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Flare Path
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Lots of poor weather in the mix tomorrow, unfortunately. Some discussions I have heard - ATC at Shawbury have been advised that any planned practice displays (at this moment) at Cosford will be postponed. Obviously, it's a fluid situation and so this can't be taken as fact.

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Flare Path wrote:Lots of poor weather in the mix tomorrow, unfortunately. Some discussions I have heard - ATC at Shawbury have been advised that any planned practice displays (at this moment) at Cosford will be postponed. Obviously, it's a fluid situation and so this can't be taken as fact.


Would no practice mean no display on Sunday ?

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Flare Path wrote:Some discussions I have heard - ATC at Shawbury have been advised that any planned practice displays (at this moment) at Cosford will be postponed.


Wrong.

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PeterR wrote:
Flare Path wrote:Some discussions I have heard - ATC at Shawbury have been advised that any planned practice displays (at this moment) at Cosford will be postponed.


Wrong.


Excellent. Hope it's better weather than today! :up:

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Forecast for tomorrow is pretty horrific, unfortunately.

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It looks similar to today until late afternoon when it brightens up. Last year the 757 and Rafale practised quite late so hopefully it shouldnt be a problem.

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Looks like it will be a very busy afternoon tomorrow. Still a lot to come in I suppose.

Anyone got an idea of what's on the ground atm ?
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Off the top of my head:
Irish PC-9M
German Sea Lynx Mk.88/88A
Belgian A.109BA
RAF Prefect
RAF Tucano (x2)
AAC Apache (x2)
Jet Provost (x3)
Strikemaster (x2)

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Cole wrote:Looks like it will be a very busy afternoon tomorrow. Still a lot to come in I suppose.


Depends. Not just the rain tomorrow, by the looks of it!

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Would expect several weather cancellations today.

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There’s been a couple of cancellations, but Peter is hopeful that a French Air Force TBM700 will make it today for a last minute static addition. :up:

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Im currently about 1 hour South of Cosford. Weather doesnt look great here. Rain is steady, sky very overcast , and wind is high but very blowy. Forecast says it should clear by mid-afternoon.
So Im on stand by and plan to hovver over Merry Hill , waiting to swoop in if the weather improves. :lol:

May I ask which bit of the weather will stop a practice or arrival ? Thanks guys.

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Combination of both, with the low cloud.

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Steady rain and low cloud at base currently.
The cafe is open though and does a damn good sausage sarnie.
Rain will stop before 1pm though.

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Looks like it will go sunny/cloudy in the afternoon today through till late tomorrow so hopefully it will dry out the base and fields.

Hornet has a 2pm practise time, obviously weather dependant.

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Thanks for the quick updates guys. Hopefully it does clear by 1pm then .

The Notam States that the Restricted area for the airshow is in operation 1300-1700 , does that mean nothing will fly in before 1pm anyway ?

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Does anyone know which aircraft have cancelled?

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Luke28 wrote:Looks like it will go sunny/cloudy in the afternoon today through till late tomorrow so hopefully it will dry out the base and fields.

Hornet has a 2pm practise time, obviously weather dependant.


Let’s hope so. Some forecasts have rain until 5pm, but nearly all agree it will be windy.

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If today turns into a washout , the weather looks better for Monday morning so I might go for any departures if thats any good ?

Do you guys all watch from the railway station as Ive never been on an arrivals day ?

If so , I will be the guy with a fold up chair as i cant stand for long periods of time :confused:

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Mr Benn wrote:If today turns into a washout , the weather looks better for Monday morning so I might go for any departures if thats any good ?

Do you guys all watch from the railway station as I've never been on an arrivals day ?

If so , I will be the guy with a fold up chair as i cant stand for long periods of time :confused:


Yes mate from the railway station, Ive never done departures but have done the last 5 years of arrivals, the railway station offers a great view of the base.

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Thanks Luke
Can you park relativly close to the staation ?

Weather update from Worcs. Clouds still very grey , tho just light rain now .

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I don't know what it's like at Cosford, but here at Shawbury the cloud base is very low.

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Do you have google maps mate? If so if you look at Cosford train station, just slightly to the North East there is a big car park, Ive always parked on here, its a 2 minute walk and you are able to see your car from the platform.

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Flare Path wrote:I don't know what it's like at Cosford, but here at Shawbury the cloud base is very low.


Pretty similar at the moment, low cloud and drizzle.

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Luke28 wrote:Do you have google maps mate? If so if you look at Cosford train station, just slightly to the North East there is a big car park, I've always parked on here, its a 2 minute walk and you are able to see your car from the platform.


Thanks Luke. :up:

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