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Cosford Air show

imageI went to The annual Cosford Air Show, which took place on Sunday 8 June. There were ModelAircraft displays, aerial displays by the Breitling Wingwalkers, the Spitfire, Hurricane and Douglas Dakota from the Battle of BritainMemorial Flight, Eurofighter Typhoon, Avro Vulcan XH558, Jet Provost T5, Hughes Apache Attack Helicopter – which was rather noisy. The Great War Display team who were flying Fokker Triplanes,Sopwith Camels, RAF tucano, Sea King Role Demonstration, Royal Navy “BlackCats” Lynx Helicopter display team, Royal Navy Historic flight Fairey Swordfish and Sea Fury, the Blades Helicopter Display Team, the old Buckers display team, Pitts Special, Yakovlevs, a De Haviland venom and Vampire, The Canberra and, the RAF Falcons Parachute Team

There were also plenty of Static Displays including many Sepecat Jaguars and Panavia Tornados. There were also static Chinook Sea King and Gazelle helicopters.  The Museum itself was also open and there was also a display celebrating 50 years of the Harrier Jump Jet, featuring a kestrel FGA1′ Sea Harrier FA2, Harrier GR3, Sea Harriers and Harrier GR9 which was awesome,

And seeing that RAF Cosford is the home to a number of RAF, Defence and civilian organisations as well as Several training schools which provide training for Aeronautical Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, physical Training and training in photography for the 3 Armed Services, there were were plenty of demonstrations by the Armed Forces and plenty of opportunities to join up

There was also the Free Radio Arena where During the day a number of displays and demonstrations took place including performances from military and marching bands, field gun competitions and a performance by The Band of the Royal Air Force College. There was also an Exhibitors, Craft Fair with products ranging from aviation artists, face painters, craft makers, military exhibitions, car dealerships, charitable organisations, clothing suppliers, model Aircraft and much more , there was even a Dalek trundling round and there was also a Fun Fair. I think my favourites were The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, The Red Arrows, the Great War Display team, the Avro Vulcan XH558 and the Eurofighter Typhoon (which both set off a number of car alarms when they went past)