Cosford Airshow 2024 - 9th June 2024

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bedfordshirevulcan wrote:
Fri 19 Apr 2024, 7:12 pm
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All you guys on the forums saying the shows going to be rubbish then they come out and confirm the Mirages. Absolutely fantastic.
This act certainly is top draw but like the Swiss last year one act doesn't make up for the gaps and lackluster line up across the show ,and in past they have had multi foreign acts
Gee, I wonder what's changed in recent years that means that there's a lack of European fast jets at British airshows other than RIAT?
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shorsley wrote:
Fri 19 Apr 2024, 7:40 pm
bedfordshirevulcan wrote:
Fri 19 Apr 2024, 7:12 pm
BenTheBritishGuy wrote:
Fri 19 Apr 2024, 7:05 pm
All you guys on the forums saying the shows going to be rubbish then they come out and confirm the Mirages. Absolutely fantastic.
This act certainly is top draw but like the Swiss last year one act doesn't make up for the gaps and lackluster line up across the show ,and in past they have had multi foreign acts
Gee, I wonder what's changed in recent years that means that there's a lack of European fast jets at British airshows other than RIAT?
In this case change of organisers, believe things like Italians at cosford was down to a lot of hard work and team building by Peter and his team

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BenTheBritishGuy wrote:
Fri 19 Apr 2024, 7:05 pm
All you guys on the forums saying the shows going to be rubbish then they come out and confirm the Mirages. Absolutely fantastic.

"All you guys in the forums" - proceeds to join said forums. Not sure why we need to know your nationality either but hey-ho, each to their own.

It's a great get and I'm really happy for anyone that is attending. I'm in two minds because Cosford really has had a couple of very poor shows lately and it feels a bit like your favourite band playing a village fete when they should be headlining Glastonbury. On the other hand, to see some diversity across the few military centric airshows in the country is fantastic, I'm just jealous.

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One fantastic addition doesn’t compensate for the shambles of last year but fair play for them getting them in the show

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One other change to the aircraft listing has occured recently.

The Lighting display has been replaced by the Lightning, I'm sure some on here will be overjoyed.

https://cosfordairshow.co.uk

(And yes, the Mirages are an excellent addition, hopefully Cosford won't stop there and put their feet up now for the next two months).

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As someone who has been critical of Cosford over the last few weeks it is only right to give credit where its due, that is a cracking addition to the flying display, well done to the team at Cosford for getting Couteau Delta.

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Wondering if they can get any more international participation? But this is great announcement today :) looking forward to it very much

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Great announcement.

Still doesn’t change the absolute "Kris Kris Tofferson!" show that was last year.

Also the photography for the website if nothing short of abysmal.
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Well, there's something else planned from abroad: Stijn and his sponsor Safety Jogger have Cosford on the calendar.
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Spotty_Jag wrote:
Sun 14 Apr 2024, 12:12 pm
Well, with Cosford's fleet of Jaguars, Tornados, Harriers, plus the newly delivered Typhoon, that's 5 weeks of updates sorted. Add in a couple of Chipmunks, Trago Mills SAH-1 (self confirmed on Facebook) and the based Air Ambulance... job's a good'un! I'm hearing Cosford does have one international participant in the flying display, and quite a good one at that, but the lack of imagination on the overall line-up and poor marketing is still inexcusable.
I was looking through the forums from a few weeks ago and you talk about the really good international participant you’ve heard about? Was that the mirage you heard about or can we keeps our hopes high for something else international this year?
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According to their announcement schedule a flying participants not being announced until the Friday before. An unusual approach but at least they have a plan in their head for actually booking acts in this year

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Chrisse wrote:
Sat 20 Apr 2024, 9:32 am
Well, there's something else planned from abroad: Stijn and his sponsor Safety Jogger have Cosford on the calendar.
https://sdj-aerobatics.com/
Their SV4C is busy that weekend but they have a Stearman, Pitts Special and a T6 Texan.

