RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Forum for information about the annual show at RAF Cosford
Post Reply
User avatar
Wes_Howes
Posts: 3801
Joined: Wed 03 Sep 2008, 7:39 am
Contact:

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Wes_Howes »

I think Chris is probably right, the emoji of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Wing) and the baseball (Madhatters?) hint at LN based aircraft, not sure what the hamburger represents though?
Last edited by Wes_Howes on Wed 07 Jun 2017, 8:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Pringles
Posts: 1742
Joined: Fri 25 Apr 2014, 11:15 am

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Pringles »

harkins wrote:Having looked at the Facebook page, I see someone is saying that the Reds and the Typhoon have deemed it unsafe to dispaly over the airfield and will display to the west. Is that true in any way?

Where have you been?! You obviously missed this official statement also on the Facebook page?
[fb-post]https://www.facebook.com/rafcosfordairshowofficial/posts/1578137688865708[/fb-post]
If life gives you melons then you're probably dyslexic

User avatar
alpha586
Posts: 376
Joined: Fri 01 Apr 2011, 8:57 pm
Location: Wolverhampton

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by alpha586 »

I guess it depends on whether or not there is a B1 in the UK at the moment for ex Sabre Strike. If there is a fly past remains a possibility if not I would agree either the osprey or F15. Excellent work whatever it is!
Lo que volará volará whatever will fly will fly!!

User avatar
capercaillie
Posts: 8047
Joined: Mon 01 Sep 2008, 3:04 pm
Location: Leominster

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by capercaillie »

alpha586 wrote:I guess it depends on whether or not there is a B1 in the UK at the moment for ex Sabre Strike. If there is a fly past remains a possibility if not I would agree either the osprey or F-15. Excellent work whatever it is!


Two due into Fairford this morning according to other threads. :smile:
"The surrogate voice of st24"

scottspencer
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue 16 May 2017, 10:31 am

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by scottspencer »

B-1B Flypast!

User avatar
Pringles
Posts: 1742
Joined: Fri 25 Apr 2014, 11:15 am

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Pringles »

[fb-post]https://www.facebook.com/rafcosfordairshowofficial/posts/1584563101556500:0[/fb-post]
:clap: Two excellent flypasts added this week, a very impressive turnaround after last week's setback
If life gives you melons then you're probably dyslexic

Kieran19
Posts: 54
Joined: Fri 05 Jun 2015, 6:40 pm

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Kieran19 »

Fantastic update! Well done Peter and Co. Please let it be a couple of flypast's and have one with full afterburner! :yahoo: :biggrin:

User avatar
Ledhead27
UKAR Staff
Posts: 2157
Joined: Tue 20 Dec 2011, 6:49 pm
Location: Edinburgh (and occasionally at 25,000ft

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Ledhead27 »

Now that's pretty damn special to boast of TWO USAF bomber flypasts, good work by Pete and co!
"FuelMan, SpamCan, NoPlan, CivviMan, DroneMan Dan"

UKAR Party Plane Captain

4 out of 5 baguettes

Dwadwood

Timc
Posts: 1320
Joined: Sat 13 Sep 2008, 6:32 pm
Location: Somewhere very close to Cosford!
Contact:

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Timc »

Excellent addition, well done to all concerned!

Flare Path
Posts: 3058
Joined: Wed 07 Dec 2011, 8:53 pm

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Flare Path »

Incredible - a historic moment for Cosford!

User avatar
Wes_Howes
Posts: 3801
Joined: Wed 03 Sep 2008, 7:39 am
Contact:

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Wes_Howes »

Cue the weather forecast turning for the worst :grin: A great addition, well done Peter and team :clap:

User avatar
capercaillie
Posts: 8047
Joined: Mon 01 Sep 2008, 3:04 pm
Location: Leominster

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by capercaillie »

Flare Path wrote:Incredible - a historic moment for Cosford!


Yes, just like WWI and WWII the Americans coming in at the last minute to save the Brits asses yet again. :king:
"The surrogate voice of st24"

User avatar
harkins
Posts: 1091
Joined: Tue 11 Jun 2013, 9:17 pm
Location: Stockport

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by harkins »

Pringles wrote:
harkins wrote:Having looked at the Facebook page, I see someone is saying that the Reds and the Typhoon have deemed it unsafe to dispaly over the airfield and will display to the west. Is that true in any way?

Where have you been?! You obviously missed this official statement also on the Facebook page?


Oh right, yes I dip in and out really so I totally missed that. That's not great is it. But having seen the somewhat redacted RAF air show review posted on here recently, it does seem that the RAF are pretty keen to get out of the air display business. Just reluctantly sticking with RIAT as at least there someone else does all the hard work for them. It didn't really look good for Cosford in the future. Housing looks like the future there.

