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D200 wrote: We have not yet declared a full hand regarding our anticipated flying program


Hopefully this week? The show will soon be with us!

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alpha586 wrote:The static list currently contains two sea harriers is this correct? Cracking job if so


Just the one Sea Harrier. The line-up will contain 1x Kestrel, 1x Harrier GR3, 1x Sea Harrier FA2 and 1x Harrier GR9. We could hopefully turn that into 2x Harrier GR9 with continued RAFM support.

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PeterR wrote:
alpha586 wrote:The static list currently contains two sea harriers is this correct? Cracking job if so


Just the one Sea Harrier. The line-up will contain 1x Kestrel, 1x Harrier GR3, 1x Sea Harrier FA2 and 1x Harrier GR9. We could hopefully turn that into 2x Harrier GR9 with continued RAFM support.

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Are the Aerostars attending again this year? Haven't seen them mentioned unless I've missed it.
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http://www.cosfordairshow.co.uk/intheair.html

Link to the list - often updated :smile:

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Brilliant, I was at work when asking and posting here was easier! Cheers Chas :smile:
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1 month!

Still no sign of a German Mig-29... :ninja:

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There are rumours of a USAF deployment to Fairford for a Baltops Exercise involving B-52's starting on June 9th....... i wonder????

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Love the speculation going on here!

Until it's announced I'm keeping all options open!

However, Ramex Delta seem to be free that weekend, are they not!!? :ninja:

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Well, I was over at the museum today and overheard someone talking about a 3 x CV-22 deployment to Cosford on the 8th and a contingent of Czech participation with Gripen and Hind. :ninja:

Excellent speculation, mind you - reminds me of going to shows of old and not knowing what to expect. :biggrin:

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One thing for certain is that Chas has probably spluttered on his tea and biscuits after reading the last few posts! :smile:

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Whilst we dont go public on participants until confirmed 100% and equally keep to ourselves the work we have done with unsucessfull outcomes; I will make an exception this once. Ramex Delta were in the frame for quite some time, emails exchanged, and their needs were all met but they were pulled by the French Military / Govt. This is a good example of why we will not declare the unknown asset until we are absolutely certain. It could be as late as the beginning of June that you know with an airshow that is just four weeks away. For certain, we are not playing games. The Press Release is written and we have the frustration of parking it for the time being.

The static list will include:

AAC Defender
RAF King Air
Civil Auster G-ASTI
Mil Auster
Stearman
Vigilant
Venture
Jet Provost
Bulldog
Chipmunk x2 including the 'Royal Chipmunk'
CR100 aerobatic
Kestrel
Harrier GR3
Harrier GR9
Sea Harrier FA2
Jaguar for which I have a long recce pod. Spotty will be on static display.
Tornado for which I have the prototype Raptor pod.

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Crikies! I was nearly right then along with RJC in an earlier post for even suggesting the "unthinkable"!

Thanks for the update, it's obvious that you're trying for the very best Chas, and it is very much appreciated. :smile:

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It's a shame that the Ramex Delta can't come but clearly something special is being lined up and I cant wait to find out what you have got for the display. I can just see the speculation getting more and more intense until you announce the item in question and on that note I have been looking at the Swedish historic flight website tonight and can see there not down to display anywhere on the 8th of June lol
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Well, if the Ramex Delta were in the line-up but have now been replaced, I'm quite excited as to hear what... clearly all the stops are being put out on this years show, I can't wait! Nice one to Chas and the team.. :clap:
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It's great to hear how real A list items are being sought and hats off to the team for trying so hard. The only downside to this revelation is that I am mortified to to find out how close I got to seeing Ramex Delta. I've never seen them and suspect I never will. Absolutely gutted :sad:

Anyway, best of luck with with your remaining targets. And I'll be there regardless. Harriers and Jags :drool:

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Bought my ticket today, I hope I'm not working the saturday!
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Tickets booked, looks like an awesome line up this year! :yahoo:

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Got my ticket a couple of days ago, I usually pay on the day but after last year thought it would be best to get it now :lol:

Looking forward to the show now with whats already been added but this 'enthusiasts item' is intriguing and exciting me in equal measures :shock:

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Probably nothing, but I have heard an RAF pilot mention a C-5 Galaxy. Probably got mixed up with a c17 but wasn't sure...

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CameronSys wrote:Probably nothing, but I have heard an RAF pilot mention a C-5 Galaxy. Probably got mixed up with a c17 but wasn't sure...



Were in real trouble if an RAF pilot doesn't know the difference between a C-5 and C-17 :lol:

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I'm getting very tempted to buy a ticket for this now.
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What's the show like for traffic at the end? I've got to be in Manchester by 7:30pm on Sunday - is traffic OK at around 5pm? I've never done Cosford before. Thanks in anticipation.

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Beeza wrote:What's the show like for traffic at the end? I've got to be in Manchester by 7:30pm on Sunday - is traffic OK at around 5pm? I've never done Cosford before. Thanks in anticipation.



you might be better off checking train times then: park at telford, train in, train out, head off from there.


I've never had trouble getting into the show, but getting out can be tricky.

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I left when the Red Arrows started last year and got out fine, think 2 more displays were after that?
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