As part of the retirement “celebrations” for the Harrier two aircraft have been painted with commemorative tails. Having deployed to Ark Royal a few days before they were due back on the 24th. A trip to Cottesmore (my last) was in order.
First launch of the day.
The RAF Typhoon display was flown this year by Flt Lt Tim Clement. He had two aircraft at his disposal, a T.1 in 29 Sqn marks and an F.2 in 3 Sqn colours. He flew both over the weekend.
There are those who say the Typhoon display lacks dynamic impact this year. I dont! Although I do think the flat display is better for photography, the display is about showing the aircraft’s capabilities rather than providing good photographs. It has to be said though that all RAF Air Defence fighter displays seem to follow a basic format (probably by necessity). The display flown to close the days flying was a very welcome change.
Take-off is always dramatic (more…)