A COMMUNITY group put on its own alternative Southend Air Show at a local church.

From drone flying demonstrations to paper aeroplane competitions, families enjoyed Westcliff-based Crowstone Christian Centre’s event.

A highlight for youngsters was the teddy bear parachute jump, though other attractions included craft stalls, face-painting, a model display, a bubble station, and hot and cold refreshments, served up by 1st Chalkwell Scouts.