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Cosford Air Show 2015


I went to This years RAF Cosford Air Show on Sunday 14 June 2015. This year to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day the Show featured a Victory Village Which recreated the atmosphere of street parties that were held throughout Britain at the end Of World War II .Wing Commander Kevin Rayner, the show’s chairman, said that “Visitors will feel like they are back in 1945 when the war was won.” There was also live music from the time, as well veterans on hand to talk to visitors about their experiences. Television host Carol Vorderman also payed a visit to Cosford Air show in her capacity as Group Captain and Ambassador of the Air Cadets.

Hawker Harrier
Hawker Harrier

Aeriel displays at the show included a Gloster Meteor, Westland Sea King Helicopter HAR3 rescue display, the Breitling Wing Walkers, Mirage 2000m Ramex Delta,The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire and Douglas C-47 Dakota, The Red Arrows aerobatic display team, the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, The Eurofighter Typhoon FGR-4, C130J Hercules and F-18 Hornet. Also flying were a Lockheed P3C Orion, an F-16 Fighting Falcon, PBY Catalina, Voyager KC2, Boeing 727 accompanied by the Blades Aeriel Display team, Avro Vulcan XH558 Chinook HC-4 helicopter, Lynx HMA-8 and a pair of Hughes Apache AH1 helicopters. The Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 also did a display alongside a Supermarine Spitfire and the finale of the show was a VE Day 70th Anniversary Warbird display of World War Two planes including a Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane and Douglas C-47 Dakota.

Apache AH-1

The public also had a rare chance to see what goes on behind the scenes at the base at Cosford. And in addition to the World War II Victory Village There was a huge assortment of interactive ground displays for visitors to enjoy inside the hangars and across the showground. There were also plenty of aircraft on Static Ground display, included a Westland Sea King, Westland Whirlwind, Squirrel Helicopter, SEPECAT Jaguar, Panavia Tornado, Hawker Harrier GR3, Hawker Harrier FRS1, Hughes AH-1 Apache, Harrier ACT and the TSR 2. The SCC Bloodhound supersonic jet and Rocket powered land speed record car, was also on display together with the holder of current World Land-speed record Wing Commander Andy Green and a team of civilian, Aerospace and Army Technicians ahead of their attempt at the World Land speed Record.

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