29 Squadron at RAF Coningsby have unveiled a Typhoon aircraft with a very British paint scheme.
According to a news release from the Royal Air Force, 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.
2021 display pilot, Flight Lieutenant James Sainty said:
“I am extremely proud to be literally flying the flag in this aircraft. I am confident that air show crowds over the next two years will share some of that pride when they see the aircraft.”
Wing Commander Jim Calvert, Officer Commanding 29 Squadron said:
“We are extremely privileged to be displaying a Typhoon in stunning livery this year, demonstrating the amazing capabilities of the aircraft at venues across the UK and Europe. Special thanks must go to all personnel, RAF, Civil Servants, and industry colleagues who have made today possible.”
“This new paint scheme brings me an enormous amount of pride; I hope that feeling is shared by everyone who is lucky enough to witness it perform this year.”
The RAF say that 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 Typhoon pilots.