The RAF Cosford Airshow is the first of the three big RAF shows of the year and this enjoyed fairly mixed as a front crossed the UK during show day. The production is introduced and narrated by Sean Maffett who provides an easy going, but informative commentary throughout.
As well as superb filming of the flying displays, there are plenty of interviews with the display crews performed before, during and after the show. The somewhat mixed weather does have an effect on the filming, it’s not quite a vibrant as it could be. However, the rain does make the Harrier look even more spectacular. The production generally follows the display order which is great as it shows the story of the show with the weather slowly getting worse though it does mean a display has been missed when Planes TV were sheltering their equipment – the Twister Duo. However, it does pick up again showing the last few displays in the pretty murky conditions making light of the professionalism of the display crews.
There’s some great on board footage on this DVD. The Tutor may often be overlooked, but seeing the aerobatics from the onbaord cameras gives a superb inpression of the work that goes into the display. The Blades Aerobatic Team also provide footage from the minicams that they have installed on their Extra 300Ls. Both are available in the interactive bonus features of the DVD.