DISPLAY BRIEF

Due to the airshow permission issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) with additional restrictions for 2017, the decision has been reluctantly taken to cancel the flying display for both Saturday & Sunday.

This has been a difficult decision to take and one which we have worked throughout the night and this morning to resolve with the CAA.

Having received comment from an experienced display pilot with experience of displaying here at Cosby over several years, following his display last night, he raised legitimate concerns.  These concerns have been echoed amongst the other display pilots due to fly here this weekend.

We have a duty to ensure your safety, the safety of the display pilots, aircraft and the event as a whole.

WHILST WE FULLY APPRECIATE YOUR DISAPPOINTMENT AT THIS NEWS THIS WILL NOT AFFECT ANY OTHER ASPECT OF THIS EVENT.

FROM THE EVENT ORGANISER AND THE FLYING DISPLAY DIRECTOR.

OPENING TIMES

Friday 8th September 2017
9am – 5pm

(no official airshow / re-enacment battle on this day)

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September 2017
9am – 5pm



BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk82A

SEE DISPLAY BRIEF AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

The Strikemaster was built by the British Aircraft Corporation at Warton in Lancashire. It was a light ground attack export version of the Jet Provost. It was never operated by the RAF but was used extensively by airforces as diverse as Equador, Oman and New Zealand.

Aircraft History:
This aircraft is ex Oman Airforce. The Oman Airforce operated the aircraft successfully in the light ground attack role with notable historical events such as the Dhofar War and the famous Battle of Mirbat in 1972. The Strikemaster played a crucial role in the battle and proved to be an extremely capable aircraft.

Pilot:
Mark Petrie was born in Canada, son of a Canadian Army Korean war veteran. Mark’s mum originates from Rhyl and the family moved over to North Wales when Mark was 12 where he stayed until he joined the RAF in 1978. After completing a tour on Phantom FG1’s moved on to the Tornado F2 and F3. Since leaving the RAF in 1990 Mark has flown numerous civilian airliners and currently flies the Boeing 787. Mark has flown Strikemasters since 2001.

Display Capabilities:
The Strikemaster’s engine produces 3500lbs of thrust and is a pure turbo jet which creates a noticeable noise impact! The display is designed to show the jets manoeuvrability and its high performance for a straight wing aircraft. Slow manoeuvres can easily be followed by large vertical manoeuvres. The display is carried at 4g, limiting the stress on the aircraft and pilot!

  • Reg: G-SOAF
  • Military Reg: 425
  • Serial Number: 425
  • Year Built: 1986
  • Smoke system installation: two 100 litre tanks carried on the inboard wing pylons.

Planned Sequence Full Display:

  • Top side 350 knot pass 100’, ½ Cuban back to crowd centre,
  • 5G level orbit in front of crowd 100’, exit on 45 climbing, derry turn,
  • In on the A axis for barrel roll towards the crowd, exit on the 45, derry turn,
  • In on the A axis for a barrel roll away from the crowd, exit on the 45,
  • Slow for 100 knot pass at 100’, exit midpoint on 45 slow speed climb,
  • Pitch in for loop at crowd centre, position to B axis for ¼ clover, exit on the A,
  • Large wing over returning for topside pass to 400 knot , pitch up for vertical roll exit .