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



The Harvard

SEE DISPLAY BRIEF AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

The Harvard is a USAF training aircraft used for the transition from light types (like the Stearman or Cornell) to the heavy fighters like the P-51 mustang. It is two seat fully dual control powered by a Pratt and Whitney R-1340 radial 9 cylinder engine turning a constant speed propeller.

The Harvard had all the systems and complications of the aircraft it got pilots ready for but also forgiving handling in the event of errors on the part of the student, to that extent it was an incredibly popular aircraft being used by nearly every allied air force during the war and every other air force after the war. This aircraft was imported to the UK by Air Leasing LTD for its owner and fully rebuilt being finished in a California National Guard scheme which was one of the aircrafts many post-war utilisations.