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MrBean wrote:
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MrBean wrote:Like I asked a few days ago; is it operating from Cosford or nah?

Also good to see that the phantom addition has finally been confirmed. Or has it?


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Outstanding, Pete and team. :win:

Glad to see the hard work that's taken some years to grow has come to fruition. Long may it continue!

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Whats the catering like at Cosford? Fancy cooking myself some eggs and bacon, just havent got the oil.

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MrBean wrote:Whats the catering like at Cosford? Fancy cooking myself some eggs and bacon, just havent got the oil.



Is this another one of your wild goose chases ? :lol: :question:

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Lucasjmet15 wrote:
MrBean wrote:Whats the catering like at Cosford? Fancy cooking myself some eggs and bacon, just havent got the oil.



Is this another one of your wild goose chases ? :lol: :question:


I'd hardly say a wild goose chase :wink:

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Yes it is...

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Or are you expecting an oil response?

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borismorris wrote:Or are you expecting an oil response?



B727 display would be another great addition ! :heyhey:

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[tweet]https://twitter.com/PeterReoch/status/862007975371735040[/tweet]

Interestingly enough, Peter spoke with me at the press-launch, and mentioned that the small FlyFano team that attended the show in 2015 started a relationship between those members (who are now quite senior in the Italian Air Force) and the show.

http://www.airshows.co.uk/features/2017 ... ss-launch/

What might seem like a boring civvi team on static could have greater longer-term significance under the surface.Take, for instance, the Cypriots sending a ground delegation this year with a view to aircraft participation next year.

These relationships obviously take some time to build, and it's great to see the Airshow working towards that. :up:

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Nice update :biggrin:
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Just reading through the posts on this forum. I just want to say how proud I am of the RAF for their fantastic contribution to the forthcoming show. Seeing the skill and professionalism of the Red Arrows in flight is worth the ticket price alone in my opinion, yet alone the BBMF and Typhoon. I will always be loyal to the Cosford Airshow – it is a brilliant family day. People should be proud of the contribution the RAF is making – they are stretched operationally more than any other point in their history are they not? And for that reason I think the contribution the British Armed Service is making is significant and something we should all be grateful of. Of course we all like fast jets with reheat – and the Typhoon and Tornado should satisfy this (if not – go to RIAT). My message to the organisation team is well done and keep up the good work – it is much appreciated. (I am hoping for Osprey and Mirage 2000).

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fastjet001 wrote:I just want to say how proud I am of the RAF for their fantastic contribution to the forthcoming show.

:tumbleweed: You're not serious are you?.. :tumbleweed:
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Pringles wrote:
fastjet001 wrote:I just want to say how proud I am of the RAF for their fantastic contribution to the forthcoming show.

:tumbleweed: You're not serious are you?.. :tumbleweed:



Here we go again, knew it wouldn't be long ! :wall: :wall:

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Pringles wrote:
fastjet001 wrote:I just want to say how proud I am of the RAF for their fantastic contribution to the forthcoming show.

:tumbleweed: You're not serious are you?.. :tumbleweed:

I see no reason why not. Cosford has every display team the RAF has, as well as five other units' aircraft on static display; not including 1 SoTT's assets. Hard to think of anywhere else that the RAF is supporting in a bigger way, whilst remembering the restrictions in terms of static aircraft that Cosford works to.

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Also any news on the skyraider and Lancaster participation as they are both still being worked on as far as I'm aware ?

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Hampshire Aviation wrote:Cosford has every display team the RAF has, as well as five other units' aircraft on static display; not including 1 SoTT's assets.

And there is still more to announce... :heyhey:

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PeterR wrote:
Hampshire Aviation wrote:Cosford has every display team the RAF has, as well as five other units' aircraft on static display; not including 1 SoTT's assets.

And there is still more to announce... :heyhey:




Ooh just waiting for mr bean to announce what it is :lol: :lol:

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Hampshire Aviation wrote:
Pringles wrote:
fastjet001 wrote:I just want to say how proud I am of the RAF for their fantastic contribution to the forthcoming show.

:tumbleweed: You're not serious are you?.. :tumbleweed:

I see no reason why not. Cosford has every display team the RAF has, as well as five other units' aircraft on static display; not including 1 SoTT's assets. Hard to think of anywhere else that the RAF is supporting in a bigger way, whilst remembering the restrictions in terms of static aircraft that Cosford works to.

