The popular RAF Cosford Air Show will return to the Shropshire base on Sunday June 9, 2024
A capacity crowd of 55,000 people attended the event in 2023 and organisers are promising more of the same for 2024.
Next year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Attendees are invited to “Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom; Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground; And immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme.”
RAF Cosford Air Show Chair, Wg Cdr Justin Blackie, said: “I am delighted that we can announce the return of the air show today. It’s a highlight of the calendar and an important event for the Royal Air Force and aviation in general.
“The show remains a great way for us to engage with the public, to showcase the RAF’s capabilities and to celebrate the Service’s history while looking forward to the next generation of its people and technology. I am very much looking forward to the event and I hope to see returning enthusiasts, but also many new faces; it’s a great family day out.”
Organisers are already talking to colleagues from across Defence, partners from other nations’ air forces and members of the wider private aviation community to see what aircraft are available to display on the Shropshire base.
For the 2024 event, Standard Adult Tickets are on sale for £40 with Under-16s attending for free, when accompanied by a paying adult. This year, organisers have introduced a new scheme to freeze a limited number of tickets at last year’s price.
Marilyn Summers, the Air Show’s Commercial Director said: “We know how important it is to keep the show going for future generations. Over the last few years, prices have gone up across the board and we've felt the pinch in everything from aviation fuel to toilet hire. We have absorbed all rising costs since 2019, but this year we've had to increase ticket prices to ensure we can continue to bring you an amazing show year after year.
“We're committed to making it as affordable as possible for everyone, which is why we've frozen a limited quantity of tickets at last year’s price, to give families a great opportunity to buy tickets for only £34, saving 15% on the standard ticket price.”
Tickets for the RAF Cosford Air Show go on sale at 10am today (Friday, November 17) and can be purchased here.