I'd like to see the Texan but I do like the look of their Pitts Special.
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RAF Falcon's self confirm
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Lynx helicopter confirmed anyone else still feel this show is lacking ,feels similar to last years thin line up in the whole just the french have replaced the swiss .to me still seems very thin

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I am pleased to see the Lynx announced today - I had been thinking this week that it hadn't been announced for any shows yet this year (as far as I could remember), and was hoping the novelty hadn't worn off after one season, never to be displayed again.

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bedfordshirevulcan wrote:
Fri 26 Apr 2024, 7:11 pm
Lynx helicopter confirmed anyone else still feel this show is lacking ,feels similar to last years thin line up in the whole just the french have replaced the swiss .to me still seems very thin
Its not the greatest airshow in the world, but the UK scene is pretty slim in the way of opportunities.

I wasn't planning on going to Cosford but was tipped over into buying tickets when the Mirages were announced.

I think if everything turns up it should be a good day - 3 fast jet displays (Mirages, Typhoon, F-35), Red Arrows, Vampire, Gazelles and Lynx is a pretty fun afternoon for £40.00 in my opinion. Fingers crossed for another tasty international act, but i'm not holding my breath.

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The FB page have hinted at an appearence by the A400 and the Falcon's jumping from it.
Will there be any a400's this year? 🙂

Royal Air Force Cosford - Mmmmm. Let's see, shall we. 😁

the RAF Falcons have been jumping out of one at Brize apparently 😉

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Royal Air Force Cosford - Indeed. 😉
The lynx has put on a very good display the past 2 years. (though 2022 was Historic Helicopters) so not a bad addition.
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jasonT1981 wrote:
Fri 26 Apr 2024, 7:32 pm
The FB page have hinted at an appearence by the A400 and the Falcon's jumping from it.
Will there be any a400's this year? 🙂

Royal Air Force Cosford - Mmmmm. Let's see, shall we. 😁

the RAF Falcons have been jumping out of one at Brize apparently 😉

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Royal Air Force Cosford - Indeed. 😉
The lynx has put on a very good display the past 2 years. (though 2022 was Historic Helicopters) so not a bad addition.
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If i were a few miles away rather than 153 i might consider going but 1 day shows really run the risk of weather related / serviceability cancellations, especially as most of the participants have to fly in for the display.. it actually surprises me why Cosford was deemed a good show site at all, apart from the obvious draw of having a top class museum there!

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I agree Aardvark - its not like the RAF are short of great airshow venues, seems bizarre that Cosford is the base they decide to use for their one show!

I also do wonder why they don't make Cosford a two day show - it would have so many advantages, and I would expect make a hell of a lot more money.

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The RAF do have some venues that could hold a great airshow, the problem is do those venues for example Waddington want to hold such an event in this day and age and for many reasons the answer is sadly no. Cosford I guess with its museum and fairly laid back nature is the best option when taking all things into consideration.

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AARDVARK wrote:
Sun 28 Apr 2024, 12:03 pm
it actually surprises me why Cosford was deemed a good show site at all, apart from the obvious draw of having a top class museum there!
I’d have thought it’s a splendid display venue?

Putting aside the photography for a moment, it’s clean and unencumbered by complex/awkward/secretive infrastructure, disturbances to the RAF day-to-day ops are kept to a minimum as there’s not much on the airfield (I think most of their work takes place over the other side of the train tracks), there’s a decent amount of hardstanding/hangar space, good location in the midlands, right off a motorway with its own train station, and a huge area of grass in which to park all the visitors, the museum as you say, and the alternative venue from where fast jets can operate from is just 20 mins’ drive away, and probs 5 mins’ flight.

Whilst it may not be good for photographers shooting into the sun, from an out and out airshow venue, it’s surely one of the most well-suited RAF airfields in the country for a general-public airshow, I’d have thought.

(Agree with your comments about a two day show - it’s a great shame it’s still only one day)

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