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



Spitfire IX G-LFIX, ML407 at the Victory Show 2017

Supermarine Spitfire XIV G-SPIT, MV293

SEE DISPLAY BRIEF AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

The Spitfire XIV was the ultimate wartime variant of the Spitfire. Powered by a Rolls Royce Griffon engine the aircraft had significantly more power than its Merlin powered ancestors which gave it superior performance at low level. This aircraft, serial number MV293, was built in 1945 and did not see operational service but it is painted as the mount of famous british "ace" Johnnie Johnson who was famously credited with a total of 34 victories.