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June 23, 2016

RAF’s Typhoon fighter arrives at Kinloss Barracks in Scotland

The Royal Air Force's (RAF) Typhoon fighter has landed at Kinloss Barracks in the north of Scotland for the first time.

By Srivari Aishwarya

RAF

The Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Typhoon fighter has landed at Kinloss Barracks in the north of Scotland for the first time.

The A I Sqn Typhoon has arrived as part of an exercise to test emergency response procedures of RAF personnel in the event of a Typhoon having to divert from RAF Lossiemouth.

During the exercise, personnel from Fire Section practised their actions after the use of the Runway Hydraulic Arestor Gear, alongside ground engineering personnel.

The exercise also saw participants dealing with an aircraft with hot brakes.

RAF Lossiemouth Operations Wing executive officer squadron leader Rob Coffey said: "As we had not had to use Kinloss for a real Typhoon diversion since its inception as a Relief Landing Ground, we planned this exercise in order to practise our procedures and aircraft recovery actions.

"All of our procedures worked well and the exercise provided excellent training for the RAF personnel based at Kinloss."

"All of our procedures worked well and the exercise provided excellent training for the RAF personnel based at Kinloss, as well as the Typhoon crews at RAF Lossiemouth."

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Powered by two Eurojet EJ200 engines, the Typhoon is a foreplane delta-wing, beyond-visual-range, close air fighter aircraft with surface attack capability.

The aircraft’s quadruplex fly-by-wire flight control system has an automatic low-speed recovery system (ALSR) which provides the pilot with visual and audio low speed warning.

Using a computerised digital fly-by-wire system that provides artificial stabilisation and gust elevation, a pilot will control the aircraft.


Image: RAF’s Typhoon fighter at Lossiemouth’s Relief Landing Ground (RLG). Photo: courtesy of SAC Laura Bullas.

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