

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