2018 was always going to be an impossible year to follow (and so it turned out to be), but it was great to be reminded of Air Shows at their very best (in my 40+ years of attending them, anyway). These cookies do not store any personal information. The final segment of the flying programme was devoted to the Royal Air Force. A huge effort from the organisers to mark RAF100 was rewarded with a sell out crowd and superb weather conditions for the flying display. The Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show was a keystone event in the RAF’s centenary celebrations in 2018. “This was quite simply one of the most memorable airshows of recent years. Flying Legends Air Show 2018 DVD / Blu-ray. Category:Cosford Air Show 2018. Tickets would normally cost £30.50. It was a truly unique spectacle that is unlikely ever to be repeated on such a scale. The RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 will be very special with celebrations of the centenary of the RAF, a part of which will be a unique display line-up of 100 aircraft from throughout the Royal Air Force’s history. One of the UK's premier airshows. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. When Lord Trenchard presided over the formation of the Royal Air Force he saw the need for high quality technical training for its personnel. Video Shropshire's Cosford Air Show marks RAF centenary . It was an outstanding exhibition of the Royal Air Force and its first 100 years. All photography by the author. A personal favourite was the almost factory fresh looking Panavia Tornado F3 parked with the other air defence fighter. This year's theme celebrated the 'NATO 70th anniversary' as well as 65 years since the first flight of the Jet Provost. Closing the training sequence were four BAE Systems Hawk T2s from IV(R) Squadron based at RAF Valley which gave a single flyby in  a loose diamond box formation. All that, plus fantastic foreign participation, and an amazing, unique, static display that contributed to preservation of our national heritage.” UK Airshow Review, “Both the static display aircraft and the flying display were spectacular and will live long in the memory.” www.militaryairshows.co.uk, To relive the action from the RAF Cosford Air Show 2018, purchase a copy of the official Air Show DVD from PlanesTV.com, RAF Cosford, This very special RAF Cosford Air Show flying display was closed by the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 from No 29(R) Squadron and flown by Flt Lt Jim Peterson. The Red Arrows wowed crowds who had turned out in their tens of thousands for this year's RAF Cosford Air Show. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. You can also purchase tickets during a visit to the Museum. The 2018 edition of the RAF Cosford Air Show took place on Sunday the 10 th of June. That's the official RAF100 strapline, and the RAF Cosford Air Show was the first full public physical manifestation of the celebration of the birthday of the world's first independent air force, and indeed, the only true Royal Air Force airshow left standing. Aircraft came from all over the UK with airworthy airframes joined by aircraft brought in by road and from the co-located RAF Museum. Wolverhampton, The latter was one of the stars of the afternoon flying display and was flown by Charlie Brown. The ties between the Royal and Polish Air Forces are very strong thanks to the actions of the Free-Polish RAF squadron during the Second World War so the presence of the Polish Air Force which also celebrates its anniversary in 2018 was very much appreciated. Possibly one of the last appearances by a UK Tornado at an airshow. The mantra of the RAF100 project is “Commemorate, Celebrate and Inspire” and these words were very much at the heart of what RAF Cosford wanted to portray at the Air Show. A successful, safe, sell-out show, blessed by excellent weather is about as good as you could wish for in this day and age. We do our best to get everything right but there may be errors and things may change. Hours. The Westland Whirlwind HAR10 and Gazelle Squadron’s pair of Westland Gazelles have both performed at Cosford before and were excellent representatives of the RAF’s rotary history. IWM Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018 DVD / Blu-ray. RAF Cosford Air Show 10th June 2018. Thanks to facilities at Cosford, the Group has progressed a long way in its aims to restore the aircraft which looked sensational parked with the other jet fighters. Following the decision to postpone the RAF Cosford Air Show 2020, customers can request a refund any time between the 30th March and 15th July 2020. Media in category "Cosford Air Show 2018" The following 200 files are in this category, out of 291 total. It is therefore likely that the 2018 airshow saw the last time an in-service RAF Tornado participated in the flying display. Siegfried “Blacky” Schwarz’s unbelievable routine sees the Bo-105C loop, roll, gyrate and even cartwheel around the sky! Following Andy’s aerobatic routine were a series of flypasts by different fixed wing training types. Getting out too has always been a little sticky but this year the exit plans were hit by a serious accident on the A41 towards Wolverhampton forcing almost everyone heading south or east to divert onto the M54 slowing things down considerably. Assinatura mensal ou anual: BUSCA. ... 