Not only does RAF Cosford Air Show offer you an exciting and thrilling Air Display, we also aim to keep the whole family entertained with a wide and varied programme of activities on the ground.
From the thrills of the Fun Fair, the RAF Museum, Static Aircraft displays, Military Exhibitions, Craft Fair, we are sure you will find something to suit the whole of the family.
After the excitement of the Air Displays, don't be in a rush to leave us. All of the ground exhibits, stalls, fun fair and the RAF Cosford Museum will be staying open till 6:30 pm for your enjoyment.
Free Radio Arena
This year the Free Radio Arena is a ground display arena with demonstrations from the Royal Air Force Band, a Field Gun competition and many more. Updates will appear here as attractions are confirmed
RAF Cosford is the home to a number of RAF, Defence and several civilian organisations. However, by far the largest number of RAF Cosford employees are involved directly or in support of the delivery of military training of some sort. Several training schools are at the site and between them they are responsible for the provision of all Phase 2 and some Phase 3 training for the RAF trade specialisations of Aeronautical Engineering, Information and Communication Technology and Physical Training; the Defence school provides training in photography for the 3 Armed Services.
The training provided at Cosford prepares military personnel for careers in their specialist trade and for the performance of trade tasks on deployed operations.
RAF Cosford is home to the following units/organisations:
- HQ Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering (DSAE).
- RAF No 1 School of Technical Training (Part of the DSAE).
- No 1 Radio School (Part of the Defence School of Communication and Information Systems (DSCIS)).
- Defence School of Photography (Part of the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre (DISC)).
- RAF School of Physical Training.
- University of Birmingham Air Squadron (UBAS).
- No 8 Air Experience Flight (AEF).
- HQ Wales and West Region Air Training Corps.
- HQ West Mercia Wing Air Training Corps
- HQ Combined Cadet Force Training and Evaluation Support Team West.
- No 633 Volunteer Gliding School (VGS).
- The RAF Museum.
Come and meet your Armed Forces and see what we do. You may even get the chance to try out some of the latest equipment for yourself. Visit the Military Displays Page
Exhibitors, Craft Fair
RAF Cosford Air Show has proven to be a regular attraction for exhibitors both local and national.
You will find many stands ranging from military exhibitions, car dealerships, charitable organisations, clothing suppliers, model Aircraft and much more.
The thrills are not only to be found in the Air, you will find something to excite the whole family with all the fun of the fair.
RAF Museum Cosford
The Museum's aim is to preserve an important part of Britain's national aviation heritage and to display it for future generations. The War Plane Collection includes British, German, American, Japanese and Argentinian aircraft, all with an important place in the development of military aviation. Cosford's Missile Collection includes unique, early German experimental missiles. The collection charts the history of this type of weapon from early concrete and wooden examples to today's state-of-the-art technology.
(The information above has been sourced from the RAF Museum Cosford official website.)