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The website has been updated! :yahoo:

Confirming that the Cosford 2018 show will be held on Sunday 10th June.

Roll on participants... :yahoo: :love:

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Participants as of 3/6/18:

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Supermarine Spitfire PRXI - Hangar 11
Bristol Blenheim I - ARCo
BAC Jet Provost T5 - Jet Aerobatics
Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a - Great War Display Team
Avro 504 - Great War Display Team
Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2c - Great War Display Team
Westland Gazelle HT2 - Gazelle Squadron
Westland Gazelle HT3 - Gazelle Squadron
DH Chipmunk - Private Owner
Westland Whirlwind HAR10 - Historic Helicopters / LiftWest
Bristol 171 Sycamore - The Flying Bulls
Bölkow Bo-105 -The Flying Bulls
Belgian A109 - Belgian Air Force
Hawker Hurricane I - Air Leasing Ltd
Supermarine Spitfire I - IWM Duxford / ARCo
Hawker Fury I - Historic Aircraft Collection
Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum - Polish Air Force
RAF Red Arrows - Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team
RAF Falcons - Royal Air Force Parachute Display Team
Boeing Chinook HC6 - RAF Chinook Display Team / 27 Squadron
Eurofighter Typhoon - RAF Typhoon Display Team / 29 Squadron
Grob Tutor T1 - RAF Tutor Display Team
Avro Lancaster I - RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Douglas C-47 Dakota - RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Hawker Hurricane IIc -RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Supermarine Spitfire IX - RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Grob Tutor T1 - University of Birmingham Air Squadron
Grob Prefect T1 - 57 Squadron
Dassault Rafale C - French Air Force
Avro Anson C19 - BAE Systems Heritage Flight
Percival Pembroke C1 - Private Owner
Boeing 757-2K2 - Royal New Zealand Air Force
F-16AM Fighting Falcon - Belgian Air Force
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth (x9) - Tiger 9 Display Team
Shorts Tucano T1 - 72 Squadron

Static (F) - Flying in
Boulton Paul Defiant I - RAF Museum
Hawker Siddley Harrier GR3 - RAF Museum
Jaguar GR1 - RAF Cosford, 1 SoTT
Westland Wessex - RAF St Mawgan
Jaguar GR3 - RAF Cosford 1 SoTT
Panavia Tornado GR4 - RAF Cosford 1 SoTT
Grob Tutor T1 - University of Brirmingham Air Squadron
Grob Prefect T1 -57 Squadron
Grob Viking T1 - 632 VGS
F-4K Phantom II "Black Mike" - BPAG / GJD Services
Gloster Meteor F9/40 - RAF Museum
Douglas C-47 Dakota - Aces High (F)
BAC Jet Provost T3a - Private Owner (F)
BAC Jet Provost T3 - Private Owner (F)
BAC Jet Provost T5 - Private Owne r(F)
P-51D Mustang - Norwegian Spitfire Foundation (F)
Slingsby T.61F Venture - Saltby Flying Group (F)
De Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth - Private Owner (F)
Plastic Typhoon - BAE Systems
DH Chipmunk - Private Owner (F)
Sopwith Triplane - Great War Display Team (F)
Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a - Great War Display Team (F)
Westland Gazelle HT3 - Gazelle Squadron (F)
Gloster Gladiator I - RAF Museum
English Electric Lightning F6 - GJD Services / CAHC
Morane-Saulnier Type N (Replica) - Ridley’s Aeroplane Co. (F)
C-130E Hercules - Pakistan Air Force Cancelled
Aeropro EuroFOX 912 - RAF100 GBNZ Expedition (F) ??
Westland Sea King HAR3 - Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering
Westland Whirlwind HAR10 - Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group
Bristol M1c - RAF Museum
Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter - RAF Museum
Blackburn Buccaneer S2B - GJD Services
de Havilland Devon C2 - RAF Museum
Percival Pembroke C1 - RAF Museum
Percival Piston Provost T1 - Defense School of Aeronautical Engineering
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 - Private Owner (F)
Scottish Aviation Jetstream T1 - RAF Museum
Noorduyn Harvard IIB - Hurricane Heritage Cancelled
Hawker Hurricane I - Bygone Aviation Ltd (F)
Hawker Nimrod II - Historic Aircraft Collection (F)
Supermarine Spitfire Vb - Historic Aircraft Collection (F)
PZL M28 Bryza - Polish Navy (F)
Auster AOP6 - Private Owner (F)
Airbus Helicopters H145 - Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (F) Well... It will be flying about 200m :lol:
Airbus Helicopters NH90 NFH - Royal Netherlands Air Force (F)
Miles Magister - Private Owner (F) ?
Boulton Paul Balliol T2 - Boulton Paul Association
SEPECAT Jaguar T4 -Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering
Leonardo Merlin HM2 - Royal Navy - 814 NAS (F)
Blackburn B2 - BAE Systems Heritage Flight (F)
de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth - BAE Systems Heritage Flight (F)
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - Air Leasing Ltd (F)
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth - Finest Hour Experiences (F)
Curtiss P-40F Warhawk - The Fighter Collection (F)
de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide - de Havilland Support Ltd (F)
Fairchild Argus II - Private Owner (F)
North American Harvard IV - T6 Harvard Aviation (F)
Percival Prentice T1 - AeroLegends (F)
Supermarine Spitfire PRXI - ARCo (F)
Hawker Hunter T7 - GJD Services
BAE Systems Harrier GR9 - Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering
Shorts Tucano T1 - 72 Squadron (F)
Airbus Helicopters H125 - QinetiQ (F)

