"...the displays did lack the excitement that they have
had in the past"
RAF Cosford airshow is quite unique in that it is the RAF’s
only formal airshow that they run themselves, with the support
of hundreds of volunteers. The weather forecast was not brilliant
for the day with rain forecast from 3pm, the scheduled time
for the RAF Red Arrows to display.
was my first time at RAF Cosford, and it had a lot to live up
to from previous years shows, which is always a big ask for
any show organiser but with the schedule seen it was going to
Airshow was also streamed live onto the Internet, so you could
have watched it all from your armchair if you had not been able
to get a ticket in time, as there were no tickets sales on the
airfield lies between Wolverhampton & Telford just a 5 minute
drive from the M54, arriving on the airfield it looked good
with good parking for all and plenty space for everyone which
is nice to see with virtually the whole length of the runway
being the crowd line.
most striking feature across the airfield was the Static C130
Hercules of the Dutch Airforce, with queues’ all day long
for a look over the aircraft and very informative talks with
the aircrew on board.
this airfield also has the RAF Museum on site there were some
museum aircraft out on the static areas rather than being seen
in the hangers which was a really nice feeling seeing them in
the open air.