With June 9th’s RAF Cosford Air Show now just over a month away, the organisers have announced that the event will celebrate 65 years since the first flight of the BAC Jet Provost, with displays in the air and on the ground. The Jet Provost served the RAF for nearly 40 years as a flying training platform, on which thousands of RAF fast-jet pilots honed their skills.
In the air, there will be a trio of aircraft performing a formation flying display together, including a Jet Provost T.3 in the colours of the RAF Red Pelicans display team – a predecessor to the Red Arrows team of today. Thanks to the participation of the RAF Museum, and a number of civilian aircraft operators, visitors will be able to see a chronologically arranged display of Jet Provost aircraft, from the initial T.1 design, through the T.3, T.4 and Strikemaster armed variant. A Piston Provost – a predecessor of the jet-powered type – will also form part of the display.
Air Show Director Clive Elliott said: “We are delighted to have this exciting display to celebrate the Jet Provost through the decades. We look forward to seeing them take to the Shropshire skies, as well as getting up close to these great aircraft in the static display.”
Tickets, priced £29.00, are currently available from the www.cosfordairshow.co.uk , RAF Museums in Cosford and Hendon and selected Tourist Information Centres. Accompanied under-16s enter the Air Show for free. Entrance is by advanced tickets only, tickets will not be available on the gate.