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Pringles wrote:
Luke28 wrote:
Lucasjmet15 wrote:International update tonight, looks like the USAF !! :rock:


Probably the Irish.

[tweet]https://twitter.com/cosfordairshow/status/871750683569029126[/tweet]
Chips, American Football ball and a hot dog? Does seem to suggest USAF, mind you will they want to come if the first and last two are the go-to clues for their nation? :grin:

The chips and hot dog could just indicate the show is near Wolverhampton, first impressions would say it's a healthy city what with 90% of the population wearing track suits.
In all seriousness anything from the USAF would be a bonus but please let it be a B-1 doing a barrel roll :rock:

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Also this is a quote from the RAF Benson flying programme for this week

'one helicopter expected to depart and return to support the RAF Cosford Air Show'

Puma flypast or landing in on the day ?? :dunno:

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The weather looks like it should be nice for the weekend. A lot of low pressure weather this week then some nice high pressure weather for the weekend would be just the ticket!

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Lucasjmet15 wrote:Puma flypast or landing in on the day ?? :dunno:

Last year a Puma was down for a flypast but was retasked at short notice, be nice if they're trying again this year :up:
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Its the B-52!! :yahoo:

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[fb-post]https://www.facebook.com/rafcosfordairshowofficial/photos/a.403200306359458.103082.403139459698876/1582307958448681/?type=3[/fb-post]

Kudos to the organisers for getting it back again this year - fingers crossed for some higher cloud this time around (or preferably none at all!)
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Credit to Preoch and the team. Hope the weather is kinder this year. :clap: :cool:

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Pringles wrote:[fb-post]https://www.facebook.com/rafcosfordairshowofficial/photos/a.403200306359458.103082.403139459698876/1582307958448681/?type=3[/fb-post]


Very nice addition! At least looking at the weather, we'll be able to see it this year. :cool: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Luke28 wrote:Its the B-52!! :yahoo:




Yesssssssssss !! Brilliant !! Well done to Peter and the team !!

Looks like it's going to be an amazing show !! :yahoo: :yahoo:

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A very welcome addition but how long until the inevitable 'can it do more than one flypast otherwise whats the point' posts start :whistle:

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Beauty! :yahoo: :clap:

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Andyperkins wrote:A very welcome addition but how long until the inevitable 'can it do more than one flypast otherwise whats the point' posts start :whistle:



can I at least ask what axis she'll be flying along? :lol:

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Andyperkins wrote:A very welcome addition but how long until the inevitable 'can it do more than one flypast otherwise whats the point' posts start :whistle:

I believe it was down to do 3 passes last year before the weather had its say, 1000ft is the lowest they can go I believe peter said last year.
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Adamwilliams132 wrote:
Andyperkins wrote:A very welcome addition but how long until the inevitable 'can it do more than one flypast otherwise whats the point' posts start :whistle:

I believe it was down to do 3 passes last year before the weather had its say, 1000ft is the lowest they can go I believe peter said last year.
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Would be nice but I wouldn't automatically assume more than a single flypast, if it comes back round consider it a bonus.

Still not sure I will be going this year likely going to leave it until the Saturday night and see what the forecast is then make a decision but if they sell out before then so be it not the end of the world.
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Andyperkins wrote:A very welcome addition but how long until the inevitable 'can it do more than one flypast otherwise whats the point' posts start :whistle:

Unlike the RAF, the USAF are cleared for three passes at various speeds/configurations, if I recall the commentary right from last year when he made the infamous "Well at least you can hear it - this is what you could be seeing" comment :facepalm:
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Does the flightradar 24 app on iPhone work for aircraft attending airshows or is it airlines only?? Was planning on using it. :question:

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Line up in the air and static is looking very good snd varied, The team are due some much needed luck with the weather now!

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JonG96 wrote:Does the flightradar 24 app on iPhone work for aircraft attending airshows or is it airlines only?? Was planning on using it. :question:


Only Voyagers, you'll need ADS-B or planplotter to view military, the B-52's dont show up on them either way as they transit with tgeir transponders off.

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Luke28 wrote:Its the B-52!! :yahoo:



The famous Irish aircraft :grin: :lol: :grin: :wink: :wink:

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Very nice to see the B-52 back on the programme. Very nice indeed. :cool:
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RAF Benson announced a Puma flying in for the day (not sure if its been posted on here already)

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scottspencer wrote:RAF Benson announced a Puma flying in for the day (not sure if its been posted on here already)


Take a look around 5pm...

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Thanks, had a load of posts to catch up on :p

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Lucasjmet15 wrote:
Luke28 wrote:Its the B-52!! :yahoo:



The famous Irish aircraft :grin: :lol: :grin: :wink: :wink:


Be nice to see the USAF PC-9 on static too :lol:

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Good job on the B-52 again. :up:

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