airsound wrote:Thanks for the comments about the commentary, st24 and others.
First, I have to put up a rather embarrassed hand and cough to cocking up the Nieuport and SE5. Shouldn’t have happened. All I can say is, I hadn’t been told the Nieuport wasn’t there, and I was too far away easily to see the difference. I should have checked with my bins and didn’t! Sorry.
JP colour scheme. It’s not noted in any of the documentation, including the website, which is out of date about sponsorship as well. I’ve had to talk to Neil McCarthy today to ascertain that, as you suggest, it is now in the colours of a solo display aircraft - Andy Offer’s, actually - still from Linton, though.
Vulcan. I wouldn’t have mentioned her, except that the volunteers had brought a medium-sized stand to the show to try and continue getting money to get her back into the air as soon as possible. I did not suggest that she would have been at the show had she been serviceable - merely that she wasn’t available anyway, and that people might want to support her return to the skies by visiting the stand. Not apologising for that one!
Anyway - all comment welcome - seriously! (But thanks DaveBlu!)
Btw, as I said at the end of the day, I thought the new management did a really good job, bearing in mind that it was the first time at Cosford for the whole team, excluding the flying display folks and us.
Arthur Tee wrote:I didn't attend this year - but it's good to see so many positive comments for a change!
I feel compelled to make a suggestion in response to Peter's comprehensive feedback - especially that of his very realistic suggestion of possible Foreign Participation.
Two or three years ago when attending Cosford Air Show meetings - I was in occasional contact with a Lt Col of the Irish Air Corps at Baldonnel.
I suggested to the Cosford committee then that a simple invite could easily attract an AW139, EC135 or even a Cessna 172 (and not even RIAT has attracted one of them yet)! Whilst the Irish are not regular 'airshow attendees' - I was informed by my contact that the chance of a 'half price' land away just across the Irish Sea would almost certainly appeal!
Besides none of these would come even close expense-wise when considering fuel costs and crew accommodation etc. when compared to say a C-160.
Unfortunately - despite doing the hard work of providing the contact details - they couldn't be bothered!
Whilst I am no-longer in a position to provide details of a contact - surely a simple call to Northolt (whose Photo Calls they have attended) would provide a starting point....
Go get e'm Chas!
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