Jets from the Czech Air Force will perform thrilling aerial displays in the skies over Shropshire in June, as part of the NATO 70th anniversary theme at this year’s RAF Cosford Air Show. Visitors will have the chance to see the SAAB JAS-39C Gripen perform a solo display showcasing its power and agility. Accompanying the Gripen on Sunday 9 June, the Czech Air Force will also contribute a pair of Aero L-159 ALCA aircraft to the display, which will perform an airfield attack role demonstration, accompanied with ground-based pyrotechnics.
Operations manager Peter Reoch says, “We’re very excited to have the Czech Air Force becoming the fourth nation to confirm aircraft attendance so far. The participation of the Czech Air Force is particularly notable for us due to RAF Cosford’s role as a Czechoslovak Depot during WWII, where thousands of Czech airmen enrolled to the RAF.”
Other aircraft which will be lighting up the event include the CH-47 Chinook helicopter and the Eurofighter Typhoon – plus there’s one of the only opportunities this year to see the Red Arrows before they depart on an American tour. The Air Show is an advance ticket-only event, with last year’s event completely selling out in the week prior to the show – visit cosfordairshow.co.uk to find out more.
The announcement that England is taking another step out of lockdown next week is welcome news for the events sector. Shropshire Festivals are now full