Welcome to the commercial side of air show management:RED DEVILS BELGIUM
I am authorised to confirm that the Belgian Air Force aerobatic team the Red Devils will appear at RAF Cosford in 2014 and that a Press Release reflecting this will be released in the coming days. We had been asked by the team not to release this information until after their own press day which took place last week. They have now authorised release by ourselves; yet we were obliged thus far to keep it confidential until such time as our own air show director received an email. That email has now arrived.
As discussed by others on this thread, the Red Devils sequence is perfectly suited to the confines of Cosford airfield and we very much look forward to this welcome international participation. They will operate from Cosford airfield for the weekend of this years air show. The Belgian military have been stalwart supporters of Cosford in recent years (A109 display) and we appreciate very much their continued support. We have not yet declared a full hand regarding our anticipated flying program and remain restricted about what we are able to discuss.Harrier Flightline:- 50th Anniversary of Kestrels first-flight
I understand that the RAF Museum are bringing recently restored Kestrel out to join the Harrier flightline and the Sea Harrier is now at Cosford and reported by our Harrier Crew Chief to be in First Class condition ready to be armed and displayed with the GR3 and GR9. If the RAFM GR9 comes out to play, we have the option of an Afghanistan roled GR9 and a Maritime Strike (Carrier-borne) roled GR9 which will be a full house. The Sea Harrier is the first of the new build FA2 batch (as opposed to a converted FA1) and a very welcome addition t o this years static displays. The UBAS flightline will host the Harrier family, positioned in such a way as to optimise the photographic potential of the marque.