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Postby Spotty_Jag on Thu 16 Feb 2017, 7:31 pm

st24 wrote:Unless they line 'em up on the grass causing viewing issues... :confused:

I think that's part of Cosford's charm/character and I would rather the Swiss parked there than them flying from Shawbury. Personally some of my favourite photos are of the aircraft operating from the flightline. Perhaps the Cosford teamr could tell us which end of the crowdline they will be parked at and which end will be clear so we can make our choices accordingly.
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Postby Adamwilliams132 on Thu 16 Feb 2017, 7:41 pm

In the past they've parked a lot of civilian fly in aircraft on the grass. which I'm not keen on but having a display aircraft there is better than having them operating from a different airfield.
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Postby Timc on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 9:33 am

Not that I've ever noticed or for that matter paid any attention to, but do The Swiss PC-7 team have any kind of support aircraft?
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Postby capercaillie on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 10:18 am

Timc wrote:Not that I've ever noticed or for that matter paid any attention to, but do The Swiss PC-7 team have any kind of support aircraft?


You clearly don't deserve to know the answer then. :tongue2: :grin:
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Postby st24 on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 10:55 am

capercaillie wrote:
Timc wrote:Not that I've ever noticed or for that matter paid any attention to, but do The Swiss PC-7 team have any kind of support aircraft?


You clearly don't deserve to know the answer then. :tongue2: :grin:

:lol:

They don't normally but it would be a perfect place for them to "borrow" the Pat Suisse's PC-6 "Felix"!!
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Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 2:00 pm

oh no

A Pilatus PC-7 of the "Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team" colldided with a camera cable during a display flight at the Ski World Championship 2017.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=193668
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Postby Orange5ive on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 5:51 pm

As there is no Vulcan anymore and I assume getting the one out the Cold War hangar is prohibitedly expensive what are the chances of the Avro 707c coming out, I don't believe it's been on display for a while now.
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Postby Spotty_Jag on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 6:09 pm

Orange5ive wrote:As there is no Vulcan anymore and I assume getting the one out the Cold War hangar is prohibitedly expensive what are the chances of the Avro 707c coming out, I don't believe it's been on display for a while now.


You mean the Avro 707 that was pulled out for the airshow in 2016..? :grin:
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Postby cg_341 on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 6:41 pm

Isn't the Vulcan in the museum strung from the ceiling?
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Postby Wrexham Mackem on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 6:45 pm

Hampshire Aviation wrote:Isn't the Vulcan in the museum strung from the ceiling?


No, its firmly on the ground in the Cold War Exhibition. It won't be coming out of there, and I for one wouldn't want it to.

ColeTheDemolisher wrote:oh no

A Pilatus PC-7 of the "Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team" colldided with a camera cable during a display flight at the Ski World Championship 2017.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=193668


Don't worry, there are no cables for overhead cameras at Cosford :lol: Seriously though, its a minor incident. Could have been much worse!
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Postby Luke28 on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 6:46 pm

Hampshire Aviation wrote:Isn't the Vulcan in the museum strung from the ceiling?


It is, I can imagine that being a strategical nightmare to shift!
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Postby PeterR on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 7:08 pm

Evening Chaps, thought I'd take some time to answer some queries this evening!

Adamwilliams132 wrote:In the past they've parked a lot of civilian fly in aircraft on the grass.

Not in the last 3 years we haven't apart from a small number of VIP guests who fly in but they're tucked up at the far right of the display line infront of the VIP Enclosures.

Spotty_Jag wrote:Perhaps the Cosford team could tell us which end of the crowdline they will be parked at and which end will be clear so we can make our choices accordingly.

You may be surprised to hear that there's a lot a logistical and operational considerations when designing the flightline parking plan. I have a rough plan already on what we're expecting to attend but it will change many times before June. Interesting to see the range of comments on the use of the flightline, a marmite issue for sure! Some like the unique photo opportunities of aircraft crewing in etc and also possibilities for clean images of the aircraft parked, others would rather see the runway. I remember when, in 2015, we moved a number of aircraft to the southside (from memory it was the Apache pair, Lynx HMA8 & Chinook) there was significant feedback that visitors wanted them back on the flightline. A balancing act for sure, we will do our best to please everyone, but operational ease must remain a priority.

Timc wrote:Not that I've ever noticed or for that matter paid any attention to, but do The Swiss PC-7 team have any kind of support aircraft?

No dedicated support aircraft, but the Swiss Air Force often use their Beechcraft 1900, as they did to support the Hornet in 2015. No news received yet on what aircraft may(or may not) come to support the team but I do like Geoff's suggestion...

Tommy wrote:Probably not realistic, but I love that "discussions are ongoing" with Cyprus!