Fly Past
McDonnell Douglas KDC-10 - Royal Netherlands Air Force
Panavia Tornado GR4 - RAF Marham
Airbus Helicopters H135 Juno - Defence Helicopter Flying School
Airbus Helicopters H145 Jupiter - Defence Helicopter Flying School
Airbus A400M - Royal Air Force
BAE Systems Hawk T2 - 4 Squadron (Presume this is a Flypast and not a display?)
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Really enjoyed this years show, can't wait for the participants for next year to start being announced ! :tongue: :yahoo:

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I see Cosford have updated there FB page with some nice F35's. So are we to expect them at shows next year.
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Mooshie1956 wrote:I see Cosford have updated there FB page with some nice F35's. So are we to expect them at shows next year.
The much travelled plastic replica? It is a Farnborough year, so the real flyable thing might hop over, but Cosford seems a bit early in the year.
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aviodromefriend wrote:
Mooshie1956 wrote:I see Cosford have updated there FB page with some nice F35's. So are we to expect them at shows next year.
The much travelled plastic replica? It is a Farnborough year, so the real flyable thing might hop over, but Cosford seems a bit early in the year.


Yeah, I agree, but maybe it could also depend on when deliveries to the UK take place, too? IIRC most press releases have simply stated that the UK's first F-35s will arrive here in "summer 2018", pending a more exact date which I haven't yet seen, a flypast or something could be within a shout.

It's 2nd October - I wouldn't read too much into artwork on a show's Facebook page, tbh.

(also, bleargh - give me a final hurrah of the Tornado display in RAF hands over a Dave any day of the week!)

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From various twitter sources including 617 and 207sqn official accounts plus the Engineering officer in charge of fixed wing procurement...

First 4 F-35’s arrive at Marham during June 2018 so an appearance at Cosford is possible, almost certain for another show a few weeks later...

If the Lightning Force HQ twitter account is still correct (stated 12/3/2016) the exact arrival date is 1st June 2018.

Also according to the Engineering officer in charge of fixed wing procurement who tweeted 4 days ago.... the 617sqn official stand up will occur week commencing 6th August 2018.

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Not seen the f35 yet so that should be good if the cards turn out our way :drool:
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And the full version of the poster...

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The most spectacular and interactive air show tribute to the Royal Air Force's centenary


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When do tickets usually go on sale? (I see something about £25 advance tickets but can't see where to book) What's the difference between advance tickets and normal tickets?

Also the website mentions you can combine airshow ticket with rail ticket, is that from Birmingham?

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jasonT1981 wrote:When do tickets usually go on sale? (I see something about £25 advance tickets but can't see where to book) What's the difference between advance tickets and normal tickets?

