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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 RAF Cosford 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 2017 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 have included a couple of the resident Sepecat Jaguars performing a taxi-run and a model aircraft display before the actual air display takes place. The static aircraft display usually includes some of the rare museum aircraft which are placed outside.

Cosford 2017 Airshow:

11 June - RAF Cosford Airshow 2017

The themes for 2017 include 'International Co-operation ', 'Space', and 'Battlefield Support'.




RAF Cosford Airshow 2017:

11 June - RAF Cosford Airshow 2017

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

Royal Air Force
Jaguar GR3 (S)
Tornado GR1 (S)
Harrier GR3 (S)

Royal Navy
Sea Harrier FA2 (S)

Army Air Corps
TBA

International Military
TBA

Civilian
"VAAC" Harrier T4 (S)
* BAC Strikemaster x2 (F)
Whirlwind HAR10 (F)
Pitts S2S "Muscle Biplane" (F)
Cessna O-2 Skymaster - Postbellum Foundation (S)
UH-1 Huey & OH-6 Loach (F)
Cessna O-1 Bird Dog G-PDOG (F)
Cessna O-1 Bird Dog N5308G (S)

RAF Museum
British Aerospace EAP - Royal Air Force Museum (S)


* The two BAC Strikemasters will perform a mock airfield attack with pyrotechnics.

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


Ground Displays:
There will be a wide and varied programme of activities on the ground including 'Military Displays', the 'STEM Hangar', 'The Vintage Village', 'RAF Village', a funfair, food & refreshments, and trade & exhibitor stalls.

More information on ground activities can be found here.


RAF Shawbury Movements during the Airshow:


To be announced when known.








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