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RAF TYPHOON TO FLY AT FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT

An RAF Typhoon, the potent multi-role combat aircraft in service with the Royal Air Force, is to feature in the display line-up for the Festival of Flight at Biggin Hill on 13th June. It will be flown by Flight Lieutenant Westoby-Brooks of 29R Squadron based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.  In a specially devised aerial scenario marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this year, the Typhoon will be joined by a Spitfire of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to bring together in formation a fighter of the 1940’s era with its direct successor 75 years on. “This will be a unique photographic opportunity for spectators.  The planned formation will say much about the aerodynamic design of the Spitfire in being able to formate with the sophisticated 21st century high performance Typhoon” says show organiser Colin Hitchins. The Typhoon FGR4 provides the RAF with a highly capable and extremely agile combat aircraft, with a capability for deployment in the full spectrum of air operations, including policing, high intensity conflict as well as peace support. On the ground, following the popularity of the arena and stage at the 2014 Festival, these have now been scheduled to take leading roles in an action-packed programme during the morning and early afternoon.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Michael Traboulsi, the arena and stage will provide top class entertainment leading up to the start of the flying display programme. For show ticketing, see Festival website www.bhfof.co.uk or call 01689 300005 (0930 – 1730, Mon to Fri) to purchase.