First timer here!

First timer here!

Postby Kimberleyanddarren on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 5:58 pm

Hi everyone :)

I just booked my husband and I tickets to the air show at cosford. We have never been before and having read many things on this site, I was hoping for some advice to make the most of the experience.

For example, do you pack a picnic? Bring fishing chairs? Will we get to hear the sonic boom? Arrive early?

Anything you could tell us would be much appreciated!

Thanks :worship:
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Re: First timer here!

Postby MRTT on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 6:06 pm

1. There is fast food outlets but you are welcome to bring your own food
2. Unless you are in an enclosure than you will need to bring your own chairs
3. Sonic booms are not permitted over land in the UK
4. I would recommend arriving early to avoid most traffic.

Enjoy the show! :smile:

Flying programme is very enjoyable, usually contains stuff for all members of the family- Reds, Typhoon, Meteor, Falcons Parachute Team!

There is a large variety of trade stalls which sell most things you can think of!

There is also the RAF Museum which is open on the show day (I think!)
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Re: First timer here!

Postby Wissam24 on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 6:28 pm

MRTT wrote:3. Sonic booms are not permitted over land in the UK


Well, not quite true but unless a QRA (fighter scramble) happens to get permission to go supersonic that day, you won't be hearing one at the show!
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Re: First timer here!

Postby MRTT on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 6:36 pm

Wissam24 wrote:
MRTT wrote:3. Sonic booms are not permitted over land in the UK


Well, not quite true but unless a QRA (fighter scramble) happens to get permission to go supersonic that day, you won't be hearing one at the show!

Yeah, forgot to specify- apologies!
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Re: First timer here!

Postby CJS on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 6:53 pm

MRTT wrote:
Wissam24 wrote:
MRTT wrote:3. Sonic booms are not permitted over land in the UK


Well, not quite true but unless a QRA (fighter scramble) happens to get permission to go supersonic that day, you won't be hearing one at the show!

Yeah, forgot to specify- apologies!


Do they seek permission before or retrospectively? Or does being on a QRA mission in itself give you the permission?
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Re: First timer here!

Postby Wissam24 on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 6:54 pm

Usually they'll be told to by controllers, I believe?
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Re: First timer here!

Postby PeterR on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 7:30 pm

MRTT wrote:1. There is fast food outlets but you are welcome to bring your own food
2. Unless you are in an enclosure than you will need to bring your own chairs
3. Sonic booms are not permitted over land in the UK
4. I would recommend arriving early to avoid most traffic.


What he said! :clap:
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