Shyft87 wrote:For example, while yes they're static; Cosford will be displaying Jags and Harriers... what other shows can boast this?
As much as I appreciate them, they're there every year, and now they won't be taxiing any more. Personally it's the museum stuff they drag out that is more interesting, but this has been hit and miss with poor positioning blighting last year's lot in particular. This year, I'd say I'm only looking forward to the EAP (which if I recall correctly is to be parked in a fairly clutter-free spot) as the Hurricane is not particularly unique on static, nor is the Harrier GR9 given the number of other Harriers also on show as part of the engineering school's collection. I realise the team are limited by logistics as to what they can get out of the museum, but it would be nice if some of the aircraft more unique to the Cosford Museum could be prioritized in future (as they seem to have been in the past).
While I'm on the static, personally I'm not too inspired by it. Yes it's nice to see lots of RAF stuff but a lot of them are fairly dull; it's just a shame the Belgians had to cancel their NH-90, as just like last year's Alouette that could have been the star of the static. The visiting civilians yes fit the themes, but are also fairly dull (the Bird Dogs don't seem worthy of the hype personally...) The only civvie visiting that I'm vaguely interested in is the O-2 Skymaster as it's unique and got character (shame it can't join in with the finale).
Finally, have we had any indication as to which of the finale acts are or aren't also flying individual displays throughout the day, as the website isn't clear? I assume most are flying in both?