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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby EGVP » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:46 pm

bizfreeq wrote:
Richard B wrote:Lot of rain has fallen over the central region this week with more to come.
thunderstorms and heavy rain into the weekend,
Cosford will have metal matting down to drive on to the field I understand, how it will cope off the trackway who knows.
Brollies being the order of the day for Sunday.


Met office showing overcast both weekend days with only a 10% chance of rain on either.

The organisers have no worries according to posts on UKAR.
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby John flightpath » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:01 am

Its also worth noting that in the event of the show being cancelled, for reasons beyond the control of the organisers, ie, the weather. There are no refunds. I remember 2011 when everyone was admitted at the gates, the weather was terrible, the heavy rain never let up. No flying except for 2 Tornadoes who passed at high speed and disappeared over Wales, never to be seen again.

Fingers crossed for Sunday :unsure:

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby luke28 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:05 pm

RAF Hercules added for a flypast..
Flypasts at the show looking decent.
B-52 to do 3 flypasts and not just a single pass.

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby beefsteak » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:59 pm

IMMSC at RIAT a few years back the B52 did a fly past, another aircraft did a display, then the buff came through again. This may have happened a third time, but I've been to bed a few times since then.
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby Supra » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:19 pm

'Plan A' is to take-off from Fairford & over-fly Cosford, turning to pass over Skrydstrup in Denmark. Then descending over Cosford for a missed-approach at Reykjavík. Iceland before turning over Newfoundland for a fast-pass over Cosford en-route Fairford for a late bath! :thumbs:
Punters at Cosford are urged to take a blanket & torch for the 3rd pass & warned that it will only carry-out the third pass if suicide numbers at the Air-show are acceptably low? :O
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby WZ744 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:38 am

beefsteak wrote:IMMSC at RIAT a few years back the B52 did a fly past, another aircraft did a display, then the buff came through again. This may have happened a third time, but I've been to bed a few times since then.

Wasn't it the Vulcan that took off and displayed before the B52 returned? I seem to remember the B52 overflying the Vulcan on the 24 threshold.

Going down to Cosford shortly for more arrivals, yesterday was quite nice with the Typhoon and Belgian 109 entertaining us :thumb:
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby rdchawk » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:47 am

Cosford being streamed live http://planestv.com/live
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby Blue Diamond » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:11 am

WZ744 wrote:
beefsteak wrote:IMMSC at RIAT a few years back the B52 did a fly past, another aircraft did a display, then the buff came through again. This may have happened a third time, but I've been to bed a few times since then.

Wasn't it the Vulcan that took off and displayed before the B52 returned? I seem to remember the B52 overflying the Vulcan on the 24 threshold.

Going down to Cosford shortly for more arrivals, yesterday was quite nice with the Typhoon and Belgian 109 entertaining us :thumb:
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby beefsteak » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:19 pm

That's it, IMMSC I've got a shot of both of them trailing 'chutes (Only 1 buff though)..................... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby Mike » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:40 pm

As far as I know there's never been 2 B52s in a RIAT flying display, both the Vulcan and a B52 were airborne at the same time in 2010 though.
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby John flightpath » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:02 pm

Has anyone got a display frequency for Cosford ?

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby wave scanner » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:00 am

Try these?

Approach
135.875 / 376.425
Tower
378.65 / 128.650
Ground
241.4

Common Air Display Frequencies:
121.175, 130.675, 132.90, 130.50, 130.625, 134.55
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby Apollo » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:02 am

rdchawk wrote:Cosford being streamed live http://planestv.com/live

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby MRTT » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:40 pm

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby John flightpath » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:31 pm

B-52 no show, ( although I could have sworn I heard it fly over the top !!)
A400 M No show.

Sad to say it was not a great show this year :(

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby ChrisGilligan » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:37 pm

The A400 did show..albeit earlier than the scheduled start to the flying display. It certainly crept up on us and I only just caught it myself.
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby John flightpath » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:47 pm

In that case I stand corrected Chris. I must have been going through the hangars at the time :S

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby EGVP » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:57 pm

The B-52 showed up too. Just that unless you were looking in the right place at the right time, you wouldn't have seen it. I think it was out of cloud for half a second.
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby John flightpath » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:21 pm

EGVP wrote:The B-52 showed up too. Just that unless you were looking in the right place at the right time, you wouldn't have seen it. I think it was out of cloud for half a second.


Well that was a lot of :grr: use. I thought i'd heard it fly over. Must have been a 'stealth' move.

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Postby ChrisGilligan » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:25 pm

John flightpath wrote:In that case I stand corrected Chris. I must have been going through the hangars at the time :S

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To be fair you didn't miss a great deal! Just one level pass never to be seen again.
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