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RAF Typhoons gather interest in Australia

Image shows RAF aviators and Royal Australian Air Force personnel in hangar with Typhoon.

The presence of Royal Air Force Typhoons on Exercise Pitch Black has generated a great deal of interest.


Among those to visit 6 Squadron have been members of the India Air Force and Australian Air Force Cadets who both tool the opportunity to visit the Royal Air Force detachment and see a Typhoon FGR4 up close.

Image shows group of Royal Australian Air Force personnel in hangar with RAF Typhoon in background.

The Indian Air Force are among 17 nations participating in the major exercise and have deployed four Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to Australia.

Image shows group of RAF aviators standing by Typhoons on an airfield.

A group of 60 cadets from the local Australian Air Force Cadets Squadron were also shown around a jet by RAF pilots and engineers.

The cadets always love seeing Air Force aircraft and with Pitch Black being and all the different countries being here it’s fantastic for them to see something they don’t normally get to see.

We’re very grateful, and it’s certainly fantastic for the cadets. I was more than happy to write our training programme off for the night for them to have this experience.

Warrant Officer Brennan
Commanding Officer 801 Squadron (Australian Air Force Cadets)

Members of the public were also able to meet RAF aviators at an Open Day at Royal Australian Air Force Darwin and see both Typhoon and Voyager aircraft.

Image shows young Royal Australian Air Force Cadets with RAF aviator in Typhoon cockpit in the hangar.

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