RS2 wrote:I think we all acknowledge Cosford is limited by its size and therefore the number and nature of visitors is somewhat limited but Im sure a few opportunities could be provided for the 'photographer enthusiaists' that are present amongst the crowds.
Use say 300 to 400m of the taxiway from the 06 numbers back towards the tower and park some classics or helicopters off this with 'their' back towards the trees.(ie park on the left of the taxiway as they head from the runway back towards the tower) This would make a great back drop for photos with the light in the correct position for quite a large part of the day. (I appreciate this part of the taxi way is used to cross vehicles in the morning, buts its only generally for a few hours and no doubt the taxiway has to be checked for fod, so a few extra metres of taxiway for checking Im sure would be ok. Temp red fencing could separte the aircraft from the taxiway, then once the cars are in, the fencing could be reloacted to the other side of the taxiway and the crash vehicles would prove worthy blockades on the taxiway itself) This wooulkd only be practical for aircraft that arrived on the Friday or Saturday.
Park small static visitors on the grass infront of the hangars to the West of the tower, at least this way the backgrounds are more natural (hangars) than fairground, motorbikes or stalls.
The far West end of the hangars spread a few of the SOTT airframes along the perimeter line with a fence a few metres in front of them, (where the Varsity and Andover were parked a few years ago), again the chance for some nice pics rather than the tight pack of unphotographable SOTT airframes.
Try and convince the museum to keep the EAP out of the Museum Hanagrs until the show. I know its impracticle to move many of the museum aiframes but at least the EAP is a reasonable size. Get EAP placed with a nice photographic backdrop (trees) and adverytise the fact, that would provide a very rare opportunity.
D200 wrote:There will be three Jaguars on the static line. A T bird; a GW1 coloured single seater and the 'Jaguar' Jaguar, or at least that is the plan. Other aircraft will probably be visible to the determined but not formally part of the day. Comments above noted and being acted upon where possible.