10th June 2018, RAF Cosford, Shropshire

Last updated: April 17, 2018 at 12:33 pm

The Cosford Air Show is the only RAF’s annual airshow in 2018. Cosford airfield is actually fairly small and has retained the character of an old RAF base. Today it’s home to the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering as well as a branch of the RAF Museum. As such the site is full of former RAF equipment for trading the ground trades of the armed forces as well as the collection from the RAF Museum.

2018 Theme – RAF 100

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 Cosford’s 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.


Images from 2017 Event

Essential Show Information


Official Airshow Website

Ticket Information

Event News/Press Releases

Latest Aircraft Participation

Royal Air Force

  • Red Arrows – BAE Systems Hawk T1 x 9 (F)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (F) RAF Typhoon Display Team/29(R) Sqn
  • Panavia Tornado GR4 (F) RAF Marham
  • Grob Tutor T1 (F) 6 FTS
  • Boeing Chinook HC6 (F) RAF Chinook Display Team
  • Grob Tutor T1 (S) University of Birmingham Air Squadron
  • Panavia Tornado GR4 (S) Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering
  • BAE Systems Hawk T1 (S) RAF Shawbury Storage Flight
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Avro Lancaster B1 (F)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Supermarine Spitfire (F)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hawker Hurricane IIc (F)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Douglas Dakota III (F)
  • RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team (F)

Belgian Air Force

  • Agusta A109BA (F) (TBC) A109 Display Team

Royal Netherlands Air Force

  • McDonnell Douglas KDC-10 (FP)
  • Airbus Helicopters NH90NFH (S)

Pakistan Air Force

  • Lockheed C-130E Hercules (S)

Polish Air Force

  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum (F)

Polish Navy

  • PZL M28R Bryza (S)

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Types

  • McDonnell Douglas F-4K Phantom FG1 (S) GJD Services Ltd
  • BAe Harrier GR3 (S) RAF Cosford Air Show Office
  • Gloster F9/40 Meteor (S) RAF Museum
  • Slingsby T61F Venture T2 (S) Saltby Flying Group
  • de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T10 (S) Private
  • de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T10 (F) Private
  • BAC Jet Provost T5 (F) Jet Aerobatics
  • BAC Jet Provost T5 (S) Private
  • BAC Jet Provost T3A (S) Private
  • BAC Jet Provost T3 (S) Private
  • Westland Gazelle HT2/3 x 2 (F) Gazelle Squadron
  • Westland Gazelle HT2/3 (S) Gazelle Squadron
  • English Electric Lightning F53/6 (S) Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre
  • Westland Whirlwind HAR10 (F) LiftWest
  • Westland Whirlwind HAR10 (S) Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group
  • Bristol 171 Sycamore (F) Flying Bulls
  • Westland Wessex HAR2 (S) RAF St Mawgan
  • Westland Sea King HAR3 (S) HMS Sultan/Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering
  • Blackburn Buccaneer S2B (S) GJD Services
  • de Havilland Devon C2 (S) RAF Museum
  • Percival Pembroke C1 (S) RAF Museum
  • Percival Provost T1 (S) Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering
  • SEPECAT Jaguar GR1 (S) Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering
  • SEPECAT Jaguar GR3 (S) Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering
  • Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 (S) Private
  • Scottish Aviation Jetstream T1 (S) RAF Museum


  • Boulton Paul Defiant I (S) RAF Museum
  • Hawker Fury I (F) Historic Aircraft Collection
  • Hawker Nimrod II (S) Historic Aircraft Collection
  • Hawker Hurricane I (S) P3717/Bygone Aviation Ltd
  • Hawker Hurricane I (F) P9202/Air Leasing Ltd
  • Supermarine Spitfire I (F) Imperial War Museums/Aircraft Restoration Company
  • Supermarine Spitfire Vb (S) Historic Aircraft Collection
  • Supermarine Spitfire PRXI (F) Hangar 11 Collection
  • Supermarine Spitfire XIV (S) Air Leasing Ltd
  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain (S) Aces High
  • North American P-51D Mustang (S) Norwegian Spitfire Foundation/Boultbee Academy
  • North American/Noordyun Harvard IIB (S) Hurricane Heritage Ltd
  • de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth (S) Finest Hour
  • de Havilland DH87b Hornet Moth (S) David Weston
  • de Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide/Dominie (S) D&M Miller
  • Bristol Blenheim 1F (F) Aircraft Restoration Company
  • Great War Display Team – Avro 504 (F)
  • Great War Display Team – RAF SE5a (F)
  • Great War Display Team – RAF BE2c (F)
  • Great War Display Team – Sopwith Triplane (S)
  • Great War Display Team – RAF SE5a (S)
  • Gloster Gladiator I (S) RAF Museum
  • Morane-Saulnier Type N Replica (S) Ridley’s Aeroplane Co
  • Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter (S) RAF Museum
  • Bristol M1C (S) RAF Museum
  • RAF BE2e (S) (TBC) WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust


  • Eurofighter Typhoon FSM (S) BAE Systems
  • Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II FSM (S) Lockheed Martin
  • MBB Bo105C (F) Flying Bulls
  • AeroPro EuroFOX 912 (S) RAF100 GBNZ Expedition
  • Airbus Helicopters H145 (S) Midlands Air Ambulance

AIRCRAFT” – New Addition, (F) – Flying Display, (S) – Static Display, (F/S) – Flying and Static Display, (FP) – Flypast Only, (V) – Visiting Aircraft, (SP) – Support Aircraft, “AIRCRAFT” & (TBC)Participation To Be Confirmed by Organiser

CREDITS: Great War Display Team ; Belgian A109 Display Team ; RAF Tutor Display Team ; WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust