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KC135R
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by KC135R » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:49 pm

Could anyone confirm the registrations of the Red Arrows aircraft, and the aircraft used in the "Great War" display, please? They are the only holes in my log from today :clap:

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by rh226 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:59 pm

Red Arrows courtesy of SWAG.
Parked on Golf are Red Arrows Hawk T.1/As XX177, XX232, XX244, XX245, XX278, XX310, XX311, XX319, XX322 ..departed at 11:17 to Cosford as "Red Arrows"
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by KC135R » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:04 pm

Thank you very much, most useful! :thumb:

Tom

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by martmpf » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:20 pm

John flightpath wrote:
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.

Cheers for the info.
John 'flightpath'.
To be fair, the commentator on "PlanesTV" stated that the lowest the B-52 was permitted to overfly was 1,000FT and the cloud base was lower, or at least the pilot could not see enough to run in. He/She did try!

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by mark.alan.barnes » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:54 pm

Well, it's always good for a day out but:

Cancelled, unable to display, technical problem:

Falcon's Display Team (40 mins of attempting to get in but a bit dull waiting, imvho).
Hangar 11 Mustang (I was looking forward to seeing that one!)
Gnat Display Team (Didn't even hear an announcement but did spend most of the afternoon glued to my scanner)
Sea Vixen (as above)
B52 (Heard it and was listening to comm's)

What I did like:

BBMF, Hurricane especially, very good.
Typhoon - Wow!
Chinook - Why was that a LOT quieter than when they fly near my house? Is it a newer model/rotors or something?
RAFAT: Flat display so cross that off the things to see. Love the 'Swan' formation and liked the King Air flypast too.
Chipmunk: What a display! Best of the day, for me, lost on the masses, I fear!

What I didn't like:

Some right, bell end selfish people attempting to leave the show and driving down the parking positions and pushing in. Top full on knobs include a '12' plate white Range Rover Sport and a Red Kia Sedona. A Toyota taxi also involved. Traffic marshaling could be improved. These poor excuses for humanity should be thrown to the bears for the entertainment of those of us with some degree of manners and decorum.

Pity about the weather and the near three hour drive back to Rugby (via Wolves, Walsall, Great Barr then M6) but I'll be back next year.

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by John flightpath » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:58 pm

Appreciate that, just so frustrating.At least there is nothing wrong with my 'Brittany Spears'. Couldnt hear the commentary from where I was stood so didn't understand the no show. Well maybe they will still be hanging around Fairford when RIAT is on.

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by John flightpath » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:01 pm

For the lucky people who did see it for a split second the B52 was 60-0037

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by jaydean » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:28 am

John flightpath wrote:For the lucky people who did see it for a split second the B52 was 60-0037

Cheers
John 'flightpath'.
Someone saw it????????? :lol:

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by David Robison » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:00 am

Hi . The Great War Display consisted of....
Junkers CL1's 1801/18 and 1803/18.
Fokker Dr1 Dreidekker's 403/17 and 556/17.
Sopwith LC-1T Triplane N500.
RAF. SE5a F8010 'Z' and 80105 '19'.
RAF BE2b 687.

Can anyone confirm the Typhoon was ZK 354 and
The serials for the Chinook, Apache and the two Gazelles .

Cheers and thanks.
Dave Robison.

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by SCARECROW » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:08 am

Typ was ZK354 U/M Chinook was ZH893
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by EGVP » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:09 am

Thanks for those Dave, I was just about to ask for the GWDT!

Typhoon was indeed ZK354, Chinook was ZH893, Apache flying was ZJ223, and our Gazelles were G-CBSI and G-CBSK :)

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by NotPennysBoat » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:31 pm

Well that was one of the worst airshows I've ever been.
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by EGVP » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:43 pm

Why? Because it wasn't wall-to-wall fast jets, the weather wasn't clear blue sky, it took you more than 2 minutes to get out of the venue, and some aircraft cancelled?*


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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by luke28 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:55 pm

Probably a mixture of all that, add in the big gaps between displays, the awful commentary and the lack of information regarding cancelled displays and it all felt a bit flat, probably was the worst airshow I've been too aswell.

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by NotPennysBoat » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:55 pm

luke28 wrote:Probably a mixture of all that, add in the big gaps between displays, the awful commentary and the lack of information regarding cancelled displays and it all felt a bit flat, probably was the worst airshow I've been too aswell.
Summed it up perfectly.

Was like it was organised by a toddler. Did they just expect us to not notice 5 planes not turning up?

My opinion on it is 'kind' compared to a lot of comments I've seen about it!

But yes, unfortunately, Cosford 2016 was extremely poor.
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by EGVP » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:01 pm

NotPennysBoat wrote:Did they just expect us to not notice 5 planes not turning up?
I doubt it. It's a good job the commentary mentioned most of them, I suppose.

Sea Vixen and Gnat Team were both reported at the same time. BBMF Dakota I seem to remember was mentioned on Facebook, and I think it was mentioned when the BBMF fighters turned up. I didn't hear anything about Teichmann's Mustang, though. Ahh well. :roll:

Good luck organising next years' event, as it's clear you can do better based on your comments. http://www.cosfordairshow.co.uk/contact.php

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:41 pm

Reminder / reality check.

Airshows are not organised purely for whingeing "enthusiasts" - they are a public event for the general public.

As per Chris' comment - if you don't like it then put yourself forward as an organiser

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by luke28 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:27 pm

The 'general public' are annihilating the event on Social media, us 'whinging enthusiasts' have been a bit fairer in our critisism.
As usual at the first sign of critism and the standard 'organise an airshow yourself' line gets brought out, show organise work extremely hard, Peter Reoch and the team at Cosford had a lot to contend with but does that mean tha the show should be free of criticism?

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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by MRTT » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:32 pm

Don't suppose anybody has got the TB30 registrations?
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Re: Cosford Air Show 2016

Post by luke28 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:34 pm

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