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FEATURE: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 Media Launch

The Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show 2017 was launched to the media on Tuesday 29th March. Cosford is the Royal Air Force’s only Air Show of the year and this year marks four major themes; Battlefield Support, International Cooperation, Space and the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Paul Johnson/Flightline UK reports from a slightly foggy Shropshire. Photography as credited. Though it may lack a huge sprawling concrete airfield, RAF Cosford remains a very important station within the Royal Air Force’s organisation. It is the home to RAF Engineering hosting No 1 School of Technical...

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AIRSHOW NEWS: RAF Typhoon Display Team Display Dates 2017

The RAF Typhoon Display Team have released their display schedule for the 2017 Display Season. May 18th – RAF Shawbury Landowners Day 27th – SKYLIVE Airshow, Durham Tee Valley Airport 27th-28th – Duxford Air Festival June 3rd-4th – Torbay Airshow 9th-10th – Helsinki, Finland 11th – RAF Cosford Air Show 17th-18th – Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Day 30th-2nd July – Goodwood Festival of Speed July 1st-2nd – Wales National Airshow, Swansea 8th – RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 14th-16th  – Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford 20th – RAF Honington 20th. – RAF Marham 21st-23rd – Sunderland...

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AIRSHOW NEWS: Welshpool Airshow – a date for your diary!

The Bob Jones Memorial Airshow is always an exciting and fun day for the whole family to enjoy and this year will be no exception.  Added to thrilling and breathtaking displays in the skies we have the Transport Festival with its wide ranging exhibits of cherished classic and vintage cars, motorbikes, buses and industrial vehicles. Other attractions on the day will include helicopter rides (during which you will see Welshpool and the Airport in a very different way), trade stands, activities for the children and stalls (some of which sell teas, coffees and food). Something for everyone. Aircraft confirmed so...

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AIRSHOW NEWS: Red Arrows confirmed for both days of Wales National Airshow

WORLD class aerobatic team the Red Arrows will be returning to Swansea for the Wales Airshow this summer. The Red Arrows will be taking to the skies on both days of the free Swansea Council event on Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2. Officially known as the Royal Air Force aerobatic team, the Red Arrows have performed over 4,700 displays in more than 50 countries across the world since the 1960s. It’s also been announced that Swansea University will be the Wales Airshow’s main sponsor this year. Frances Jenkins, Swansea Council’s Strategic Manager for Culture, Tourism, Marketing and...

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AIRSHOW NEWS: Belgian Air Force on board for the Scampton Airshow

An F-16 fast jet from the Belgian Air Force has become the first international aircraft to be confirmed in the flying display at the inaugural Scampton Airshow in September. The aircraft, which is performing at the dynamic new airshow at RAF Scampton from 9-10 September, will join the RAF Red Arrows and Typhoon in the five-hour flying programme. The F-16 Fighting Falcon has been flown by Belgium since 1979. Although its examples are among the oldest still in service, a series of major upgrades mean that they remain very capable fighters. Two Wings of the country’s Air Component operate...

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