Two aircraft to make debuts at RAF Cosford air show

Two aeroplanes will make their first ever appearance at the RAF Cosford air show this year.

Two aircraft to make debuts at RAF Cosford air show

The Boeing C17 and Voyager planes are currently in operation from RAF Brize Norton and will be coming to Cosford for the first time on June 8.

Air show organisers also confirmed that the Vulcan plane would be returning for the second year in a row.

The Avro Vulcan XH558 is the only aircraft of its type still flying in the world.

Amanda Butcher, spokeswoman for the air show, said: "These three new aircraft make a great addition to our line-up and give us the opportunity to showcase to our audience RAF aircraft involved in current operations as well as the iconic and popular Vulcan."

The C17 is a huge transport aircraft currently used by 99 Squadron at RAF Brize Norton. The Voyager plane is used for refuelling aircrafts while in the air, but can also be used to transport soldiers and military equipment.

Other aircraft appearing at the show include the Red Arrows, the Blades Aerobatic Display Team and the Battle of Britain memorial flight.

Following on from last year's popular Medical Emergency Response Team demonstration, which saw Prince Harry in his first air show appearance, the RAF Chinook and Army Apache will return to Cosford as part of the planned six-hour flying display.

Other helicopters taking part in the flying display include the Royal Navy Lynx, with its Black Cat solo routine.

Fordetails of where to buy tickets www. cosfordairshow.co.uk

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