Typhoon Test Pilot Nat Makepeace, who is based at BAE Systems’ Military Air & Information site in Warton, Lancashire, said:
“Looking at the display from this viewpoint really gives the viewer an idea of the incredible agility which Typhoon possesses.
“This is an aircraft which already provides air forces with a highly capable and extremely agile multi-role combat aircraft and this display demonstrates that the significant work being done to ensure Typhoon’s capability evolves to meet future threats is very well advanced.”
Nat’s display, performed throughout the two air shows, won the Steedman Display Sword at the RIAT event.
The sword is presented by the Royal International Air Tattoo in memory of the late Air Chief Marshal Sir Alasdair Steedman, chairman of the International Air Tattoo (1981-1988) for the best flying demonstration by a UK participant.
The display was intended to demonstrate the significant progress being made towards the realisation of Phase 2 and 3 enhancements for Typhoon, which will deliver improved long-range capabilities to the aircraft. Flight test programmes for the P2E and P3E packages are ongoing.
Source : www.telegraph.co.uk/