Cosford is the RAF's only official airshow, and as such you would think you would be able to draw similarities with the European 'Air Force Days'. Compare the RAF's contribution with the Dutch support for their only official air show last year, with an example of almost every type in their inventory, a mass airfield attack by 7 F16s and 2 F35s, several role demos and numerous special flypasts. A large proportion of the RNLAF's fleet was flying or static (granted the situation for static is different for Cosford) Really I'd argue that in comparison with smaller air forces, the RAF doesn't hold up as well

Take for example, the OP's original statement:
People should be proud of the contribution the RAF is making – they are stretched operationally more than any other point in their history are they not?

And compare with, say, the number of fast jets flying compared with the number available (the Dutch fleet is much smaller and arguably stretched further than the RAF) 7/61 F16s at Leeuwarden is 11.4%, whereas the RAF has something like 126 Typhoons, one of which will be displaying (0.79%) I could do more maths but I've got better things to be doing :cuppa:
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Lucasjmet15 wrote:
PeterR wrote:
Hampshire Aviation wrote:Cosford has every display team the RAF has, as well as five other units' aircraft on static display; not including 1 SoTT's assets.

And there is still more to announce... :heyhey:




Ooh just waiting for mr bean to announce what it is :lol: :lol:


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PeterR wrote:
Hampshire Aviation wrote:Cosford has every display team the RAF has, as well as five other units' aircraft on static display; not including 1 SoTT's assets.

And there is still more to announce... :heyhey:



Please can we have a hint or two Peter ?
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I wonder if 'the few', surviving Bomber Command veterans - in fact any surviving RAF veterans from World War 2 - might disagree with the claim that the RAF is currently more stretched operationally "than at any other time in their history"?

A quite bizarre statement.
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Pringles wrote:
Hampshire Aviation wrote:
Pringles wrote:
fastjet001 wrote:I just want to say how proud I am of the RAF for their fantastic contribution to the forthcoming show.

:tumbleweed: You're not serious are you?.. :tumbleweed:

I see no reason why not. Cosford has every display team the RAF has, as well as five other units' aircraft on static display; not including 1 SoTT's assets. Hard to think of anywhere else that the RAF is supporting in a bigger way, whilst remembering the restrictions in terms of static aircraft that Cosford works to.

Cosford is the RAF's only official airshow, and as such you would think you would be able to draw similarities with the European 'Air Force Days'. Compare the RAF's contribution with the Dutch support for their only official air show last year, with an example of almost every type in their inventory, a mass airfield attack by 7 F16s and 2 F35s, several role demos and numerous special flypasts. A large proportion of the RNLAF's fleet was flying or static (granted the situation for static is different for Cosford) Really I'd argue that in comparison with smaller air forces, the RAF doesn't hold up as well

Take for example, the OP's original statement:
People should be proud of the contribution the RAF is making – they are stretched operationally more than any other point in their history are they not?

And compare with, say, the number of fast jets flying compared with the number available (the Dutch fleet is much smaller and arguably stretched further than the RAF) 7/61 F16s at Leeuwarden is 11.4%, whereas the RAF has something like 126 Typhoons, one of which will be displaying (0.79%) I could do more maths but I've got better things to be doing :cuppa:


Can you please argue how the Dutch fleet is stretched more then the RAF please? Before you answer, have a hard think about the answer.

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borismorris wrote:
Lucasjmet15 wrote:
PeterR wrote:
Hampshire Aviation wrote:Cosford has every display team the RAF has, as well as five other units' aircraft on static display; not including 1 SoTT's assets.

And there is still more to announce... :heyhey:




Ooh just waiting for mr bean to announce what it is :lol: :lol:


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Ian G wrote:
borismorris wrote:
Lucasjmet15 wrote:
PeterR wrote:
Hampshire Aviation wrote:Cosford has every display team the RAF has, as well as five other units' aircraft on static display; not including 1 SoTT's assets.

And there is still more to announce... :heyhey:




Ooh just waiting for mr bean to announce what it is :lol: :lol:


:lol:

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That's awful . . . I'd do a runner if I were you


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