The USAF seem to make more effort than the RAF do nowadays. Fair play to them (and Peter's team of course) getting two aircraft to appear. I wonder if they'll be part of excercise missions, or part of a larger airshow tour or simply launch, flypast and recover? Could be pretty busy at Fairford on Sunday if word spreads of take-offs and landings by each type in an afternoon.
Last edited by harkins on Wed 07 Jun 2017, 9:32 am, edited 1 time in total.

Andyperkins
Posts: 1028
Joined: Sun 03 Jul 2011, 11:17 am

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Andyperkins »

I said it in jest but wow great work by the team certainly makes up for any possible disappointment caused by the Reds and Typhoon changes.

B_Tank88
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon 13 Jun 2016, 9:25 am

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by B_Tank88 »

WOW THAT'S AMAZING.

User avatar
stevebrodie
Posts: 654
Joined: Tue 02 Jun 2009, 9:11 am

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by stevebrodie »

"...... The Royal Air Force has concluded that the nature of the display sequences of both assets combined with restrictions on their Public Display Authorisations, requires their respective displays to be shifted to a new axis. The change in display axis for these two display items will enable them to both perform their full displays to the west of the airfield....... "

How far to the west though ??, remember years and years ago at Mildenhall a display team took off and started their display at Lakenheath !! :yahoo:
Viper: Good morning, gentlemen, the temperature is 110 degrees

User avatar
Pringles
Posts: 1742
Joined: Fri 25 Apr 2014, 11:15 am

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Pringles »

stevebrodie wrote:"...... The Royal Air Force has concluded that the nature of the display sequences of both assets combined with restrictions on their Public Display Authorisations, requires their respective displays to be shifted to a new axis. The change in display axis for these two display items will enable them to both perform their full displays to the west of the airfield....... "

:roll:
From the Q+A session on Monday:
Where is the new axis?
"Broadly: centered just west of the western end of the runway... to the right of where the other acts will be flying. The display line will roughly follow the A464 road... We are closing that road for the duration of those displays, including the 17 tributary roads. The axis are rotated to 291 and 111 degrees.

Separation distance from crowd centre will increase by about 500% by mine and others' estimates
If life gives you melons then you're probably dyslexic

B_Tank88
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon 13 Jun 2016, 9:25 am

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by B_Tank88 »

Andyperkins wrote:I said it in jest but wow great work by the team certainly makes up for any possible disappointment caused by the Reds and Typhoon changes.


What Typhoon and Reds? I guess I've already forgot about them.

scottspencer
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue 16 May 2017, 10:31 am

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by scottspencer »

Still French with discussions ongoing....

Shyft87
Posts: 196
Joined: Fri 11 Apr 2014, 7:27 pm
Location: wrexham

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Shyft87 »

scottspencer wrote:Still French with discussions ongoing....



this is the one i'm optomistic about... with FULL credit to the team, I love the flypasts, but i'm feeling a little greedy; just one more display would top the show for me :smile:

User avatar
Cole
Posts: 566
Joined: Sat 09 Apr 2016, 2:43 pm
Location: Dudley, West Midlands

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Cole »

Great Update :yahoo: :smile: :rock:
Canon 750D & Sigma 150-600 C
Dudley, West Midlands

Shows I'm Attending in 2020:

Well Um.. :rofl:

Flare Path
Posts: 3058
Joined: Wed 07 Dec 2011, 8:53 pm

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Flare Path »

PeterR wrote:
Flare Path wrote:Interesting to note the Swiss PC-7 display team will (also) be operating from RAF Shawbury, and not Cosford - I thought they would be OK using Cosford, but perhaps not.


Are they? :question: News to me......


Pleased to hear otherwise, if that is the case. I'd picked the information up through a 3rd party - apologies for the erroneous information.

User avatar
Russ
Posts: 5592
Joined: Wed 23 Jul 2008, 6:51 am
Location: UK

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by Russ »

B-1. Blimey Preoch you and the team have exceeded yourselves. Bravo. :clap: :cool: :drool: :up:

G for George
Posts: 114
Joined: Fri 03 Apr 2015, 7:38 pm

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by G for George »

Brilliant news, especially as I can only make RIAT on the Friday and Saturday. I'll get to see the US heavies in the air and on the ground!

User avatar
capercaillie
Posts: 8047
Joined: Mon 01 Sep 2008, 3:04 pm
Location: Leominster

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Post by capercaillie »

I wish they'd make a better educated guess about the weather than they're doing at the moment. An hour ago it was sunny spells with a few light showers in the afternoon, reasonably decent I thought, now its just cloudy with no sun all day, so good for the masses but not so good for piccies. I know the weather's a bit all over the place at the moment, and its changing every hour or so but :hypno: :dizzy: :facepalm: :grin:
"The surrogate voice of st24"

Post Reply