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RAF Cosford set to welcome more than 50,000 visitors

The RAF Cosford Air Show is set to welcome more than 50,000 visitors on Sunday to showcase the work of the Royal Air Force.

File photo of the RAF Cosford Air Show Credit: Ashok Saxena / Demotix/Demotix/Press Association Images

The event includes both with interactive ground displays and flying displays from a diverse array of aircraft.

Carol Vorderman, who will again be flying in to visit the show, said "This is a great day out for all of the family!"

The Air Show team have also recently announced a number of additions to the flying programme, including the rare appearance of a United States Air Force strategic bomber, the Boeing B-52H, which will be performing a number of flypasts.

Other aircraft recently confirmed also include a RAF Puma HC2 helicopter and RAF C-130J Hercules which will both be appearing at the show.

Despite this week's wet weather, organisers are confident that the rain won't cause them any issues.

The airfield has great drainage and the ground is still firm despite this week's heavy rain.

As a precaution we've got extra trackway coming into the car parks and around the showground this year, so our visitors shouldn't face any problems.

The weather forecast for the weekend is very good so we expecting to match last year's sell-out crowds.

– Clive Elliott, Air Show Director

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