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Cosford Airshow.

RAF Cosford History
RAF Cosford opened in 1938 as a joint aircraft maintenance, storage and technical training unit and has remained mainly a training unit to this day. The Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service hospital was established at RAF Cosford from 1977 until 1980. The extensive sports facilities at Cosford, located around a banked indoor running track, became well known nationally through televised annual indoor championships that featured top athletes from all over the world.

Today Cosford is home to No. 1 School of Technical Training, No. 1 Radio School RAF, the Defence School of Photography and the RAF School of Physical Training. Flying units include the University of Birmingham Air Squadron, No 8 Air Experience Flight and No 633 Volunteer Gliding Squadron. The Wales and West regional headquarters and West Mercian Wing headquarters of the Air Training Corps are situated there, along with No 2497 (Cosford) Squadron of the ATC. There are many Sepecat Jaguar aircraft at RAF Cosford which are used for ground instructional use.

RAF Cosford is also home to the Aerospace museum which is a branch of the Royal Air Force Museum. Amongst the large collection of military aircraft is a unique collection of research and development aircraft, including one of two existing examples of the TSR2. The collection also includes early missiles and rocketry. In February 2007, the Princess Royal opened the new National Cold War Exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford which includes Britain's three V-bombers: Vulcan, Victor and Valiant and many other aircraft from the cold war period.



RAF Cosford 2016 Airshow
Cosford Airshow.

RAF Cosford holds a popular airshow every year in June, which is held traditionally on the second Sunday of the month. The show usually has attendance figures of over 50,000.

RAF Cosford is the only Royal Air Force airshow now that RAF Leuchars has become an Army base, and RAF Waddington has cancelled their airshow.

As this airshow venue has a short runway of 3,891 ft then many of the aircraft have to use the runways at nearby RAF Shawbury.

In recent years the airshow has included a couple of the resident Sepecat Jaguars performing a taxi-run and a model aircraft display before the actual air display takes place.

Cosford 2016 Airshow:

19 June - RAF Cosford Airshow 2016

The themes for 2016 include 'Speed and Evolution of the jet Engine', 'Training', and 'Air Cadets 75'.



RAF Cosford Airshow 2016:

19 June - RAF Cosford Airshow 2016

Participating aircraft:
(F)=Flying Display, (S)=Static Display

ROYAL AIR FORCE
Tutor T1EA - University of Birmingham Air Squadron [S]
Vigilant T1 - 633 VGS [S]

DEFENCE SCHOOL OF TECHNICAL TRAINING / RAF COSFORD GROUND ASSETS
Jaguar GR3 - 238 Squadron [T]
Jaguar GR1 / GR3 / T4 - 238 Squadron / AE&MTS [S]
Sea King HAS6 - 238 Squadron [S]
Harrier GR3 - Air Show Office [S]
Sea Harrier FA2 - RNAS Yeovilton [S]
Harrier T4 'VAAC' - QinetiQ [S]

CLASSIC JETS / WARBIRDS / VINTAGE
Aerospatiale Gazelle - Gazelle Squadron [F] x2
Aerospatiale Gazelle - Gazelle Squadron [S] x2
Bristol 188 - RAF Museum [S]
Fairey Delta II - RAF Museum [S]
Avro 707 - RAF Museum [S]
Various WWI Replicas - Great War Display Team [F] x2
Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5 - Great War Display Team [S] x1
DH Chipmunk - RTW2018 [S]
SA Bulldog - RTW2018 [S]
SA Bulldog - Private [S]











Accommodation:
Local hotels for the RAF Cosford Airshow
Local hotels for the RAF Cosford Airshow


Ticket Prices:
Please check with official RAF Cosford Airshow website for ticket prices and booking.


RAF Shawbury Movements during the Airshow:


To be announced when known.








RAF Cosford 2016 Press Releases:

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RARE EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT TO BE SHOWCASED AT AIR SHOW...

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR AWARD WINNING RAF COSFORD AIR SHOW...

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SPEED, TRAINING AND CADETS SET TO PULL THE CROWDS AT THE RAF COSFORD AIR SHOW...








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