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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7210 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17697328

Did any of you hear this?.

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User currently offlineskysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

"Richard Coglan, who was in Bath at the time of the incident, said: We saw the Eurofighter [Typhoon] circle the helicopter at very slow speed using full thrust just to stay up."


Full thrust eh? Hmmmm.

Had a friend post on my FB that he heard a loud 'boom', now we know what it was!

Cheers



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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7210 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

If a Typhoon needs full thrust to keep up with a helicopter, then we have got a problem  

I suspect that the problem was "cornering" to stay within the same county.


User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

Quoting skysurfer (Reply 1):
Full thrust eh? Hmmmm.

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.

Now if the UK still had Harriers...
 


User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 930 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 4251 times:

Quoting chuchoteur (Reply 3):

Now if the UK still had Harriers...

Which would not be on QRA as the RAF frames were never intended as interceptors. They could probably slowly circle the heli...30 minutes after the situation had been resolved one way or another.


User currently onlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4190 times:

I heard it  that was a first for me but as soon as I saw on facebook the range of the bang I knew what it must be 


Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7917 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 week ago) and read 4164 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.

[Edited 2012-04-12 18:07:20]


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15478 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4092 times:

Quoting skysurfer (Reply 1):
Full thrust eh? Hmmmm

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.



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User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

I'm guessing he was indeed using lots of power. When the aircraft is at a very high AOA, to achieve such a slow speed, it needs loads of power to keep out of a stall.


Cheers
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13046 posts, RR: 78
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3813 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?


User currently offlinePowerslide From Canada, joined Oct 2010, 556 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 9):
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?

There were daily CAP flights during the Winter games in 2010 in Vancouver. I'd imagine the Typhoons would be flying everyday for the duration of the games.


User currently offlineMasterBean From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

I heard the bang, the doors to the non existent balcony shook. I thought it was a pikeys 306 GTI starting up but clearly it was much cooler than that.

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