Sunderland Airshow, if you have never seen it, is well worth the trip North. It is also a free event which is quite something considering the variety of aircraft flown.
Held over the sea there is always plenty of good vantage points along the sea front offering unrestricted views of the display.
The Red Arrows have been present most years usually providing the finale to the event. Having attended many times there was one year when conditions were better which finally gave me the chance to get some blue sky images. Wish I had a longer lens with me but you can't have everything.