Spitfire and Typhoon Synchro

Spitfire and Typhoon Synchro Display

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a Typhoon and Spitfire from RAF Coningsby will fly together in a unique synchronised display.

The powerful Eurofighter Typhoon, flown by Flt Lt Ben Westoby-Brooks from 29(R) Squadron, will mirror the iconic Supermarine Spitfire flown by Flt Lt Antony ‘Parky’ Parkinson from the BBMF at speeds of up to 300mph.

The pair will start the display in close formation before breaking into separate elements to complete wingovers, rolls, derry turns and head-on low level passes.

The stark contrast between the aircraft is highlighted in line astern formation with the elliptical wing of the Spitfire immediately pursued by the piercing delta of the Typhoon. Though generations apart, these seemingly disparate world class fighters have a rare harmony connecting the past and the present. Both epitmise the cutting edge technology of their era’s, with outstanding performance and firepower.

Spitfire and Typhoon Synchro

The Spitfire, together with the Hurricane, were the iconic fighters of the Battle of Britain and protected the United Kingdom from impending invasion. That task of securing the skies now lies with the RAF’s proven and formidable Typhoon’s, ready to scramble at a moment’s notice on Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) at both RAF Coningsby and RAF Lossiemouth. These Front Line fighters depend on the crucial support provided by the many trades within the RAF and joint forces to achieve control of the air. This integration and teamwork is as important today as it was 75 years ago.

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