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RAF Cosford Air Show 2017

RAF AIRCRAFT SHOWCASED AT AIR SHOW MEDIA LAUNCH
Various Royal Air Force aircraft were showcased at today's Media Launch of the RAF Cosford Air Show 2017, giving a sneak preview of what's to come on Sunday 11th June.

With RAF Cosford hosting the Royal Air Force's only official Air Show, it comes as no surprise that all the RAF display teams are scheduled to perform at the show, including the world famous Red Arrows flying their nine Hawk jets. The Eurofighter Typhoon is also scheduled to perform a thrilling solo display, with Flt Lt Ryan Lawton showcasing the power and agility of the combat aircraft. The RAF's Grob Tutor is returning to the Air Show circuit for 2017, and Sqn Ldr Andy Tagg was on hand at the Media Launch to show off the Tutor aircraft. Displays from the RAF Falcons and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will also form part of the six-hour flying display.

As well as dazzling displays in the air, there will also be an array of aircraft on static display across the airfield on Sunday 11th June which visitors will be able to get up close and personal with. Two of the aircraft types which are scheduled for static display at the Air Show, a Tucano T1 and Squirrel HT1, were present at the Media Launch today. The organisers said that more aircraft would be announced over the coming weeks.

With the Air Show fast approaching, and with no tickets available at the gate, those wishing to attend are being encouraged to purchase their tickets soon. Air Show Tickets, priced £25.00, are currently available from the Air Show website and selected retail outlets including the RAF Museum at Cosford and Hendon. Accompanied under-16s enter the Air Show for free, making the event a great family day out.

AMAZING ARRAY OF AIR SHOW DISPLAYS
At today's Media Launch of the RAF Cosford Air Show 2017, further details of plans for the award winning event were announced by the organisers.

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Hangar will once again be a focal point of the Air Show. Children and adults of all ages will have the chance to discover the diverse options within these career fields and ignite their passion by highlighting STEM opportunities.

Group Captain Mark Hunt, Station Commander RAF Cosford said, "The STEM experience at the Air Show is superbly interactive. Members of the public can get hands-on experience of state of the art military technologies and learn more about exciting education and career opportunities."

Returning visitors will also notice that two of the most popular ground attractions, the RAF Village and Vintage Village, have both been moved to enable them to be increased in size. At the Air Show this year the Vintage Village will focus on the 1960s, with attractions set to include the RAF Mini Club displaying a number of classic Minis, cockpit sections of 1960s aircraft and Vintage Tea Room. All of this will be complemented with a variety of static aircraft from the period that will be parked in the Vintage Village, including a rare Cessna O-2 Skymaster.

With Space as one of the three major themes of the show, the RAF Cosford Air Show is dedicating an entire hangar to display the advancement of Space technology. Displays from RAF Fylingdales, Liverpool John Moore University and UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space will highlight the UK's world class satellite development and its world leading role in Space technology.

With the Air Show quickly approaching, and with no tickets available at the gate, those wishing to attend are encouraged to purchase their tickets to guarantee entry. Air Show Tickets, priced £25.00, are currently available from the Air Show website and selected retail outlets including the RAF Museum at Cosford and Hendon. Accompanied under-16s enter the Air Show for free, making the event a superb family day out.

EXCITING WINGWALKING DISPLAY CONFIRMED FOR RAF COSFORD AIR SHOW
Today at a special event held at RAF Cosford, the organisers of the award-winning Air Show confirmed that the popular Breitling Wingwalkers would be returning to RAF Cosford in June, to perform a breath taking pairs display routine as part of the planned six-hour flying display on Sunday 11th June.

Present at the media launch today were two of the team's new wingwalkers, Gina & Katie, giving details of their planned performance at the Air Show in June. Both ladies are in training ready for their first season performing with the team, with the RAF Cosford Air Show being one of their first displays on the UK calendar. Katie said, "I'm really looking forward to my first performance at the RAF Cosford Air Show - it will be an amazing experience and I'm really excited!"

The Breitling Wingwalkers are one of the most popular display teams on the UK display circuit, flying a pair of iconic Boeing Stearman aircraft. They are another exciting addition to the flying display alongside other display teams such as the RAF Red Arrows and Swiss PC-7 Team.

With the Air Show fast approaching, and with no tickets available at the gate, those wishing to attend are being encouraged to purchase their tickets soon. Air Show Tickets, priced £25.00, are currently available from the Air Show website and selected retail outlets including the RAF Museum Cosford. Accompanied under-16s enter the Air Show for free, making the event a great family day out.

PLANS FOR 'FORWARD OPERATING BASE' AT AIR SHOW ANNOUNCED
Further details of new ground displays planned for Sunday 11th June were unveiled by Air Show organisers at a special media event held at RAF Cosford today.

As part of the Air Show's operational theme of 'Battlefield Support' this year, a special ground display is being constructed to showcase assets from the Royal Air Force in a mock-up Forward Operating Base (FOB) ground display. The 'FOB' is set to include equipment and personnel from units such as the RAF Regiment, Ground Based Air Defence and Tactical Supply Wing, to give visitors a flavour of what deployable assets the UK military has available.

Support Helicopters will also be exhibited in this area, with aircraft from the Royal Air Force and Army Air Corps expected alongside NATO partner air arms. The Air Show organisers recently announced that the Belgian Air Force will be sending their newest combat helicopter for exhibition as part of the Battlefield Support theme, the NH90 TTH. The helicopter, designed by NHIndustries, is a multi-role military helicopter designed to fulfil NATO requirements, which is operated by 13 countries across the world. The TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) version, which will be on show at the Air Show, is capable of carrying up to 20 fully equipped soldiers and various pieces of military equipment.

Air Show Operations Manager, Peter Reoch, said, "The new Forward Operating Base display is shaping up really well, and we think it'll be a must-see attraction for all our visitors on the day. We are still talking with a number of overseas Air Arms who hope to provide helicopters for display in the area alongside those already confirmed such as the NH90."

With the Air Show fast approaching, and with no tickets available at the gate, those wishing to attend are being encouraged to purchase their tickets soon. Air Show Tickets, priced £25.00, are currently available from the Air Show website and selected retail outlets including the RAF Museum Cosford. Accompanied under-16s enter the Air Show for free, making the event a great family day out.