Thrilling six-hour flying display in store at RAF Cosford Air Show
Details of a thrilling six-hour flying display at RAF Cosford Air Show on Sunday, June 8 have been announced by the organisers.
The ever popular Blades and the exciting four ship Yakovlevs will be joining the famous Red Arrows, bring the number of aerobatic display teams to three at the popular event, held on the Shropshire-Staffordshire border near Wolverhampton.
Other aircraft that will feature include two which support this year’s special photo-reconnaissance theme, the Canberra PR9 and the Spitfire PR11. For the Spitfire it will be welcome home to RAF Cosford where she was based for a time during the Second World War.
The jet line-up includes the classic Hunter T7 and the RAF Typhoon, while at the other end of the scale there is the distinctive pair of Boeing Stearman biplanes with the Breitling Wingwalkers and the classic aircraft of the Great War Team.
On the ground three large hangars will feature interactive displays covering the wide range of engineering and technical skills taught at RAF Cosford, with one totally dedicated to a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths exhibition.
All the individual specialist schools each have their own area, many including the chance to get that all-important photo in the cockpit.
One ground display unique to RAF Cosford will be a line-up celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first light of the Kestrel, the prototype for the Harrier. The RAF Museum’s beautifully restored Kestrel will be brought up to date with static examples of the Harrier GR3 and GR9 and the naval variant, the FA2, on special loan for this year’s celebration.
Advance tickets are on sale at £20, with children under the age of 16 getting in free. For more information visit http://www.cosfordairshow.co.uk.
The show attracts thousands of visitors, including many caravanners, motorhome owners and campers, who have five star touring caravan park close by at Bridgnorth.
Stanmore Hall Touring Park at Bridgnorth, a prestigious affiliated site of The Caravan Club, has 131 touring pitches set within 12.5 acres of wooded parkland, where caravanners enjoy attractive lake views.More Stories