Also the website mentions you can combine airshow ticket with rail ticket, is that from Birmingham?


Tickets for the 2018 show are on sale via the Cosford Air Show website and through their ticket hotline. As for the combined rail and show tickets they tend to go on sale a lot closer to the show. You can purchase them form any manned station and you get a reduction in the cost of the admission ticket, approx £5.00. Hope this helps.
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The new website looks amazing !!! :clap: :clap:

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Website looks better than previous years already !
It says that they aim to have 100 aircraft on static display to represent 100 years of the RAF. Does Cosford have the space for 100 aircraft ? Surely they can't all be prop trainers. If they get the right aircraft out of the museum this could be a spectacular static display that will never be repeated.

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Thanks, can't find where to buy the tickets on the website though. When I click buy tickets it only gives me the phone number to ring.

Is it worth going for the Cosford Club? Or just stick with normal admission? Also, If I go with the Cosford Club, is the entrance included in the price, or do I have to buy normal entrance and then upgrade like the RIAT grandstand/enclosures?

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jasonT1981 wrote:Thanks, can't find where to buy the tickets on the website though. When I click buy tickets it only gives me the phone number to ring.

Hi Jason, our online ticket sales will go live at some point over the coming weeks, so keep checking back on the website soon.

jasonT1981 wrote:Is it worth going for the Cosford Club? Or just stick with normal admission? Also, If I go with the Cosford Club, is the entrance included in the price, or do I have to buy normal entrance and then upgrade like the RIAT grandstand/enclosures?

When you purchase your Cosford Club ticket, admission to the show is included. Other benefits of the enclosure include a complimentary Souvenir Programme, and freshly made picnic-style produce available to purchase throughout the day.

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jasonT1981 wrote:Thanks, can't find where to buy the tickets on the website though. When I click buy tickets it only gives me the phone number to ring.

Hi Jason, our online ticket sales will go live at some point over the coming weeks, so keep checking back on the website soon.

jasonT1981 wrote:Is it worth going for the Cosford Club? Or just stick with normal admission? Also, If I go with the Cosford Club, is the entrance included in the price, or do I have to buy normal entrance and then upgrade like the RIAT grandstand/enclosures?

When you purchase your Cosford Club ticket, admission to the show is included. Other benefits of the enclosure include a complimentary Souvenir Programme, and freshly made picnic-style produce available to purchase throughout the day.


Brilliant, thank you :)

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[fb-post]https://www.facebook.com/rafcosfordairshowofficial/posts/1717647521581390[/fb-post]
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ColeTheDemolisher wrote:[fb-post]https://www.facebook.com/rafcosfordairshowofficial/posts/1717647521581390[/fb-post]




First participant announcement or tickets on sale now ??

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Lucasjmet15 wrote:
ColeTheDemolisher wrote:[fb-post]https://www.facebook.com/rafcosfordairshowofficial/posts/1717647521581390[/fb-post]




First participant announcement or tickets on sale now ??


Both I think. What better way to put tickets on sale than with an aircraft announcement?

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How about some static announcements.
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Mooshie1956 wrote:How about some static announcements.
Harrier GR3
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All off the Cosford site.


You've missed what is undoubtedly the biggest announcement thus far, that the RAF Museum's Boulton-Paul Defiant I will be on static!
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Boulton Paul Defiant is really awesome. :up:

Additionally:

...One of the most exciting attractions planned for the Air Show is a showcase of 100 aircraft in a chronological exhibition showcasing the development of aeronautical design and capability over the past century...


Trying to think what usual numbers are, but that sounds like a massive increase on the normal numbers.

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Tommy wrote:Trying to think what usual numbers are, but that sounds like a massive increase on the normal numbers.


There were between 60 and 70 aircraft on static display at the 2017 airshow, from memory.
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Reading the brief on the website, this is a very interesting concept, and different; different to a typical Cosford and to anything else for that matter. I'll be looking forward to it, although I confess my initial thoughts are how am I going to do justice to both ground and air in a single day, when its all going on together. Nice problem to have I suppose.

Good luck to the team with all the build-up brings :smile:
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