Cosford Airshow

This years annual RAF Cosford air show, is on Sunday 19 June 2016 and falls on Father’s Day. One of this air show’s key theme is ‘SPEED: Evolution of the Jet Engine’ showcasing the evolution of the jet engine, it also marks the 75th anniversary of the inaugural flight of Britain’s first jet engined aircraft and The evolution of British jet engine technology will be exhibited in a special hangar display on the ground, where the Bristol 188, Fairey Delta II and Avro 707 will be on static display. The event will also mark the 20th anniversary of Sir Frank Whittle’s death and the work of the Royal Air Force, is also showcased with interactive ground displays and thrilling flying displays from a diverse array of aircraft.

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This year The University of Wolverhampton have constructed a 1950 Vintage Village which showcases life in Britain during the formative years of jet engine design. There are also Excellent examples of vintage aircraft and vehicles plus social & military history exhibitions. The University of Wolverhampton (UWR) Race Team will be showcasing its Morgan Plus 4 Babydoll racing car based Gnaton a 1950s design, which demonstrates how engineering has evolved over the past half a century.

There are also static aircraft displays and funfair. the live stage will host an exciting line-up throughout the day. Compered by Colin Bourdiec returning as George Formby and including the return of the fantastic Glamophones. In between live performances a 1950s radio station will be broadcasting popular tunes of the time. there will be a host of vintage trade stalls to browse and a great mix of authentic catering options from Lily’s Vintage Tea Room to a milk shake bar. There are also four hangars full of exciting exhibitions from the UK armed forces and wider aerospace industry. Carol Vorderman, will again be flying in to visit the show, having recently been made an Honorary Group Captain Ambassador for the Air Cadet Organisation to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Air Cadet Organization. Highlights of the flying display include:

the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, featuring a Douglas DC 3 Dakota, Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane
RAF Red Arrows,
P15 Mustangs,
MiG-15 and
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4
The Gazelle Squadron.
RAF Puma HC2 helicopter
RAF C-130J Hercules
RAF Harrier GR3
Panavia Tornado
DeHaviland Sea Vixen
Griffin & HT1 & Squirrel HT1helicopters.
Folland Gnat
Tutor T1EA
Tucano T1 – 71
King Air T1
SEPECAT Jaguar GR3 – 238 Squadron
Jaguar GR1 / GR3 / T4 – 238 Squadron
Westland Sea King HAS6 – 238 Squadron
Sea Harrier FA2
Harrier T4 ‘VAAC’ – QinetiQ
Chinook HC4 – 18 Squadron
Puma HC2 – 33 Squadron
Hughes Apache AH1 – AH Force
Apache AH1 – AH Force
C-130H Hercules – Royal Netherlands Air Force
Agusta A109 – Belgian Air Force
Alouette III – Belgian Navy
TB30 Epsilon – French Air Force
Pilatus PC-9M – Irish Air Corps
B-52H Stratofortress – US Air Force
Aérospatiale Gazelle
Bristol 188
Fairey Delta II
Avro 707
Jet Provost T3
Jet Provost T5
Westland Wasp
Westland Scout
AB Sioux
Sea Vixen FAW2
Various WWI Replicas – Great War Display Team
Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5 – Great War Display Team
DHaviland Chipmunk
SA Bulldog
Auster AOP9
Venture T61
Beaver AH1 – AAC Historic Aircraft Flight
Nanchang CJ-6
Avro Anson – BAE Systems Heritage Flight
DHaviland Chipmunk
Bücker Jungmann – Old Buckers Display Team
P-51D Mustang
Pitts Special
Rans S-6 Coyote II – RAeS Schools Build A Plane Challenge
H135 – Midlands Air Ambulance Charity