This is the first Typhoon I've seen in 41(R) Sqn colours, an Operational Evaluation Unit, it also has Tornado GR.4's and until 2010, Harriers.
The Typhoon OEU was 17(R) Sqn but that unit will now be the F-35B OEU.
Apparently they call this area of the perimeter the 'head chopper'.
As seen here, watch out for the Vulcan at the end;
garysted From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4150 times:
I was a few miles away at Coningsby that day when that Typhoon departed and went to Waddington. The approach into Waddington over the A15 is notoriously low and the fence/hedge has been clipped by fast jets on more than one occasion. As GDB says above, they're no breaking any rules, so they can't really be moved on, but you have to question the intelligence of anybody who stands directly inline with the approach lights. I've stood to one side and photographed there many times but would no way stand directly underneath. The approach was lower than normal, despite what the MoD said after it was plastered all over the UK media for a day or so, but it was still on the runway.