And even if they're unable to provide an aircraft for 2017, it's never too early for our overseas partners to get 2018 in their diary...

Orange5ive wrote:As there is no Vulcan anymore and I assume getting the one out the Cold War hangar is prohibitively expensive what are the chances of the Avro 707c coming out, I don't believe it's been on display for a while now.

Getting anything out of the Cold War Exhibition is an extremely difficult task, which involves removing a wall from the building. The Avro 707 came out to play last year, so we worked with our friends at the RAF Museum to get some different machines out into the sunlight for 2017. The British Aerospace EAP, Hurricane IIc & Harrier GR9 are all confirmed to be coming down to the airfield to join the static displays this June.

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Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 7:12 pm

PeterR wrote:Evening Chaps, thought I'd take some time to answer some queries this evening!

Getting anything out of the Cold War Exhibition is an extremely difficult task, which involves removing a wall from the building. The Avro 707 came out to play last year, so we worked with our friends at the RAF Museum to get some different machines out into the sunlight for 2017. The British Aerospace EAP, Hurricane IIc & Harrier GR9 are all confirmed to be coming down to the airfield to join the static displays this
June.


WHAT!!!!
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Postby PeterR on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 7:25 pm

ColeTheDemolisher wrote:The wall comes off? :shock:

Yup, the walls at each end of the building.. I have lost the original images sadly, which showed it in better context, but luckily found this one lurking in my photobucket account. This shot was taken the night the MH-53 was added into the Cold War Exhibition. This is the end wall of the building, opposite Hangar One. Image was taken from outside the building, and you can see the steel supports the the walls are attached to on the left hand side of the image.
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Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Sat 18 Feb 2017, 12:59 pm

PeterR wrote:
ColeTheDemolisher wrote:The wall comes off? :shock:

Yup, the walls at each end of the building.. I have lost the original images sadly, which showed it in better context, but luckily found this one lurking in my photobucket account. This shot was taken the night the MH-53 was added into the Cold War Exhibition. This is the end wall of the building, opposite Hangar One. Image was taken from outside the building, and you can see the steel supports the the walls are attached to on the left hand side of the image.
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I'm guessing that's not an easy task then :biggrin:
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Postby Pringles on Tue 21 Feb 2017, 12:00 pm

Fantastic!
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Postby PeterR on Tue 21 Feb 2017, 12:00 pm

Participation Update 21/1/17

- Hawker Hurricane I (R4118) has been booked to perform in the flying display.
- Jeff Bell's immaculate Jet Provost T5 will be returning for static display.
- We have received notification that the Hellenic Air Force are unfortunately unable to supply an aircraft for display this year.


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Postby Spotty_Jag on Tue 21 Feb 2017, 5:58 pm

Love how people on Facebook are moaning about R4118's booking... one of my favourite warbirds and I'd go so far as to say a national treasure. Very pleased to see it displaying at Cosford.
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Postby TYPHOON3 on Tue 21 Feb 2017, 8:11 pm

Spotty_Jag wrote:Love how people on Facebook are moaning about R4118's booking... one of my favourite warbirds and I'd go so far as to say a national treasure. Very pleased to see it displaying at Cosford.

Assuming some of these 'moaners' on Facebook are not enthusiasts-J. Public in other words, will keep on moaning until something a bit more exciting in their eyes gets confirmed.Still very early days but I really hope the show turns out to be a vast improvement on 2016.
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Postby Tommy on Tue 21 Feb 2017, 8:53 pm

Watch how some of the more ignorant among us moan at an actual Battle of Britain veteran being confirmed in the flying today, and then go mushy-kneed when the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight turn up with AB910 and PZ865 wearing D-Day stripes and South East Asia Command colours respectively, and PA474...
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Postby PeterR on Tue 28 Feb 2017, 12:40 pm



The machine coming to the show is XX521, which still wears it's University of Birmingham Air Squadron markings. Plan is to park the Bulldog & Tutor together for an interesting 'Past/Present' photo opportunity. :up:
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Postby Ian G on Tue 28 Feb 2017, 12:59 pm

Amazing!
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Postby Screechy on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 1:28 pm

Will be voting with my feet on this one... Cosexit
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Postby jalfrezi on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 2:08 pm

Screechy wrote:Will be voting with my feet on this one... Cosexit


Why bother posting this? Peter and the team put in a lot of hard work to try and get participants, I don't understand why people feel the need to be critical at such an early stage, there's still about 3 months to go.

I also doubt anyone on this forum cares whether you go or not, I certainly won't be basing my decision on whether Screechy is going or not.
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Postby Luke28 on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 2:11 pm

Cosexit is without doubt one of the worst things that I have ever read.
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