RAF Falcons Wow the Crowds at RAF Cosford Air Show

On Sunday 10th June 2018, the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team performed at the Cosford Airshow, the RAF’s only official Air Show and one of the country’s top aviation events.

Members of the crowd watch the RAF Falcons descend through the skies of Shropshire
Members of the crowd watch the RAF Falcons descend through the skies of Shropshire

At approximately 11:30am the Team kicked off the show with their magnificent display, as the RAF Falcons jumped from their Dornier 228 aircraft at 9,000ft entertaining thousands of people as they descended through the skies of Shropshire.

The RAF Falcons perform their famous canopy stack
The RAF Falcons perform their famous canopy stack

This year’s Air Show was particularly extra special as the event was also celebrating the Royal Air Force’s 100th birthday, something which the RAF Falcons are very proud to be a part of!

“As a 'first year Falcon' on the Team, this is a new and exciting experience, however the highlight for me this season will be the chance to display up and down the country helping celebrate RAF100. It has been a dream of mine to join the RAF and to be a part of the RAF Falcons, and I hope I can inspire the future generation to follow in my footsteps.”

Sergeant Shane Phipps
First Year Falcon

Perfect blue skies for the RAF Falcons to complete their parachute display
Perfect blue skies for the RAF Falcons to complete their parachute display

On the 1st April 2018, the Royal Air Force launched RAF100, a national campaign to mark its 100th year. The centenary itself will feature events like the Cosford Air Show, activities and other initiatives running nationwide from April to the end of September 2018.

The RAF Falcons proudly jump with the RAF100 flag
The RAF Falcons proudly jump with the RAF100 flag

The Team have a very busy display schedule ahead of them, so make sure you keep an eye on the RAF Falcons Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for the latest information and pictures!

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