The RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 will feature a unique mix of aircraft, spanning the 100-year history of the Royal Air Force, which will be showcased in the flying display and in our special RAF100 static exhibition. This is a never before seen collection of aircraft that gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the revolution of air power over the last 100 years.
Here you'll find the complete list of all the exciting aircraft that are officially confirmed for display at the RAF Cosford Air Show 2018. The aircraft are listed by which era of Royal Air Force history they correspond to, part of our RAF100 Vision.
We aim to update this participation list on a regular basis, with aircraft added when written confirmation from their operator is received. Most military aircraft will not be able to confirm their attendance until Spring 2018, so keep checking back for more information!
Many of the ground displays at the Air Show this year will be focused on our unique RAF100 static exhibition. Our ambitious vision for this important celebration means there will be even more attractive and exciting things to see and do on the ground this year, over and above our highly popular attractions.
Our hangar displays allow you to see behind the scenes at RAF Cosford and discover what training to become qualified RAF Technicians and Engineers looks like! With a number of military units based at RAF Cosford this is your opportunity to get hands on and find out what life in the Royal Air Force is really all about. There will be displays from the Defence School of Aeronautic Engineering, No.1 Radio School, Defence School of Photography, RAF School of Physical Education and many more.
Over the past 5 years, our STEM Hangar has grown to become a must-visit attraction at the Air Show. Showcasing the best that the RAF, Industry and academia have to offer in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, the STEM Hangar is an ideal chance to get real hands on experience of what it is like to be in some of the most diverse and exciting careers available. Gather information about future education opportunities and see just where your passions for all things STEM could take you..!
We know our visitors love visiting our Vintage Village each year, as we transport them back in time with classic vehicles, period entertainment and a vintage tea room. So for 2018 we're expanding and hosting 3 different villages! These form part of the special RAF100 static exhibitions and tie in with our RAF100 celebrations.
As well as looking at the history of the Royal Air Force, our RAF Village will showcase the very best of today's Royal Air Force. You'll be able to explore the range of RAF Careers available as both a Regular or Reservist. As well as hands on displays and exhibitions – including a mock-up Chinook helicopter - a number of Royal Air Force display teams will have a ground presence in the RAF Village, including your chance to meet the RAF Red Arrows pilots!
2018 marks the Royal Air Force's centenary, and throughout the year there will be numerous events across the United Kingdom to Commemorate, Celebrate and Inspire as part of 'RAF100'. With Royal Air Force Cosford hosting the Royal Air Force's only official Air Show, our event forms a key element of the RAF100 celebrations.
Our mission for the Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show 2018 is to create the most spectacular and interactive Air Show tribute to the Royal Air Force's centenary. Headlining the RAF100 celebrations at RAF Cosford will be a unique ground display involving 100 aircraft (representing 100 years), showcasing the history of the Royal Air Force in chronological order across the airfield site. The display will be arranged in four zones, each covering key events of the past century. This will enable visitors to walk the site and journey through the history of the Royal Air Force, and aviation as a whole. Returning visitors will recognise elements of our highly popular 'Vintage Villages' represented in each zone, where visitors will be immersed in the period's history.
RAF100 will be the sole theme for the flying display at the RAF Cosford Air Show 2018. With 100 years of history to cover, the programme will include a huge number of historic Royal Air Force aircraft. The flying display programme will be flown in chronological order immersing our visitors in the RAF100 story and showcasing how aircraft and air power has developed during the last 100 years.
This will truly be a spectacular tribute to the world's oldest independent Air Force.
The RAF Cosford Air Show offers one of the most exciting opportunities in the year to entertain customers, colleagues or friends. Whether you wish to host corporate clients or celebrate & thank staff in one of our luxurious VIP enclosures or want to enjoy the show with family and friends in a crowdline marquee and garden, we can provide the perfect venue and the best entertainment.
Ideal for both families and enthusiasts being centrally located on the crowdline ensuring a fantastic view of the display. Freshly made picnic- style produce served from the marquee is available to purchase throughout the day including hot & cold drinks, real ale & pitchers of Pimms. You are, of course, very welcome to bring along your own picnics too!
New for 2018: Online Booking!!! To book your places for Cosford Club please click here.
Frank Whittle Chalet
This VIP chalet situated alongside the Station Commander's guest enclosure provides a more informal corporate experience and is ideal for hosting guests with families. It's also a perfect package for family groups and treating someone special! To book your place in the Whittle Chalet, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01902 377922.
The Trenchard Chalet is perfect for entertaining corporate clients, sharing a garden area with the Station Commander's Enclosure giving you and your clients access to key military & aerospace guests for unique networking opportunities. The chalet is also a perfect venue for couples and groups of friends to enjoy the Air Show with sumptuous dining and stimulating company. To book your place in the Trenchard Chalet, please contact us via email at email@example.com or call 01902 377922.
Hospitality Quick Check List
Welcoming over 55,000 members of the public, the RAF Cosford Air Show is the largest one-day event in the Midlands. With over a kilometre of Trade and Exhibition space this is an opportunity to showcase your goods you won't want to miss. If you would like to discuss Trade and Exhibition opportunities further, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trade Space Application Form
Our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths hangar is one of the most popular areas of the show for people of all ages to visit. With interactive displays targeted towards younger generations looking to join the fields, the STEM Hangar is an ideal location for highlighting your organisation to like-minded individuals and encourage young people in to the fields of STEM. For more information in how to get involved in our STEM Hangar please contact the Air Show Office at email@example.com
Catering and Refreshments
All public catering and refreshments at the RAF Cosford Air Show are provided by MPM catering and we cannot accept applications from individual catering vans/companies wishing to attend. If you would like to contact MPM catering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
RAF Cosford Air Show offers unparalleled opportunities to promote your company. Whether you are a major brand wishing to reach an affluent audience of 55,000, a local company hoping to raise awareness of your services, or a defence supplier waving the flag for the Royal Air Force, there's something to suit all budgets.
Choose from our range of existing packages or let us create a tailor-made package to help you achieve your specific aims. Our current sponsors range from international brands, key players from the defence industry & education sector and local businesses.
"Off the shelf" packages include the Souvenir Programme, Air Cadet Village, Aircrew Hosting and Public Information. Our highly popular STEM packages offer great value for money. Over the past three years the Vintage Village has become one of the most popular showground attractions, as part of our RAF 100 celebrations there will be three commemorative Villages, all of which are available for sponsorship.
New and exciting sponsorship choices include the RAF Lifestyle Hangar and the opportunity to become Air Show Photographic Partner.
This is just a selection of what we can offer with prices to suit all budgets. Please get in touch to talk about the right package for your company to suit your aims and ambitions.
For further details on sponsorship or advertising your company at the RAF Cosford Air Show please contact our Deputy Director Marilyn Summers on 01902 377922 or email email@example.com