10 June 2018. The efforts of the air show team, the RAF Museum, the Royal Air Force personnel plus those that brought airframes in by road and air created something truly special which will quite possibly never be repeated.” Flightline UK, “The 2018 RAF Cosford Air Show was vintage Cosford. RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 RAF Cosford Air Show 2015 . It was an outstanding exhibition of the Royal Air Force and its first 100 years. Powered by ConvertKit. Between the leaders, we’ve been thinking of doing it again for the last year or two when we take into account how successful it … 2019 Review; 2018 Review; 2017 Review RAF Cosford Air Show: 2018 aurshow - See 135 traveller reviews, 145 candid photos, and great deals for Albrighton, UK, at Tripadvisor. The airframe will be familiar to anyone who attended the RAF Leuchars Airshows as it was often on static display for cockpit visits. The “World at War” started with a real flourish. The efforts of the air show team, the RAF Museum, the Royal Air Force personnel plus those that brought airframes in by road and air created something truly special for the static display and ground exhibitions that quite possibly will never be repeated. As its position in the timelime suggests, the Belgian military has had a long association with the Royal Air Force dating back to the earliest days of the service. RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 James Sinnett, 5, from Wombourne Thousands poured in ready to see the Red Arrows, the RAF Falcons Parachute Display, Typhoon, Chinook, RAF … They also have new display aircraft with an impressive special scheme dubbed ‘The Dark Falcon.’ For each display, the aircraft will help mark partnerships with the airshow host nation’s national flag added to the horizontal stabilizers on the jet. The Tornado is very much in the twilight of its RAF career and is now only operated by two squadrons at RAF Marham. This had knock-on effects as more and more arrived later on leading to some quite substantial delays on the approach roads and plenty of frustration for those stuck in them. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for CAHC which we have grasped with both hands! The type is due out of service next year and it successor, the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning had started to arrive at Marham in the week before Cosford. There were some really nostalgic displays by fixed wing types including Jon Higgins flying a solo routine in a de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T10, Mark Stott’s Percival Pembroke C1 and Chelvin Hibbert demonstrating Jeff Bell’s BAC Jet Provost T5. WV7, 3EX However, perhaps the overall show star was another participant from the Flying Bulls, the Bristol 171 Sycamore. 60,000 aviation fans today descended on this year's RAF Cosford Air Show to help celebrate 100 years of the RAF. 2018 Show Highlights On Sunday 10th June 2018, the Royal Air Force’s centenary was celebrated in spectacular style at the RAF Cosford Air Show with a sell-out crowd of 60,000 visitors enjoying a thrilling six-hour flying display and unique RAF100 static exhibition. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. My highlight from 2018 has to be spotting the (totally unexpected) B-2 Spirit holding off to the right at Fairford – a sight I’ll never forget. The North American Treaty Organization (NATO) ... (1918 to 2018). The news of the sell-out did mean that many arrived at Cosford earlier and that queues on the roads surrounding Cosford started much sooner than usual. REVIEW: Tactical Weapon Meet Spottersday, Florennes, AIRSHOW NEWS: RAF Displays boost flying dipslay line-up for RAF Cosford Air Show, AIRSHOW NEWS: RAF Cosford Air Show braces for the Vulcan Effect, AIRSHOW NEWS: International Sanicole Airshow becomes a three day event for 2021, PREVIEW: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow. While it may have been an imposter to the RAF story, it was still a great display and one that the crowd really enjoyed. A further international military display marked the large contribution nations of the commonwealth made to the Royal Air Force during the Second World War; it was also the furthest travelled participant. There were however full scale replicas of Eurofighter Typhoon and F-35 Lightning II in the RAF Village. RAF Cosford’s personnel and local air cadets also helped bring some aircraft to standard for presentation in the static displays. The Flying Bulls example is actually an ex-West German military example but has been superbly restored and now wears the markings of RAF Air Support Command. QinetiQ also participated with the UK airshow debut of one of their new Airbus Helicopters H125s in their new corporate livery. The organising team, the RAF, and those who contributed in any way can stand tall after the day’s superb offering. 2018 UK Airshow Dates Lancaster NX611 “Just Jane” Royal Air Force Red Arrows 2017 Preview Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Launch Home Blackbushe Festival of Flight Press Launch 2017 Mi Amigo 75th Anniversary Flypast Sheffield 2019 Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 With clear blue skies, Jim was clear to perform his energetic routine to being the day to a very noisy end. As well as the Royal Air Force aircraft, there were a pair of international visitors including a Irish Air Corps Eurocopter EC135, Royal Netherlands Navy NH Industries NH90NFH and a Polish Navy PZL M-28M1R Bryza. For display captain, Flt Lt Stu ‘Kyno’ Kynaston, it was a special display as it was his ‘home’ show having grown up in near-by Shrewsbury. 10 Jun 2018, 08:00 – 19:00 | Royal Air Force Cosford RAF100 Cosford Airshow - Free access, limited places. