JAW-DROPPING aerobatics kept the crowds on the edge of their seats at this year’s Teignmouth Air Show.

Saturday’s spectacular saw perennial aviation favourites The Red Arrows kick off the flying displays , arriving over the town in their famous Diamond 9 formation.

Normally sticklers for timing the  team were a few minutes later than planned due to the weather  - but for the thousands attending the event a few minutes wait was worth it.

The precision formation flying and high speed passes of the red  Hawk aircraft had necks craned from every vantage point across Teignmouth and Shaldon.

And the aerial excitement continued throughout the afternoon with helicopter display team Gazelle Squadron  and fixed-wing displays from Team Raven, The Starlings  and Jubilee Pitts .

The event  culminated with an ear-splitting display from the Typhoon - the RAF’s extremely agile multi-role combat aircraft, resplendent in 1944 D-Day markings.

Teignmouth Air Show.
Rotary action from the Gazelle Squadron (Steve Pope/MDA)
Teignmouth Air Show. Red Arrows
The Red Arrows Synchro Pair wow the crowds (Steve Pope/MDA)
Teignmouth Air Show. Eyes to the skies - crowds watch the action
Eyes to the skies - crowds watch the action (Steve Pope/MDA)
Teignmouth Air Show. Smoke on, Go! The Red Arrows
Smoke on, Go! The Red Arrows over Teignmouth (Steve Pope/MDA)
Teignmouth Air Show.
Team Raven loop in formation (Steve Pope/MDA)
Teignmouth Air Show. The Red Arrows, Red 10 Sqd Ldr Graeme Muscat
Red 10 , Squadron Leader Graeme Muscat , the Red Arrow’s commentator, chatting to the public after the display (Steve Pope/MDA)
Teignmouth Air Show.
On of the Team Raven RV8s flies past the RAF Ensign (Steve Pope/MDA)
Teignmouth Air Show. Diamond nine formation - The Red Arrows
Diamond nine formation - The Red Arrows (Steve Pope/MDA)
The Typhoon
The Typhoon (Steve Pope)