RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby davidjones533 on Thu 19 Oct 2017, 12:18 pm

Wrexham Mackem wrote:Reading the brief on the website, this is a very interesting concept, and different; different to a typical Cosford and to anything else for that matter. I'll be looking forward to it, although I confess my initial thoughts are how am I going to do justice to both ground and air in a single day, when its all going on together. Nice problem to have I suppose.

Good luck to the team with all the build-up brings :smile:


The chance to see the Defiant in daylight, rather than the dark rooms of the RAF Museum, is almost worth the ticket price alone. If they can get a lot of other rarities and museum pieces out into the sunshine (optimism there), then for me the flying could quite possibly become secondary.
User avatar
davidjones533

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby capercaillie on Thu 19 Oct 2017, 12:21 pm

Who created the page on the website that believes the Wessex retired in 1985? :snack:
"The surrogate voice of st24"
User avatar
capercaillie

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby Mooshie1956 on Thu 19 Oct 2017, 2:06 pm

From the website:
Private Enclosures

Would your company prefer a bespoke hospitality package? Tell us what you want and we can make it happen as we create a bespoke solution tailored to your individual requirements. Are you organising a reunion or special family occasion? Let us know what you would like to make the day really special and we can create a package to suit.



Would a UKAR enclosure be viable?. with so much going on it would give us a chance to look around at the statics then not have to worry about about trying to get near the front when the flying starts.
My Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/mooshie1956/
Panny G80 12-60 Lens
Panny 100-300 Lens
Olympus 60 Macro Lens
User avatar
Mooshie1956

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby PirateTrickster on Fri 20 Oct 2017, 12:55 pm

Wow, as someone has already remarked - how do we fit all this into a day?! This year the flying display started 1130 and I only just got around the static and in position for the start of the flying.
PirateTrickster

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby Tommy on Sat 21 Oct 2017, 4:40 pm

Mooshie1956 wrote:From the website:
Private Enclosures

Would your company prefer a bespoke hospitality package? Tell us what you want and we can make it happen as we create a bespoke solution tailored to your individual requirements. Are you organising a reunion or special family occasion? Let us know what you would like to make the day really special and we can create a package to suit.



Would a UKAR enclosure be viable?. with so much going on it would give us a chance to look around at the statics then not have to worry about about trying to get near the front when the flying starts.


We could look into it? Some of the "old guard" (term used v. respectfully, I hasten to add) might be able to correct me, but UKAR used to have a small tent/enclosure at Kemble some moons ago which was pretty successful.

As always, cost is the principle issue (& attendance on the day, obviously!)
User avatar
Tommy
UKAR Staff

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby rdchawk on Sat 21 Oct 2017, 9:34 pm

Tommy wrote:
Mooshie1956 wrote:From the website:
Private Enclosures

Would your company prefer a bespoke hospitality package? Tell us what you want and we can make it happen as we create a bespoke solution tailored to your individual requirements. Are you organising a reunion or special family occasion? Let us know what you would like to make the day really special and we can create a package to suit.



Would a UKAR enclosure be viable?. with so much going on it would give us a chance to look around at the statics then not have to worry about about trying to get near the front when the flying starts.


We could look into it? Some of the "old guard" (term used v. respectfully, I hasten to add) might be able to correct me, but UKAR used to have a small tent/enclosure at Kemble some moons ago which was pretty successful.

As always, cost is the principle issue (& attendance on the day, obviously!)


The UKAR enclosure had a good few successful years at Kemble, run by Paul (big cheese) and his lovely wife Bibi. Think it was sold out every year it happened.
Known as Red 13,
Proud member of the Silverstone Marshalling Team
User avatar
rdchawk

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby jasonT1981 on Sun 22 Oct 2017, 8:51 pm

According to twitter there will be more RAF 100th static announcements this coming week.

User avatar
jasonT1981

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby 138EAW on Sun 22 Oct 2017, 11:18 pm

boff180 wrote:If the Lightning Force HQ twitter account is still correct (stated 12/3/2016) the exact arrival date is 1st June 2018.

Andy


Being pedantic :grin: 810 day's from the 12th March 2016 would be 31st May 2018 :smile: There are /were posted up on the around Marham with 31st May 2018 stated for the arrival during visits I've had to the station. Lot's of time still for delays yet :grin:

207(R) Sqn have tweeted COM(Air) DE&S stating they will be arriving 30th July 2019
Gary

RAF Tornados left in service =39
GR4 =32, GR4A =1, GR4(T) =6

Fighter Control Administrator
User avatar
138EAW

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby Lucasjmet15 on Wed 25 Oct 2017, 6:59 pm

Hopefully XV582 will be on static as it arrived at Cosford this evening, brilliant aircraft ! :love:
Lucasjmet15

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby Adamwilliams132 on Wed 25 Oct 2017, 8:31 pm

Just picking bits out of there post on twitter and the official website. It looks like there's a Meteor, DC-3 and the Hawker Cygnet all coming out of the museum for static or the DC-3 from elsewhere.
Adamwilliams132

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby Shyft87 on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 7:38 am

Adamwilliams132 wrote:Just picking bits out of there post on twitter and the official website. It looks like there's a Meteor, DC-3 and the Hawker Cygnet all coming out of the museum for static or the DC-3 from elsewhere.



I'm fairly sure the Dakota would have to come from elsewhere!... I'll check Saturday, but last I saw it was still hanging from the cold war museum ceiling :lol:
Shyft87

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby Adamwilliams132 on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 9:58 am

Shyft87 wrote:
Adamwilliams132 wrote:Just picking bits out of there post on twitter and the official website. It looks like there's a Meteor, DC-3 and the Hawker Cygnet all coming out of the museum for static or the DC-3 from elsewhere.