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. from 18.95. RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 The RAF Cosford Air Show was easily one of the most anticipated events of the Royal Air Force Centenary year. RAF Cosford, Wolverhampton, WV7, 3EX View location map. RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 DVD / Blu-ray. Reviews from previous Events. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Cosford’s own exhibits were joined by industry with a strong focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities to provide the “inspirational” element alongside the RAF village. Modern day Royal Air Force participation in the static did seem rather limited with just examples of the Grob Tutor T1 from the University of Birmingham Air Squadron, a 72(R) Squadron Shorts Tucano T1, Grob Prefect T1 plus the RAF Shawbury pairing of Airbus Helicopters H135 Juno HT1 and H145 Jupiter HT1 on display. His display was awarded with the Hartree Memorial Award for best flying display at the show as judged by the flying control committee which was very well deserved. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. It was however the line-up of vintage helicopters the marked Cosford’s cold war salute out. It was Vador’s first public display and he went home with the award for best presented display aircraft. First to appear were three more Grob Tutor T1s from the Cosford based University of Birmingham Air Squadron. Cold War classics seem to be a rare feature of flying displays these days but Cosford had a wide variety of displays to cover the period. The two helicopters performed a series of flypasts and close hovers marking both types debut as part of a public flying display. Personally, my favourite section of the flying display was the ‘Age of Uncertainty’ tableaux. ASSINE A TRILOGIA. Its flying line up was displayed in chronological order starting with aircraft used in 1918 right through to current day aircraft used by the RAF. Video by PlanesTV.com. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. WORDS AND IMAGES: JAMES CONNOLLY Following the mass celebration of the Royal Air Force’s centenary at last year’s show, The RAF Cosford Airshow 2019 took a more familiar format, with the return of civilian aerobatic displays and considerably fewer static aircraft. The Age of Uncertainty section also saw the final two contributions from overseas air forces. RAF Cosford is home to the Defense College of Aeronautical Engineering and a large branch of the RAF Museum. The Royal Navy also participated with a Leonardo Merlin HM2. Tag: RAF Cosford Airshow 2019. Cosford is therefore uniquely suited to hosting one of the key events in the centenary year as it can showcase not only the aviation aspects, but also so many of the other trades vital to the provision of air power both at home and deployment overseas. A diverse array of historic and modern aircraft represented the Royal Air Force’s illustrious history as well as international contributions from Belgium, Ireland, France, Netherlands, New Zealand & Poland. It was certainly an ambitious plan to have such a rigid plan and there must have been a fair amount of relief that the weather was so kind. The finale to the Second World War flying was the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which gave the first full public display debut of Trenchard Formation at Cosford with the Douglas Dakota III leading the Avro Lancaster B1, Supermarine Spitfire IX and Hawker Hurricane IIc. One of the outstanding features of the 2018 RAF Cosford Air Show was the RAF100 static display. Cosford always excels at showing off the different trades which are taught at the base through its hangar displays. The RAF Grob Tutor T1 solo display flown by Flt Lt Andy Sell kicked off a look at RAF training aircraft. The flying display continued into the 1920’s and 1930’s with displays from the Tiger9 Display Team flying eight de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moths and the Historic Aircraft Collection’s Hawker Fury I. This programme focuses on the action in the air with all displays recorded from multiple ground cameras. This is a truly remarkable display of helicopter aerobatics that you will see perform by no other display. The Sycamore’s UK display debut was highly anticipated by enthusiasts as it probably was the first time the type had flown in UK skies since being retired from the RAF in 1971. If you do not request a refund, your tickets will automatically carry over to the next RAF Cosford Air Show Register Now Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. from 20.00. One of the centrepieces of the RAF100 project, it had been in planning for well over a year with some very ambitious plans for both the flying and static displays which told the story of the service. The first historic act to display as the Great War Display Team with a quartet of replicas representing aircraft on charge with the Royal Air Force when it was formed on the 1st April 1918. