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Typhoons over Grand Canyon

Old 9th Jan 2015, 18:54
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Typhoons over Grand Canyon

Some great imagery of 1(F) en-route to Red Flag. Good luck on the Ex.

RAF Typhoons fly over Grand Canyon en-route to Nevada for Exercise Red Flag | Daily Mail Online
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 19:00
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Is Typhoon a comfortable jet, relatively speaking, in which to spend a few hours?
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 19:22
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Do you think there are any with no.3 in position?
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 19:28
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Must be one of those Nimrod formations they were on about in another thread; two aircraft in adjacent Altimeter Setting Regions.
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 19:31
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"Same way, same day", what's the problem?
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 19:51
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Yeah, slightly less roomy than the might Fin, but the seat is much more comfortable and less lower lumbar crunching!
And it's far easier to tank in, what with all the SEP and the FCS, so that makes any trail less fraught (caveat: you can f&&& it up all the same however).

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Old 9th Jan 2015, 19:58
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Great pictures. Thanks for posting.

Yes, the seat is as comfortable as an ejection seat can be - a bit hard by necessity.

Good to see some positive News about the RAF.

Here's to the folk doing the job.
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 20:51
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Do you think there are any with no.3 in position?
Thought the same thing, must be one of the Nav crossovers that went to Typhoon!

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Old 9th Jan 2015, 23:04
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Some video from the same trail on the RAF YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJtr0rEP62E


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Old 9th Jan 2015, 23:42
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Do you think there are any with no.3 in position?
Probably. But who cares? It wasn't an official photo shoot. I wonder if they maintained perfect close formation for the entire transit. If I'd been lead I'd have kept them in echelon port for the entire trip. No, really.
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Old 10th Jan 2015, 00:14
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I promise to try harder in future, my friend. Ready for a Trappers ride any time. As long as I'm in front.
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It's obvious. Two flights of two in close proximity...

They do look sharp oner that beautiful piece of real estate
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Old 10th Jan 2015, 00:34
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Would the aircraft do the entire transit from Lossie to Nellis non stop? It must be the best part of 12 hours with the Pilots in one position, DVT, Liquids, food and all that!
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Old 10th Jan 2015, 02:14
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Typhoons over Grand Canyon

I'd say 2 is tight, and therefore 3 is in the correct position 😀
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Old 10th Jan 2015, 07:32
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TTH,

Cheers. I wonder how being reclined for long periods in other jets (16 etc) was.

Great shots btw.
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Old 10th Jan 2015, 10:10
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It's sort of hidden in the story. It was done over 4 legs
1 Lossiemouth to Lajes
2 Lajes to Bermuda
3 Bermuda to Eglin
4 Eglin to Nellis
I am a bit surprised at the 13 refuellings though (unless you count the ones on the ground!)
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Keeping topped off makes a lot of sense.
You've never had fuel problems well out over the water, have you Navy?
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Old 10th Jan 2015, 11:22
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Would the aircraft do the entire transit from Lossie to Nellis non stop? It must be the best part of 12 hours with the Pilots in one position, DVT, Liquids, food and all that!
My best was 10.15 one way and 10.35 back the other the next day in an F3 during GW1, don't know about DVT but it was a pain in the arse.
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Old 10th Jan 2015, 11:28
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Black Sheep One - and there you have the real lesson. Always best to be a little tight, it'll be the other guy who always gets the flak!

(I blame the whip myself).
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