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Typhoon Low Landing

Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:20 pm

I haven't seen this posted here, and thought it was quite hair-raising.

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RE: Typhoon Low Landing

Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:02 am

WOW, that was close. Love the first comment  

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RE: Typhoon Low Landing

Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:59 am

I think that is RAF Waddington....there are quite a few videos of aircraft landing taken from that spot.
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RE: Typhoon Low Landing

Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:38 am

It was a news story a few weeks ago.
The enthusiasts were rather too, well enthusiastic and were in an area with warning signs about low flying aircraft - but they were not trespassing.

News report;

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;

In related news, the legendary 617 Sqn, The Dambusters, will stand down as a Tornado GR.4 unit in late 2014 but recommission in 2016 as the first RAF F-35B Sqn.

[Edited 2013-08-09 01:45:09]

[Edited 2013-08-09 01:50:55]
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RE: Typhoon Low Landing

Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:50 am


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.


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