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Tue 16 Jan 2018, 7:49 pm

The Baron wrote:
Finningley Boy wrote:Don't know where your going to find a flying Hunter? Apart from Holland or Sweden of course, mind you if the aim is just to parade all but the front line from there onwards then fair enough! You might have a Canberra who knows. Pity we're not Sweden, then we could have full representation of the frontline, seamlessly! :wink:

FB :biggrin:


G-FFOX?


Check There FB.. "Hunter Flight Academy"
Its a possibility

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Tue 16 Jan 2018, 7:54 pm

The Baron wrote:Don't know where your going to find a flying Hunter? Apart from Holland or Sweden of course, mind you if the aim is just to parade all but the front line from there onwards then fair enough! You might have a Canberra who knows. Pity we're not Sweden, then we could have full representation of the frontline, seamlessly! :wink:

FB :biggrin:


Going to be quite a few now the ban has been lifted in the UK. Also HHA have a few Hunters that could fly even with the ban in place.

Canberra? XH134 is in storage after not finding a buyer, WK163 is going to sit with VTTS doing nothing until the new hangar is up and running next year it seems.

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 4:26 am

Have all these Hunter operators said they'll be on the circuit this have they? :cuppa:

By the way, I wouldn't hold out any hope for HHA, the last time they had a Hunter display flying was 2010 as far as I can recollect, speak to any of that crowd now and you'll short shrift if you mention display flying! 'That's not what we're here for' etc etc.

FB :biggrin:

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 6:20 am

FB, you speak with such confidence on many topics when questioned. Could I ask what your experience working in the aviation industry is? I do find it odd at your (and others) desires to constantly belittle Cosford, espically as it's only January. Reference the Hunter, with the military today being so "brand conscious" would they want a Hawker Hunter in the Flying Display? Is it too soon after Shoreham?

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 8:06 am

Initially I was a bit concerned that this years Cosford air show sounded like it likely won't feature any overseas participation, but the more i hear and think about it, it's a wonderful opportunity to see so many RAF types together and you don't celebrate your 100th very often.

However, having seen the great effort and presumably great cost going into getting Black Mike moved around and refurbished and now CAHC's Lightning too, I do fear that this amazing effort could be somewhat wasted (for want of a better term) by only being presented to the public for one day and a day in which knowing the great British summer has a reasonable chance of being very gloomy and even very wet (fingers crossed it isn't). I do wonder if there will be any plan announced for a couple of additional photo opportunities to improve the chance of decent weather at some point and to perhaps allow these air frames to be photographed and admired in a less cone/fence/rope/people cluttered situation? I also suspect that 100 static aircraft at Cosford will likely mean it looks a little like the deck of a US aircraft carrier.

I promise this isn't a moan, just a hope that the most can be made of a lot of time effort and money to assemble what is looking to be an incredible collection of aircraft at Cosford.

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 8:34 am

harkins wrote:Initially I was a bit concerned that this years Cosford air show sounded like it likely won't feature any overseas participation, but the more i hear and think about it, it's a wonderful opportunity to see so many RAF types together and you don't celebrate your 100th very often.

However, having seen the great effort and presumably great cost going into getting Black Mike moved around and refurbished and now CAHC's Lightning too, I do fear that this amazing effort could be somewhat wasted (for want of a better term) by only being presented to the public for one day and a day in which knowing the great British summer has a reasonable chance of being very gloomy and even very wet (fingers crossed it isn't). I do wonder if there will be any plan announced for a couple of additional photo opportunities to improve the chance of decent weather at some point and to perhaps allow these air frames to be photographed and admired in a less cone/fence/rope/people cluttered situation? I also suspect that 100 static aircraft at Cosford will likely mean it looks a little like the deck of a US aircraft carrier.

I promise this isn't a moan, just a hope that the most can be made of a lot of time effort and money to assemble what is looking to be an incredible collection of aircraft at Cosford.



Seems you agree with my post on the previous page Harkins :smile:

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 8:42 am

Spotty_Jag wrote:FB, you speak with such confidence on many topics when questioned. Could I ask what your experience working in the aviation industry is? I do find it odd at your (and others) desires to constantly belittle Cosford, espically as it's only January. Reference the Hunter, with the military today being so "brand conscious" would they want a Hawker Hunter in the Flying Display? Is it too soon after Shoreham?

