Frequently Asked Questions
ON THE DAY
The RAF Cosford Air Show 2024 will be held on Sunday 9th June 2024.
You can track your order through the See Tickets Customer Service webpage.
No, tickets for the Air Show must be purchased in advance online here – no tickets will be available to purchase at the entry gates. You must not travel to the event without a pre-purchased ticket as you will not be admitted.
Children under the age of 16 are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. When purchasing a ticket you will be asked how many children are attending the show with you. This is for planning purposes only, you will not receive a ticket for an under 16.
We have a number of options available. Visit the Hospitality Page to find out more.
Adult visitors with a Blue Badge, in receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), middle or higher/enhanced rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for care and Mobility attending on the Sunday 9th June 2024, may be accompanied by a registered carer free of charge*. A child (or children) with a disability must be accompanied by a paying adult.
For more information, please visit our Accessibility Page.
As the RAF Cosford Air Show is a self-funded, not-for-profit event, we do not offer further concessionary prices.
Tickets are strictly non-refundable, non-transferable and not for resale to any third party with the exception of through our nominated ticketing partner, See Tickets.
For further information please visit See Tickets fan-to-fan resale webpage
Gates open to the public at 08:00. Timings for the flying display are currently to be confirmed and are subject to change.
The timings of the flying display are currently to be confirmed and subject to change. The showground attractions remain open until 19:00.
Road closure information for local residents will be posted on the website and social media in the run up to the event. Residents who are affected will also be kept informed by post.
Yes, there are cash machines on site which charge a small fee for withdrawals. Location details can be found in the Souvenir Programme.
Souvenir Programmes cost £10.00 each, and are sold from outlets and roaming sellers across the showground.
Yes, there a large number of toilets located across the showground for public use.
Yes, there are baby changing facilities located adjacent to the toilet blocks.
We have medical treatment facilities across the site.
No, visitors are encouraged to bring their own seating such as folding chairs or picnic blankets. (Seating is provided in our hospitality enclosures).
No, unless it is an assistance dog. The airfield is usually a very crowded and noisy environment. These conditions are uncomfortable and potentially frightening for most animals.
Due to the vast number of fire hazards located on an airfield, cooking equipment is not permitted anywhere on the Air Show site.
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food and drink to the Air Show. We do have a catering company that sells a wide range of hot and cold food should you choose not to.
Tents, gazebos and similar items are not permitted along the crowd line as they are a flight safety hazard. These items are at risk of being blown away and can cause considerable damage to aircraft and disrupt airfield operations. They also block the view of other visitors. Smaller shelters can be erected away from the crowdline but please be respectful of other visitors when positioning them.
RAF Cosford has a no smoking policy. Please do not smoke or vape on the showground.
The operation of remote control devices and unmanned aircraft systems is not permitted by law at airfields. Restrictions of Flying Regulations will be established under Article 239 of the Air Navigation Order 2016. As such no small unmanned aircraft systems/drones shall be flown at this location or within a 6-mile radius of the airfield.
TRAVEL & PARKING
The postcode TF11 8UP will guide you to the local area, however, once you start seeing signs for the RAF Cosford Air Show, please turn off your satellite navigation and follow the event signage. The Air Show traffic plan is designed to get you into the event as fast as possible.
Yes, parking is included in the price of admission.
All visitors’ parking is on grass, however, there is a small amount of concrete available which is reserved for disabled parking and motorbike parking. Please note disabled parking is filled on a first come, first serve basis.
There is a limited amount of off-base car parking to the North East of the airfield. Our traffic management team will adapt to the conditions and flows on the day, therefore we can never guarantee where cars will be parked. However, the majority of vehicles coming from the East and South will be parked on the airfield, and those coming from the West and North will be equally split between on and off base.
Motorbike parking is available on a small amount of hard standing ground on the site, however, the security of the motorbike is the sole responsibility of the owner. Please follow the signs for motorbike parking on your approach to the event.
The restriction is by size and weight rather than the type of vehicle. Vehicles up to 7M in length and 7.5t gross weight are permitted into the car park. If your vehicle is larger or heavier, please do not travel to the airfield in it. Please note, as parking is on grass, we are unable to guarantee the ground state.
Due to the one-way traffic system put in place for the Air Show, you are not able to drop off/pick up passengers at the airfield. The BP garage on the A41 is the closest location you will be able to access without entering the Air Show one-way traffic system.
The one-way traffic systems put in place to assist visitors getting into the show are usually reversed around 13:00 which will allow exit through Gate 2. Gate 4 (exit off the A464) will only be open from approximately 08:00 until approximately 10:30 during the inbound phase. If you have not reached the lights on the A464 controlling entry onto site, you would be best advised to carry on and follow the alternate signs for Air Show site access. This gate will not open for departures until the flying display has finished, which will be approximately 18:00. All vehicles arriving through Gate 4 will be parked on base. If you have arrived through Gate 4 and need to leave the event before 18:00, you must make your way to Gate 2.
With the Cosford train station less than 300m from the entrance to the Air Show, travelling by rail is one of the most convenient ways to arrive.
The RAF Cosford Air Show is accessible by rail and Cosford station is adjacent to the airfield, only two hundred metres from the action. However, we expect train services and the station itself to be extremely busy on Air Show day, and queue systems will be in place to help keep passengers moving as safely and efficiently as possible. We advise visitors to allow extra time for their journey and to check train times before travelling. Staff will be on hand to help you at the station, so please be patient.
Please note that this train station does not have disabled access.
Yes, there are facilities to park your bicycle, however, the security of the bicycle is the sole responsibility of the owner. Bicycles are not permitted for use on the showground.
A number of coach companies operate trips to the Air Show. We post the list of companies in the Coaches section.
If you are looking at arranging a coach trip to the RAF Cosford Air Show, please visit the Coaches section..
The list of confirmed participants for the RAF Cosford Air Show 2024 will be posted on the What’s on page. Aircraft will only be added to this confirmed list once we have received written confirmation of their attendance.
The timings for the flying display will be available in the Souvenir Programme on the day. Timings are not released in advance as they are subject to change.
There are a number of reasons why an aircraft may have to cancel its appearance at the event. These include operational commitments & aircraft serviceability, which are outside the control of the Event Organiser.
Yes, from Friday 7th June until Monday 10th June there will be increased aircraft activity and noise in the local area of RAF Cosford. For more details contact us.
There is a disabled car park with a dedicated hosting team to ensure disabled visitors are well looked after at the air show. The disabled car park is connected via a hard-standing taxiway to the main thoroughfare of traders, exhibitors and ground displays. Follow the nationally recognised ‘wheelchair’ symbol to be directed to the disabled car park; visitors should clearly display their blue disabled badges as soon as you get to the Air Show direction signs to be directed toward the correct entry point. Please note, the disabled car park is filled on a first come, first served basis, with limited spaces available.
Event Mobility Charitable Trust will be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors to the show. To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair you can book online at the Event Mobility Website in due course.
Unfortunately, the Cosford train station does not have disabled access. We cannot recommend the use of Cosford train station to people who are unable to manage steps.
Assistance and guide dogs are welcome to the Air Show, no other dogs or pets are permitted. Please note the Air Show site is usually very crowded, noisy and often very hot. These conditions are uncomfortable and potentially frightening for most animals.
Yes, disabled toilet facilities are available at various locations across the show ground and next to the disabled parking area.
If you are an accredited member of the press and wish to contact us about our media opportunities, please visit our Media Centre.
There are many local hotels and campsites in the local area. Please visit the local Tourist Information site for information on local accommodation.