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Postby Pringles on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 9:12 am


Another Bird Dog?.. :tumbleweed:
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Postby PeterR on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 9:44 am

Pringles wrote:Another Bird Dog?.. :tumbleweed:

Could be a challenge for us, as all four UK based examples are already confirmed to be at the show... :handbag:
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Postby Adamwilliams132 on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 9:55 am

Here's hoping it's something good in the flying. Fast jet would be nice but anything foriegn or rare will do. Sea vixen maybe ? Been a few calls on there Facebook for it recently.
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Postby john001 on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 10:41 am

Couteau Delta fits two jets quite nicely
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Postby PeterR on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 11:26 am

Today's update is that we've received our display contracts from Joint Helicopter Command! :cool:
You'll have to wait until Tuesday to find out what we're getting in full... but as an added bonus for Friday we can confirm that the RAF Chinook Display will be performing a full flying display on Sunday 11th June! :rock:
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Postby jamyt123 on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 11:26 am

RAF Chinook Display

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Postby speedshrew on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 12:00 pm

If I may be permitted a short violent explanation....
GET IN!
This completes the ideal line up for me for my first major outing to Cosford.
Great addition!
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Postby Pringles on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 12:05 pm

Are any of those three Chinooks actually still in a special scheme and if so will it be the display aircraft? A bit dubious to use that photo rather than one of a standard solo as posted by the UKAR account, otherwise to put it into context isn't it like selling a ticket to see the whole of Queen and then have only Brian May show up?
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Postby Adamwilliams132 on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 12:21 pm

Good addition but was hoping for something that's rare or a fast jet not something we see at many displays over the year. Great display everytime though from the Chinook. Hope we also get a puma for static.
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Postby Sundowner on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 4:12 pm

Great addition to the show. :clap:
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Postby Tommy on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 7:05 pm

Yeah, great stuff.

Cosford always benefits from something with the presence of the Chinook which can operate from the venue, too. :up: :up:
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Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 21 Apr 2017, 10:26 pm

Flare Path wrote:Are the Gnat team still on the circuit? Haven't heard much for a while...

G-MOUR flew today, FYI.
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Postby Lucasjmet15 on Mon 24 Apr 2017, 3:39 pm

Any international updates tomorrow along side the Joint helicopter command ones ? :heyhey:
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Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Mon 24 Apr 2017, 7:45 pm

Lucasjmet15 wrote:Any international updates tomorrow along side the Joint helicopter command ones ? :heyhey:


I hope so :tongue:
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Postby PeterR on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 8:57 am

Lucasjmet15 wrote:Any international updates tomorrow along side the Joint helicopter command ones ? :heyhey:

There's at least one more international participant lined-up for the flying display, but until we receive the signed paperwork required you'll have be be patient...... :ninja:
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Postby PeterR on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 9:06 am

Today's update....

Participation Update 25/4/17

- The popular Attack Helicopter Display Team will be performing in the Flying Display, with a sole Apache AH1.
- 656 Squadron, Army Air Corps, will be providing an Apache AH1 for Static Display.
- Puma HC2, from 230 Squadron, will be on Static Display, in the Battlefield Support ground displays.
- An Army Air Corps Defender D4K will be making a rare appearance, on static display at the Air Show.


As usual, the full list of participants is available online at http://www.cosfordairshow.co.uk/intheair.php and should be updated later today!

Cheers,
Peter :wave:
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RAF Cosford Air Show
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Postby speedshrew on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 9:14 am

Nice additions there!
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Postby Luke28 on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 9:29 am

Nice additions, a decent amount and variety of choppers on static and flying.
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Postby speedshrew on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 9:41 am

Quicks question regarding the flying display-will the order be announced ahead of time(Obviously subject to weather and usual operational considerations)?
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Postby Adamwilliams132 on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 9:41 am

Nice update, was hoping for something international or a classic jet though, sea vixen would fit the bill nicely as it no showed last year. Surely the budget must be there if there was no cost from the no show last year. Puma is the highlight of today's update for me. Looks like yet another year with only one fast jet for Cosford.
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Postby cg_341 on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:44 am

Adamwilliams132 wrote:Nice update, was hoping for something international or a classic jet though

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Postby Shyft87 on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 11:03 am

Hampshire Aviation wrote:
Adamwilliams132 wrote:Nice update, was hoping for something international or a classic jet though

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...such wit, such a riposte....

Feel good for that?

leave the lad alone; he's behaving this year.
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Postby Adamwilliams132 on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 11:13 am

Who put 50p in the idiot ? Hampshire aviation am I not allowed an opinion? I want to see jets of any shape and sizes at Cosford not just the normal stuff that's there year In year out.
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Postby cg_341 on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 11:20 am

Which is exactly what you said for the last however many announcements, all of which have things that haven't been at Cosford "year in, year out".

I think RIAT 2015 was the last appearance for a Puma on static display? Apaches on static display not all that common any more either.

I have to wonder if Peter and the team were to have booked the Sea Vixen, MiG-15, Gnat team, two JPs and a Strike Master and not bothered with any current mil, if you would be bemoaning the lack of British military participation?

For the show, which is - as members of this forum keep mentioning - a recruitment tool for the RAF (and other forces), then surely having as many RAF (and other forces) assets present as possible is what Peter and the team should be aiming for? Not "join the RAF, you might get to fly...a MiG-15!?"
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