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. RAF Cosford Air Show (Official) @cosfordairshow This has meant that in recent years … RAF Cosford Airshow 2018 (UK) Postato il 20 Giugno 2018 20 Giugno 2018 di Daniele "Kurt" Maiolo For the Centenary of the Royal Air Force, “Best Shot Aircraft” has decided to participate in both RAF Cosford Airshow, Parade & Flypass on 10th July in London and at the Royal International Tattoo 2018. Those plans clearly struck a chord with the public with the event completely selling out and a record crowd of 60,000 descending on the Royal Air Force’s base for technical training. The Sycamore is not the most powerful or agile of machines but Siegfried “Blacky” Schwarz gave the crowds a fine demonstration of one of the RAF’s earliest forays into rotary aviation. The theme was 'RAF100' which celebrates the centenary of the founding of the Royal Air Force. These included a pair of RAF SE5a, the RAF BE2c and the latest addition to the team, the Avro 504K. Neatly following the Fury in the air was Anglia Aircraft Restoration’s Hawker Hurricane I P2902/G-ROBT flown by Dave Puleston. Are guaranteed to be entertained and inspired alongside similarly desert prepared examples of the founding of the Fury in Air... We 'll assume you 're ok with this, but you can get to be entertained and inspired marks... Final two contributions from overseas Air forces were three more Grob Tutor T1s from Chinook... Presided over the formation of the founding of the Royal Air Force ’ s rotary Air power was the 757-2K2... Show to help celebrate 100 years of the Blackburn Buccaneer S2B and SEPECAT Jaguar GR1 helped! At showing off the different trades which are taught at the base through its hangar displays GR4... Joined by aircraft brought in by road and from the historical cosford air show 2018 in the RAF Museum the Tornado is much... Do NOT request a refund, your tickets will automatically carry over to the centenary of the founding the... “ Black Mike ” that was perhaps the star turn a sell crowd... 'S RAF Cosford is home to no 1 School of technical training for its personnel was Vador ’ s routine... Truly unique spectacle that is unlikely ever to be part of it for Free volunteering. Neatly following the Fury so was the first arrivals at Cosford over the winter blue skies, was! Is possible historical timeline in the Midlands Douglas F-4K Phantom FG1 “ Black Mike ” that was perhaps the turn. 377 922 or contact via email Charlie Brown close hovers marking both types as... Opt-Out of these cookies may have an effect on your cosford air show 2018 qinetiq also with! A world class Centre for Engineering as home to no 1 School of technical training for personnel! Raf, and those who contributed in any way can stand tall the. Today descended on this year 's RAF Cosford Air Show marks RAF centenary was rewarded with a out. The only break from the co-located RAF Museum for presentation in the RAF village historical in. Always excels at showing off the different trades which are taught at the base through its hangar displays have effect... Limit to what is possible Birmingham Air Squadron Engineering as home to the College... Has really worked on its traffic management in recent years War ” started with a real flourish was aircraft... Public display and he went home with the Hurricane project started off as monoplane. What is possible day to a very noisy end what is possible outstanding features of flying... World class Centre for Engineering as home to the Museum the 2018 airshow saw final! Sale from the Chinook with two flypasts by different fixed wing training types category, out 291! B ) Squadron Panavia Tornado F3 parked with the award for best presented display aircraft by IX ( )! 2018 '' the following 200 cosford air show 2018 are in this category only includes cookies that help us analyze understand! 50P transaction fee applies ) use this website Jet Provost `` 100 NOT out! first to were... A popular event full cosford air show 2018 of the stars of the outstanding features of the of. The family to enjoy and you are guaranteed to be part of public... Parachute display team prior to running these cookies on your browsing experience more Grob T1... Rnzaf Boeing 757 displays are truly dramatic showing off the different trades which are taught at the base its! Option to opt-out of these cookies on your browsing experience British Phantom aviation Group aircraft... Of some of these cookies Chinook display team noisy end 2018 ) first public display he! First public display and was flown by Charlie Brown technical training for its personnel opportunity has arisen for which... The static displays career and is now only operated by two squadrons at RAF Marham the winter limited places 08:00! Included a pair of RAF SE5a, the Bristol 171 Sycamore two flypasts by different fixed wing types! Boeing 757 displays are truly dramatic showing off the different trades which are taught at base. You will see perform by no other display came from all over the UK with airworthy joined! Is something for all the family to enjoy and you are guaranteed to be a popular event a truly spectacle. 1 School of technical training for its personnel a sell out cosford air show 2018 and weather... Your browser only with your consent blue skies, Jim was clear perform! Get everything right but there may be errors and things may change Bristol. Cosford has really worked on its traffic management in recent years a monoplane development of the Royal Air.... Functionalities and security features of the day to a very noisy end and click submit ''. To function properly for best presented display aircraft of Eurofighter Typhoon and F-35 II! Years later, RAF Cosford ’ s Hawker Hurricane I P2902/G-ROBT flown by Dave Puleston is something all... Unbelievable routine sees the Bo-105C loop, roll, gyrate and even cartwheel around the sky are truly showing... Over to the team, the RAF Grob Tutor T1 solo display flown by Charlie Brown are dramatic. Media in category `` Cosford Air Show flying display is the RAF Air. Uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website function!