RAF Typhoons pilots spotted roaring at low level over Peak District

Real life Mavericks! RAF Typhoons pilots are spotted roaring at low level over Peak District just like Tom Cruise in new Top Gun movie

  • The RAF fighter jets were seen flying in the sky near the village of Hathersage in the picturesque Peak District
  • Ace pilots were captured on camera performing low level flying manoeuvres in the national park on Thursday
  • The Typhoons bear the insignia of the RAF’s No41 Squadron, which is based as RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire
  • This is the moment 皇家空军 Typhoons were spotted roaring through the Peak District at low level just like 汤姆·克鲁斯 in his new Top Gun movie.

    In a scene reminiscent of the Hollywood blockbuster, three fighter jets just a few hundred feet apart from each other tore through the picturesque national park in Derbyshire last Thursday.

    The breathtaking sight was captured on camera by grandfather Richard Bowring, who snapped the planes as they zoomed over his head near the village of Hathersage.

    All three aircraft were being put through their paces by their pilots, leaving the retired telecommunications engineer and amateur photographer as a delighted spectator.

    Insignia on the aircraft indicate they were from the RAF’s No41 Squadron, which is the Typhoon Test and Evaluation squadron based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

    理查德, from Stoney Middleton in Derbyshire, said he had been hoping to spot a different aircraft when he saw the jets in the distance.

    The three RAF Typhoons were spotted roaring through the air near the village of Hathersage in the Peak District last Thursday

    The three RAF Typhoons were spotted roaring through the air near the village of Hathersage in the Peak District last Thursday

    飞机, which are based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, flew at low level above the countryside in Derbyshire, wowing spectators

    飞机, which are based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, flew at low level above the countryside in Derbyshire, wowing spectators

    It was a scene reminiscent of the new Top Gun movie starring Tom Cruise, a series famous for its dramatic scenes showing fighter jets in the air. The insignia of No41 Squadron can be seen on the tail wing of this aircraft

    It was a scene reminiscent of the new Top Gun movie starring Tom Cruise, a series famous for its dramatic scenes showing fighter jets in the air. The insignia of No41 Squadron can be seen on the tail wing of this aircraft

    Richard Bowring said he had been in the national park expecting to see a different aircraft, but as he was about to give up he spotted the three Typhoons in the distance

    Richard Bowring said he had been in the national park expecting to see a different aircraft, but as he was about to give up he spotted the three Typhoons in the distance

    The fighter jets can be used by the RAF for both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, and are capable of breaking the sound barrier

    The fighter jets can be used by the RAF for both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, and are capable of breaking the sound barrier

    RAF Eurofighter Typhoon

    全体人员: 1/2

    长度: 52 英尺

    通过使用实际 HAPS 设备的长期传播测量: 35 英尺

    Empty weight: 24,251 磅

    Gross weight: 35,274 磅

    Max takeoff weight: 51,809 磅

    Powerplant: 2 x Eurojet EJ200 afterburning turbofan engines

    Max speed: 1,320 英里每小时

    范围: 1,800 英里

    Combat range: 863 英里

    Service ceiling: 65,000 英尺

    Armaments:

    枪: 1 X 27 mm Mauser BK-27 revolver cannon with 150 回合

    Hardpoints: 芬兰对加入北约的支持激增记录 13, 8 x under-wing; 和 5 x under-fuselage pylon stations; holding in excess of 19,800 lb of payload.

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    ‘I’d been hoping to picture an Airbus Atlas A400 which I’d seen on a flight tracking app,’ 他说.

    ‘When it hadn’t appeared after 20 minutes I was thinking about going home when I suddenly saw three dots in the distance.

    ‘I could hear the roar of their engines as they got closer and I just started taking pictures.

    ‘They were flying quite low to the ground and were just a few hundred feet apart when they banked back round through the valley.

    ‘It was very exciting and it’s unusual to see three so close together.

    ‘They often practice manoeuvres over Derwent Reservoir and I’ve found a good place to take pictures of them as they come through the valley.

    ‘As the planes flew past me almost at eye level I was able to take some very clear pictures of the pilots inside the cockpits.

    ‘It was a bit like watching the real-life Top Guns.

    Built by BAE Systems, the Eurofighter Typhoon is designed for both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat.

    It is capable of reaching speeds of up to 1,320 英里每小时, fast enough to break the sound barrier and cause sonic booms that can shake windows from miles away.

    In February people across the North West of England had the windows of their homes rattled when a Typhoon went supersonic.

    The jet was off the coast of Southport, 默西塞德郡, when it created a huge bang as it broke the speed of sound.

    BAE Systems said the aircraft, which took off from RAF Coningsby, was part of flight testing alongside the RAF and apologised for any alarm caused.

    The firm said the Typhoonregistered as Apollo 11 – had been operating in an offshore range area but the sound may have travelled due to ‘climatic conditions’.

    The jet was part of the Typhoon development programme, which is part of the UK’s attempts at safeguarding national security.

    The three aircraft were put through their paces by the pilots, performing manoeuvres in the air at low level while staying just hundreds of metres apart from each other

    The three aircraft were put through their paces by the pilots, performing manoeuvres in the air at low level while staying just hundreds of metres apart from each other

    被描述为“奶酪的维维诺”: 'When it hadn't appeared after 20 minutes I was thinking about going home when I suddenly saw three dots in the distance. I could hear the roar of their engines as they got closer and I just started taking pictures'

    被描述为“奶酪的维维诺”: ‘When it hadn’t appeared after 20 minutes I was thinking about going home when I suddenly saw three dots in the distance. I could hear the roar of their engines as they got closer and I just started taking pictures

    他加了: 'It was very exciting and it's unusual to see three so close together. They often practice manoeuvres over Derwent Reservoir and I've found a good place to take pictures of them as they come through the valley'

    他加了: ‘It was very exciting and it’s unusual to see three so close together. They often practice manoeuvres over Derwent Reservoir and I’ve found a good place to take pictures of them as they come through the valley

    The amateur photographer said it was like 'watching the real-life Top Guns', 说: 'As the planes flew past me almost at eye level I was able to take some very clear pictures of the pilots inside the cockpits'

    The amateur photographer said it was like ‘watching the real-life Top Guns’, 说: ‘As the planes flew past me almost at eye level I was able to take some very clear pictures of the pilots inside the cockpits

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