Spotty my dear Lord of the Skies, twas others raised the Spectre of an airworthy Hunter roaring into Cosford, I merely asked where will one come from if not the SWAFHF or the Dutch Historic Aviation outfit. I had no idea I was casting my credentials about in so doing. :cuppa:

FB :biggrin:

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 8:47 am

I'd imagine Colin Boyd and/or Chris Heames should have their DA by then.

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 9:07 am

Berf wrote:Seems you agree with my post on the previous page Harkins :smile:


Oh yes, almost word for word. I guess this sentiment is probably widely held and surely a given that the people at Cosford have considered this too. Lets just hope that there is some way in which they are able to make the absolute most of their considerable efforts.

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 9:22 am

A Spotters Day, similar to Yeovilton would be a good starting point with access to the static being allowed once all movements were completed. Although if any aircraft need to validate that could scupper that plan.

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 9:40 am

harkins wrote:
Berf wrote:Seems you agree with my post on the previous page Harkins :smile:


Oh yes, almost word for word. I guess this sentiment is probably widely held and surely a given that the people at Cosford have considered this too. Lets just hope that there is some way in which they are able to make the absolute most of their considerable efforts.



:up: more support shown for it the better!

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 10:33 am

We recognise there is significant demand for such an opportunity, given the uniqueness of the RAF100 static display that we are pulling together, for photographers. We do have an aspiration for some kind of photographers event on Saturday and are considering various options for this. However, we cannot make any commitment at this stage as there are a number of hurdles to overcome.

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 10:47 am

Great to know that you're looking into it and I think we all know that these things are never as straight forward as we might imagine. Good luck and fingers crossed!

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 10:57 am

Great - thanks for letting us know...

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 11:46 am

Finningley Boy wrote:...the Spectre of an airworthy Hunter roaring into Cosford, I merely asked where will one come from...

All being well, there could be two flying this year. T8 WV322 (G-BZSE) in a navy scheme and T7 WV318 (G-FFOX).

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 1:20 pm

RAF Cosford Air Show wrote:We recognise there is significant demand for such an opportunity, given the uniqueness of the RAF100 static display that we are pulling together, for photographers. We do have an aspiration for some kind of photographers event on Saturday and are considering various options for this. However, we cannot make any commitment at this stage as there are a number of hurdles to overcome.



Definitely get support from me. Anyone else like to add to give the organisers a "feel" for numbers etc.

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 2:47 pm

It appears Cosford are about to announce a Gloster Gladiator this afternoon :-)

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 2:50 pm

boff180 wrote:It appears Cosford are about to announce a Gloster Gladiator this afternoon :-)

The lovely museum one on static I'm assuming from the tweet??..

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 2:51 pm

boff180 wrote:It appears Cosford are about to announce a Gloster Gladiator this afternoon :-)


You're not continuing your trend of 2017 by announcing spoilers ahead of the organisers announcements by any chance Andy? :whistle: After all they may want to maximus publicity wherever possible. :wave:

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 3:22 pm

Well they've implied it...

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Wed 17 Jan 2018, 6:41 pm

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 7:50 pm

Xray833 wrote:
RAF Cosford Air Show wrote:We recognise there is significant demand for such an opportunity, given the uniqueness of the RAF100 static display that we are pulling together, for photographers. We do have an aspiration for some kind of photographers event on Saturday and are considering various options for this. However, we cannot make any commitment at this stage as there are a number of hurdles to overcome.



Definitely get support from me. Anyone else like to add to give the organisers a "feel" for numbers etc.


Me too, looks like a great opportunity and I'm not expecting to make the 200th.

John

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 9:47 pm

FarnboroJohn wrote:
Xray833 wrote:
RAF Cosford Air Show wrote:We recognise there is significant demand for such an opportunity, given the uniqueness of the RAF100 static display that we are pulling together, for photographers. We do have an aspiration for some kind of photographers event on Saturday and are considering various options for this. However, we cannot make any commitment at this stage as there are a number of hurdles to overcome.



Definitely get support from me. Anyone else like to add to give the organisers a "feel" for numbers etc.


Me too, looks like a great opportunity and I'm not expecting to make the 200th.

John


Me three

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Thu 18 Jan 2018, 12:59 am

cg_341 wrote:Well they've implied it...


It looks awfully like a 72 Sqn Gladiator!?

Best Regards,

FB :biggrin:

PS I'd just logged on and hadn't seen the reveal between this post and the original! :win:

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Fri 19 Jan 2018, 3:28 pm

de Havilland Chipmunk has been added to the flying display.
Morane-Saulnier Type N Replica from Ridley’s Aeroplane Co added to static.
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