RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 - [Official Topic]

RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 - [Official Topic]

Postby PeterR on Wed 18 Nov 2015, 9:03 am

Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show 2016
Sunday 19th June 2016

http://www.cosfordairshow.co.uk

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Tickets for the RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 to be held on Sunday 19th June, have officially gone on sale today. With the 2015 show selling out of standard admission tickets weeks before the show took place and having been voted ‘Best Event of the Year’ in Shropshire by the public, the organisers of the show are encouraging people to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.

As an incentive to purchase tickets early, the organisers are offering ‘Early bird’ ticket pricing. Up until Wednesday 23rd March tickets to the RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 will be priced at £22.00 per adult with accompanied under 16’s entering free of charge. After this date adult tickets will be priced at £25.00 each.

Carrying on from the success of the 2015 show the RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 will once again be Advance Ticket Only with no tickets being available to purchase on the gate. This step has greatly improved entry on to the showground giving people a swifter and more efficient start to their day.



Air Show Themes;
* SPEED: Evolution of the Jet Engine *
* TRAINING *
* AIR TRAINING CORPS 75TH ANNIVERSARY *


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We should hopefully have the first participants ready to announce before Christmas... :heyhey:
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Postby Wrexham Mackem on Wed 18 Nov 2015, 10:26 am

Excellent! looking forward to it already Peter :rock:
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Postby Wissam24 on Wed 18 Nov 2015, 10:44 am

Ooh, a Typhoon/Tutor synchro pair.
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Postby Harvo266 on Wed 18 Nov 2015, 12:38 pm

Wissam24 wrote:Ooh, a Typhoon/Tutor synchro pair.

That is actually quite feasible... And it's on my official Air Cadet water bottle
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Postby davidjones533 on Wed 18 Nov 2015, 1:33 pm

PeterR wrote:* SPEED: Evolution of the Jet Engine *


Interesting theme! Here's hoping for one or more of the R&D aircraft to be pulled out from the museum - Meteor T.7, SR53, FD2, Bristol 188 are all appropriate :wink:
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Postby Adamwilliams132 on Wed 18 Nov 2015, 4:08 pm

Classic airforce meteor fits the bill nicely. Would be nice to have some sort of flypast starting with meteor ending with the typhoon to showcase the advances in the jet engine.
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Postby G-AMPY on Fri 20 Nov 2015, 4:27 pm

Once again, lovely poster! :rock: Looking forward to lots of classic jets with the speed theme and international training aircraft for the other theme too.
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Postby TYPHOON3 on Fri 20 Nov 2015, 7:05 pm

Hopefully the evolution of the jet engine theme will mean more fast jets like the excellent 2015 show.I just hope the show doesn't take a step back too far and have too many training aircraft and classic jets.
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Postby globemaster50 on Fri 20 Nov 2015, 9:14 pm

I'm hoping the hunters will be back up in the air by then. For me that's the perfect classic jet.
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Postby Flare Path on Sat 21 Nov 2015, 12:35 pm

Thought there was no Tutor display next year?
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Postby TYPHOON3 on Sat 21 Nov 2015, 2:46 pm

Flare Path wrote:Thought there was no Tutor display next year?

I don't think there is a Tutor display in 2016 but there will be some Cosford based Tutors on static.Part of the training theme but I suppose the 2016 poster is a bit misleading.
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Postby PeterR on Mon 23 Nov 2015, 6:47 pm

Thanks for the interesting comments. Plenty of work going on behind scenes by all those in the Air Show Office and we hope to have some more news on the aircraft front confirmed by Christmas.
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Postby Harvo266 on Tue 24 Nov 2015, 4:50 pm

Re my Typhoon/Tutor comment: I have done some research and don't think it would be possible as the tutors top speed is around 185kts and this year's typh/spit synchro was flown at around 200/250 kts which is in the lower envelope of the speed it can fly.

Would have been good to see though!
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Postby PeterR on Thu 24 Dec 2015, 6:47 pm

On behalf of the Air Show Office at RAF Cosford, I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all next year! :up:

For your Christmas present, I have updated the 2016 Participation List Thread to show all our invited countries for next year's show! :ninja:
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Postby PeterR on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 6:59 pm

Evening All! :wave:

It's time to announce our first participants for the RAF Cosford Air Show 2016...

From now on, all aircraft updates for this year's show will be given on Wednesdays in this thread on our on Social Media channels along with updates to our international invitation list which can be found on the 2016 Participation List Thread!

Participation Update 13/1/16

Gazelle Squadron will be flying their first ever public display at RAF Cosford, with a pairs display of Gazelle helicopters and a further two on static display! :rock:
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Postby Adamwilliams132 on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 7:25 pm

That's a nice early update. Like the idea of the Wednesday updates also.
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Postby TYPHOON3 on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 10:29 pm

Good early start and we can look forward to Wednesday Cosford updates and Thursdays for RIAT.These will be my two main shows for 2016.
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Postby davidjones533 on Thu 14 Jan 2016, 11:37 am

Very pleased with that - a type I've not seen displayed in many a year. :biggrin:
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Postby Tommy on Sun 17 Jan 2016, 11:37 am

:up: :up:

Will be interesting to see what their display is like. I'm a big fan of the "whistlin' turkey leg".
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Postby PeterR on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 11:50 am

Participation Update 20/1/16

As part of our Speed Theme, the Bristol 188, Fairey Delta II and Avro 707 will all be coming outside from the RAF Museum to join the Air Show static displays! :rock:
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Postby chrisward123 on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 12:11 pm

Fantastic Peter :rock:
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Postby Wissam24 on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 1:38 pm

Photographing those outside, especially in conditions like we had for the TSR2, would be worth the journey for me.
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Postby Adamwilliams132 on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 1:57 pm

Good choice of aircraft to have on outside display, especially the 707 !!
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Postby Tommy on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 8:08 pm

Is the 707 actually on display in the museum any more? Thought it's spot was nicked by the EAP?

If so, hell of a catch for a unique aircraft that's not even publicly viewable at the moment! Good to see Cosford finally make good use of the excellent museum on site. :up:
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Postby st24 on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 8:48 pm

Tommy wrote:Good to see Cosford finally make good use of the excellent museum on site. :up:


A lot of the Cosford shows have featured museum a/c over the years (not enough admittedly and more could have been done- it still stings that the last chance to see all 3 v-bombers together was never taken up)

This is great news, just a shame I'll probably be in Scandinavia over the weekend.. :sad:
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