On Sunday the 14th August 41 Members and friends departed from Risley Park at am on Route to Cosford Air Show , the weather was slightly overcast but it looked good for the day .
We arrived at Cosford after a hold up on the motorway with traffic lined up on the hard shoulder slowly moving forward well stayed in this queue
for over an Hour and a half only to find as we got to the slip exit at Junction 3 the off side lane was closed of for the use of coaches only?? So we had no need to sit in the queue but after that we sailed though the traffic in a dedicated lane all the way to the coach park. (we will know if we go again).
After that we had a fantastic day The air display was restricted to low flying displays due to the low cloud but the Red Arrows were perfect as usual as were all the other displays including the Vulcan There was so much to see both in and out of the Museums Hangars we didn't have time to see it al.l
About 5pm it started to spit with rain but not enough to dampen the days events . We left the show at 5 to 6 and was home about 8:15
A good day was had by all
I copied these 9 shots from the web of Cosford's Air Show Images from Sunday
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Spectacular aerial displays and death-defying stunts from the likes of the Red Arrows and the Breitling Wing Walkers thrilled an estimated crowd of more than 55,000 at Cosford Air Show.
and while much attention was understandably focused on the skies, ground displays also celebrated key dates in history, such as The Victory Village, which commemorated the 1945 allied victory in Europe.
The imposing TSR2 aircraft had been wheeled out of the museum and placed outdoors, providing an even better view of a plane project that was controversially cancelled 50 years ago. Celebrity guests at the show included Carol Vorderman, who this year has been given the role of Air Cadet Group Captain Ambassador.
She is the first female honorary Group Captain Ambassador to the organisation and said she was truly honoured to have the role.
But it was the air displays that people came to see – and those began with performances by large model aircraft.
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"Grandson with 89-year-old war veteran." - taken at Cosford, by Chris farmer from Burton-on-Trent"Grandson with 89-year-old war veteran." - taken at Cosford, by Chris farmer from Burton-on-Trent
RAF-COSFORD 14 JR 01.JPGOscar Antcliff, three, from Kingswinford, in a the cockpit of a Jaguar
RAF-COSFORD 14 JR 93.JPGAn F/A-18C Hornet from the Swiss Air Force in action
The largest of these scale models was a Bleriot monoplane, which was 60 per cent of the original size.
Among the full-scale aircraft that entertained the crowd were two Hurricanes and two Spitfires which performed a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
That was followed later in the day by a rare appearance from a Messerschmitt BF109, which clashed with the British planes during the Battle of Britain.
The Red Arrows unveiled new display formations at the show called Spitfire and Blackbird.
Spitfire was a tribute to the people who have secured our skies over the past 75 years, while Blackbird was based on the shape of the American SR-71 plane, known as The Blackbird.
There was also a graphic demonstration of aviation speeds then and now, as a 400mph Spitfire was followed by a 1,400mph Typhoon jet which seemed to crack the sky with the roar from its engines.
Also bringing things back up to date was an F18-C Hornet.
An appearance from the Breitling Wing Walkers, orange bi-planes that each had a very brave woman performing on the top wing, caused plenty of excitement among the show-goers.
There was also an appearance by a variant of Britain’s first ever jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor, which entered service in July 1944.
This aircraft provided an interesting counterpoint to tA high-energy display to please the crowds by Rich Goodwin’s Muscle Biplane
“I think the World War Two planes are the most interesting because that was such a period of transition in aircraft design.”