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Title: RAF Cosford AirShow 1 June 2008
Post by: Allocator on May 31, 2008, 10:11:55 pm
I will be running RadarBox and sharing data tomorrow for the duration of the RAF Cosford airshow.  I don't expect to see much on the map, but I should get some aircraft in the list.  Cosford is about 25 miles from my home location.  I'll keep you informed regarding interesting contacts.

See:

http://www.cosfordairshow.co.uk/

Allocator
Title: Re: RAF Cosford AirShow 1 June 2008
Post by: Allocator on June 01, 2008, 10:23:30 am
Red Arrow on frequency inbound to RAF Shawbury for refuel, but they obviously don't have Mode S as nothing on RB, even in the aircraft list :-(
Title: Re: RAF Cosford AirShow 1 June 2008
Post by: Allocator on June 01, 2008, 12:07:36 pm
Royal Navy Historic Flight Hawker Seahawk heard on UHF, but nothing seen.
Title: Re: RAF Cosford AirShow 1 June 2008
Post by: Allocator on June 01, 2008, 12:23:25 pm
Well, the Red Arrows just flew past!  Taking a quick look at Shrewsbury before running in to Cosford.

So, definitely no Mode S then!
Title: Re: RAF Cosford AirShow 1 June 2008
Post by: Allocator on June 01, 2008, 03:56:46 pm
Well, it's just about over and I didn't see a great deal on RadarBox, then I wasn't expecting to really.  I heard most of the participants on the radio and saw some in the list, especially during the RAF "Role Demo" as shown in the shot of the list below.  I did think that I'd pick up the BBMF in the list, but as not all their aircraft have had Mode S fitted yet, it's always going to be pot luck.  One of the aircraft I did pick up in the list though was Yak 52 G-YAKN.

A very enjoyable day following the show aircraft, without getting stuck in the traffic :-)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2163/2541989772_ca9410a2d2.jpg)
Title: Re: RAF Cosford AirShow 1 June 2008
Post by: Allocator on June 01, 2008, 04:16:55 pm
The Yak team are displaying now.  I guess that aerobatics upset the Mode S altitude transmissions!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3064/2541238773_c9ff3cbb6f_o.jpg)