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RAF Cosford Air Show 2019

Thousands of aviation enthusiasts turned out for this year’s RAF Cosford Air Show.

An estimated crowd of 55,000 watched some of the world’s best known display teams take to the Shropshire skies. The six-hour flying programme began with the RAF Falcons Parachute Display team who performed their signature manoeuvres above excited crowds

RAF Falcon in the air

One of this year's themes was recognising the role of women in aviation and military history, to mark the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and 25th anniversary of the full integration of women into the Royal Air Force. A lifestyle and vintage village highlighted the important role of women in the RAF with re-enactments throughout the day.

Re-enactors in WWII uniform
Re-enactors at the RAF Cosford Air Show

Chief of staff for the event, said: “Our themes were key for the show and as well as the superb displays in the air, the celebrations on the ground have been just as important."

Squadron Leader Martin McCaffrey

Pilots from NATO member states showcased their country’s finest aircraft. The Typhoon didn't disappoint crowds with its show-stopping display. A first for Cosford, the Czech Republic's Gripen also wowed the crowds. 


Typhoon display
The Typhoon

The Swiss Hornet delighted the crowds with power, noise and breathtaking manoeuvres during its display.

Swiss Hornet
Swiss Hornet

The show had something for everyone, with numerous traders, funfairs and ground displays. We were also lucky enough to find the next generation of Red Arrow Pilots!

Three children in Red Arrow Suits

See you all next year, save the date - 14 June 2020.

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