THE annual Midlands Air Festival has returned this weekend - with aircraft, hot air balloons, and more on display.

The festival, which runs over three days from Friday, May 31 until Sunday, June 2, is held at Ragley Hall in Alcester.

It's the reason why Worcestershire and Warwickshire residents have spotted the famous Red Arrows in the sky flying past over the weekend. The RAF Red Arrows have been flying to the festival on each day.

Redditch Advertiser: The Red ArrowsThe Red Arrows (Image: Stephen Bridgewater)

The festival has also been hosting an array of shows featuring World War Two warbirds, helicopters, classic jets, high energy aerobatics, wing walkers, and formation teams.

Visitors have also been witnessing one of the UK's largest gatherings of hot air balloons, including character designs and over 150 round hot air balloons.

Check out the gallery of photographs showing some of the action from the festival.