Typhoon Practice Jim Peterson April 2018

By Iain Ashmore


April 2018 saw a number of photographers looking to the skies as Jim Peterson went about his practice runs for the 2018 Typhoon display.


Jim Peterson 


Jim became a Typhoon pilot in 2006 and took up a position as a ground school and simulator instructor pilot in the Typhoon Training Facility at RAF Coningsby. Where he was posted to XI Sqn Where he conducted Quick Reaction Alert duties in the UK and Falkland Islands and also flew on active operations abroad.

In 2015, Jim joined 29 Squadron as a Flying Instructor. Outside of display flying he plays an active role on 29 Squadron teaching student pilots.

Jim considers it to be a ‘great honour’ to be able to display the aircraft in what is a milestone year – the Royal Air Force’s Centenary celebrations. He designed the display himself to show off the Typhoon’s immense power and acceleration and ensure that the display team’s catchphrase of #BringTheNoise is represented.

You can feel the passion brought by Jim and the team when you view the display. They have certainly achieved what they set out to do.

You can hear the roar and feel the ground vibrate as Jim passes overhead.

The Typhoon is due to display at the following airshows in 2018;

17       Shawbury Landowners Day
31       *RAF Valley Families Day

02-03 Torbay Airshow
09       *RAF Benson
10       RAF Cosford Airshow
16-17 Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Airshow
22       *RAF Linton Graduation
23-24 Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Day
28       *RAF Wittering
30       Llandudno Armed Forces National Day
30-01 Wales National Airshow

07       Yeovilton International Air Day
12-13 Goodwood Festival of Speed
13-15 Royal International Air Tattoo
26       *RAF Marham Families Day
26       *RAF Honington Families Day
27       *RAF Coningsby Families Day
27-29 Sunderland International Air Show
28       Scotland’s National Airshow, East Fortune

11-12 Blackpool Airshow
11-12 Newcastle Festival of Flight, Northern Ireland
16-19 ‘Airbourne’ International Air Show, Eastbourne
23       Clacton Air Show
25-26 Radom International Airshow, Poland
30       *RAF Cranwell

01-02 Scottish International Airshow, Ayr
01-02 Airwaves, Portrush, Northern Ireland
08-09 Belgium Air Days, Kleine-Brogel AB
15-16 NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days
22-23 Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow

* = RAF Families Days which are NOT open to the public.


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