RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Show day*

RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Show day*

Postby Wes_Howes on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 6:23 pm

Well I started my Cosford Airshow weekend today with a somewhat quiet day on the railway platform. Great to see the static international participants arrive among others. Initially I was disappointed (but not surprised) aircraft were arriving on runway 06 but it meant most of the aircraft taxied past.

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ImageIMG_8120 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

2) A nice arrival from this pair
ImageIMG_8181 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8232 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8338 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

5) Oh look, a sticker
ImageIMG_8399 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8438 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8458 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8573 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

9) Oh look, another one
ImageIMG_8597 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8642 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

Part two of the weekend begins tomorrow, very early :sleepy: Thanks for looking, comments and criticism welcome :smile:

Cheers

Wes
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 6:39 pm

The JP and Moth look wonderful.
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018

Postby Wes_Howes on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 7:47 am

Well, I was one of the ones who took a punt on the Saturday morning shoot and I'm rather glad I did. It didn't get off to a great start with gates being locked and overcast conditions but about 6.45am the Sun made it's appearance and all was well :smile: Thanks to the everyone involved in running the event :up:

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ImageIMG_8711 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8739 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8789 by Wes Howes, on Flickr


14)Somebody left some ladders unattended :whistle:
ImageIMG_8816 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8855 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8859 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8879 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8889 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8918 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_8921 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

Off to Shawbury shortly for the rest of the day. Thanks for looking, comments and criticism welcome :smile:

Cheers

Wes
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday morning*

Postby Ewart on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 8:13 am

Hold on it's Saturday morning now!

Speedy editing and posting.
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday morning*

Postby Tommy on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 8:32 am

Both sets looking good, bud!

Best of luck at SHY. :up:
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday morning*

Postby rob68 on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 8:36 am

Ref the laders, they went and put a blue cone on later to stop people going up, wow you got these up quick
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday morning*

Postby Berf on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 10:12 am

Anything waking up at Shawbury ?
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday morning*

Postby SCARECROW 451 on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 10:15 am

Shawbury opened at 11 local, that's normally at least an hour before any planned movements
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday morning*

Postby Berf on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 10:20 am

Thanks still runway sweeping at Cosford
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday morning*

Postby Berf on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 10:29 am

Thanks still runway sweeping at Cosford
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday morning*

Postby The Baron on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 11:11 am

Disappointing to see the Defiant under cover as I was looking forward to seeing it in the open, but understandable given its uniqueness.
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday morning*

Postby Berf on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 11:19 am

If the weather is good some of them may be brought forward but the defiant is least likely due to its weight
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday morning*

Postby st24 on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 11:44 am

Must admit they look a lot better than I'd imagined, but you waited for the sun to come out then shot the Whirlwind on the shaded side??...
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday morning*

Postby Wes_Howes on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 5:57 pm

Right, sorry gentlemen, just got back from Shawbury so I'll answer some questions

Ewart wrote:Hold on it's Saturday morning now!

Speedy editing and posting.

Living in Telford does have a few advantages, not many but a few.

rob68 wrote:Ref the laders, they went and put a blue cone on later to stop people going up, wow you got these up quick

Yeah, I was the last one up them, a few people had gone up before me and I was shouted at to get down :oops:

st24 wrote:Must admit they look a lot better than I'd imagined, but you waited for the sun to come out then shot the Whirlwind on the shaded side??...


Shaded side due to a couple of fire hydrant signs interfering with the lit side, meh, can't have everything.
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday morning*

Postby Wes_Howes on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 6:22 pm

Ok so here are some efforts from Shawbury this afternoon, nice to see the French Herc as I don't recall seeing many.

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ImageIMG_9001 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_9032 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_9068 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_9154 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_9184 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_9192 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_9270 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

I probably won't be so quick to upload show photos :grin: Hope they've provided some enjoyment, thanks for looking, comments and criticism welcome :smile:

Cheers

Wes
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday afternoon*

Postby Tommy on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 9:22 pm

Good effort, mate.

Isn't that one of France's brand-spanking new C-130Js? Veeery rare. May even be the type's first visit to the UK in French colours!
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday afternoon*

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 9:47 pm

Tommy wrote:May even be the type's first visit to the UK in French colours!

It's been to Brize before.

Tail art on the Rafale is nice. :up:
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Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 *updated Saturday afternoon*

Postby Wes_Howes on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 3:53 pm

Well, finally rounding off the weekend with the show day itself and what a great show it was. Well done to all the airshow organisers and volunteers :clap: Weather was great which of course meant difficult for photos but I'm pretty happy with my record of what was the best Cosford Airshow I've attended.

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ImageIMG_9532 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_9573 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_9686 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_9764 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_9841 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_9990 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_0056 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_0130 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_0269 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_0348 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_0352 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_0562 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_0575 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, comments and criticism welcome :smile:

Cheers

Wes
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