The Typhoon wasn't exactly designed to run circles at low speed around a distressed helicopter... fighter jets find it hard enough to keep up with light aircraft, so I guess he was high AoA with loooots of power.
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7975 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4558 times:
Quote: "It was doing really tight, slow circles and it suddenly put on full power and the noise was unbelievable, it was really blasting it out, and then it moved a bit further on and it did another slow turn.
Typhoons are loud! All fighter jets are loud, but Typhoons are ear-shattering, in fact even Su-30s, while creating a minor earthquake when they fire up the afterburners, are quiet when compared to Typhoons.
Back side of the thrust curve? Or just uninformed witnesses.
Quoting NoUFO (Reply 6): Typhoons are loud! All fighter jets are loud, but Typhoons are ear-shattering,
Having stood about 400 feet from one at full throttle (and other fighters as well) I can say that the Typhoon is the loudest I've heard. It almost transcends mere noise with all of the vibration that completely dominates everything else around you.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13385 posts, RR: 77
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4207 times:
I wonder if the suburban residents, clustered around RAF Northolt, in NW London, are quite ready for when a flight of Typhoons deploys there for the Olympics?
Being more used to BAe-146's, BAe-125's, biz jets, mostly light helicopters from the old Battle Of Britain airfield/
Though they'll be on QRA, they'll have to arrive, afterwards leave but presumably do some practice take offs and landings before the actual QRA goes operational?