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



Hawker Fury FB11 G-CBEL, SR661

SEE DISPLAY BRIEF AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

The Hawker Fury, or Sea Fury, was a post war design derived from the Hawker Tempest. It is one of the fastest piston engined fighter ever made and utilises a Bristol Centaurus 18 engine with an output of nearly 2,600 horsepower.

The aircraft was originally designed as a carrier based aircraft for the royal navy but later sold to a number of air forces as a land based fighter, this aircraft is one of those land based types converted from an original aircraft and sold to the Iraqi Air Force and given the designation "Fury ISS". The aircraft is painted as one of the prototype "Furies" serial number SR661, this aircraft first flew in September 1944.