I'm fairly sure the Dakota would have to come from elsewhere!... I'll check Saturday, but last I saw it was still hanging from the cold war museum ceiling :lol:


I did think that myself not long after I wrote the post. Don't think anything will come out of the Cold War hangar as it's just to big of a job to get anything out of there.
Adamwilliams132

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby st24 on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 10:55 am

Just imagine the static they could have if they hadn't consigned them all to their doom in the cold war museum... :sad:
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
User avatar
st24

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby jasonT1981 on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 11:03 am

Lucasjmet15 wrote:Hopefully XV582 will be on static as it arrived at Cosford this evening, brilliant aircraft ! :love:



Confirmed today :)

From their facebook

Today an F-4 Phantom, known as ‘Black Mike’, was delivered by road to the airfield, becoming the first aircraft to arrive for our special RAF100 ground displays at the Air Show on Sunday 10th June 2018!


User avatar
jasonT1981

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby Paul_Reflex on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 11:26 am

st24 wrote:Just imagine the static they could have if they hadn't consigned them all to their doom in the cold war museum... :sad:


What on earth are you talking about. The cold war museum is excellent and is a perfectly appropriate venue for preserving these airframes. I don't think it's right to judge a museum by the ease of removing exhibits for display at other events.
User avatar
Paul_Reflex

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby Mooshie1956 on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 12:01 pm

Out of curiosity does anyone know how far along the Wellington restoration is, that is the one they have in the conservation area?.
My Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/mooshie1956/
Panny G80 12-60 Lens
Panny 100-300 Lens
Olympus 60 Macro Lens
User avatar
Mooshie1956

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby Adamwilliams132 on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 12:28 pm

st24 wrote:Just imagine the static they could have if they hadn't consigned them all to their doom in the cold war museum... :sad:


Imagine if they hadn't chopped up the Vulcan B1 or got rid of some rare airframes from the BA collection. Personally I've always wanted to see the Lincoln outside as it was the aircraft my grandad worked on during his time in the RAF. It gets overlooked every time but was the Lancasters successor. He also worked on Washingtons as a "professional sweeper upper and tea boy". There's a few absolute gems in that museum that need to see the light of day and a few stored on site that also need to come back out.
Adamwilliams132


Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby AMB on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 10:18 pm

This is the 100th Anniversary of the RAF - they have the potential to pulll outside a lot of the museum aircraft and line-them up in chronological order. They really need to seize this opportunity and even make them available for a nightshoot perhaps?
Adrian
User avatar
AMB

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 11:30 pm

AMB wrote:This is the 100th Anniversary of the RAF - they have the potential to pulll outside a lot of the museum aircraft and line-them up in chronological order. They really need to seize this opportunity and even make them available for a nightshoot perhaps?


Now... i like that idea :tongue:
Uniden UBC125XLT

The Jacket kid

Sorry Goose, but its time to Buzz the tower...

Dudley, West Midlands
User avatar
ColeTheDemolisher

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby Tommy on Fri 27 Oct 2017, 8:42 am

Think it's been stated a couple of times that a nightshoot at Cosford wouldn't really work because it doesn't get dark until very late in the evening - and is a lot to ask of an already exhausted volunteer team, amongst other issues.
User avatar
Tommy
UKAR Staff

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby RAF Cosford Air Show on Fri 27 Oct 2017, 9:28 am

AMB wrote:This is the 100th Anniversary of the RAF - they have the potential to pulll outside a lot of the museum aircraft and line-them up in chronological order.

If you read our RAF100 Vision, which is available on our website, you will know that this is exactly what we intend to do! And for aircraft which are not available to be pulled out from the RAF Museum, we will be road-moving a number of airframes to the site especially for the Air Show, with "Black Mike" being the first of these moves. More aircraft will be announced, and moved, in the coming months...

RAF Cosford Air Show wrote:Our mission for the Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show 2018 is to create the most spectacular and interactive Air Show tribute to the Royal Air Force's centenary. Headlining the RAF100 celebrations at RAF Cosford will be a unique ground display involving 100 aircraft (representing 100 years), showcasing the history of the Royal Air Force in chronological order across the airfield site. The display will be arranged in four zones, each covering key events of the past century. This will enable visitors to walk the site and journey through the history of the Royal Air Force, and aviation as a whole. Returning visitors will recognise elements of our highly popular 'Vintage Villages' represented in each zone, where visitors will be immersed in the period's history.
User avatar
RAF Cosford Air Show

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby st24 on Fri 27 Oct 2017, 12:52 pm

Tommy wrote:Think it's been stated a couple of times that a nightshoot at Cosford wouldn't really work because it doesn't get dark until very late in the evening - and is a lot to ask of an already exhausted volunteer team, amongst other issues.

So a "spotters type day" on the Saturday is needed. Sign me up to volunteer to help.. :smile:
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
User avatar
st24

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Fri 27 Oct 2017, 1:02 pm

seconded, that would be perfectly suited to the occasion.
its time to kick the tyres and light the fires

https://www.flickr.com/photos/151934326@N08/albums
User avatar
Wrexham Mackem
UKAR Staff

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Postby Tommy on Fri 27 Oct 2017, 1:51 pm

st24 wrote:
Tommy wrote:Think it's been stated a couple of times that a nightshoot at Cosford wouldn't really work because it doesn't get dark until very late in the evening - and is a lot to ask of an already exhausted volunteer team, amongst other issues.

So a "spotters type day" on the Saturday is needed. Sign me up to volunteer to help.. :smile:


Thirded by me. I've oft thought that Cosford, if not a two day event, should at least do something public on the Saturday.
User avatar
Tommy
UKAR Staff

PreviousNext

Return to RAF Cosford Air Show

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests