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Culpeper Air Fest 2018


I attended the 2018 Culpeper Air Fest on October 13th for the first time. Although I had known about this show, I never made arrangements to attend as it is just over 100 miles from my home and a long travel day. I agree with their tagline that it is “The best little airshow in the east”. It is only held one day and reserves Sunday for a rain date. From their website, “The Culpeper Air Fest is funded by Culpeper Air Fest Foundation- A 501 c(3) non-profit charitable organization chartered to promote aviation education, awareness and support in Culpeper, VA.” This annual event is the biggest in the community.

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Dissimilar Formations, With Warbirds Included…

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"Dissimilar formation" is a term used to describe a formation with at least two different types of aircraft in it.  At air shows with military themes, a common practice is to team warbirds and active military aircraft together, in formation.

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MASDC/AMARC Warbirds Part II

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Here are some views of the "Boneyard" - otherwise known as MASDC or AMARC during the 1980s and 1990s.  How many of these aircraft types have you seen active, and in the air??

Crew Training of the RAF in Cosford

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RAF Cosford opened in 1938 as a technical school of the Royal Air Force. Today in Cosford, about 120 aircraft can be used for training. A probably unique project in Europe, one that uses former military jets to train the mechanics of the RAF. In addition, mechanics of allied air forces are also educated and trained.

Furthermore, there is the museum of the RAF in Cosford, which contains more than 75 perfectly restored aircraft.

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