This week, 29 Squadron at Royal Air Force Coningsby unveiled a Typhoon aircraft with a spectacular ‘Union Jack’ paint scheme.
The design covers large areas of the aircraft’s fuselage and wings and will be a highlight at air shows for the next two summers.
The 2021 display pilot, Flight Lieutenant James Sainty said:
A Typhoon display is a culmination of months of hard work, detailed preparation and concerted effort by the team behind the display. Whilst it is the pilot who displays the aircraft, he cannot even begin to do his role without the unfaltering commitment and backing of the dedicated group of professionals that make up the Typhoon Display Team.
Officer Commanding 29 Squadron, Wing Commander Jim Calvert, said:
The aircraft will feature at venues across the UK and overseas in 2021 and 2022. It will also be flown at RAF Coningsby where it is used to instruct trainee pilots.