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[Photo] Eurofighter Typhoon with stuck nose landing gear after take off

An Italian Eurofighter Typhoon facing a nose landing gear problem solved by re-cycling it. Pretty routine.

What if the plane has trouble getting the landing gear to retract? The simplest thing to do is re-cycle it, that is to say, try to drop it back down before attempting to put it back up. It’s a pretty common procedure in aviation.

This is what the pilot of the Italian Eurofighter Typhoon taking off from Pratica di Mare airbase for the rehearsals of Roma International Air Show did on Jun. 28, as soon as he realized the nose landing gear failed to retract: he re-cycled the gear, successfully retracted it and performed the display practice as planned.

Image credit: Giovanni Maduli

 

Pilot of first Typhoon in tiger color scheme took this selfie during 14-ship Tiger Meet formation

Fantastic Selfie of the Bavarian Tigers Eurofighter Typhoon pilot.

NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) is a two-week multi-national mid-size exercise that includes all types of air-to-air and air-to-ground and a wide variety of support missions. This year was held at Schleswig – Jagel, in northern Germany.

The exercise, gathers squadrons sporting Tiger (or feline) emblems with brand new, flamboyant tiger color schemes.

Along with French Rafales, Polish F-16 Block 52+ jets, Turkish F-16Cs, and Czech JAS-39 Gripen in tiger liveries, the highlight of NTM was the first ever Tiger Typhoon, of the Bavarian Tigers.

Founded on Mar. 18, 2013, by the 741 and 742 squadrons of the German Air Force’s Jagdgeschwader 74 in Neuburg, the Bavarian Tigers took over the Tiger Spirit from the 321 Squadron / Jagdbombergeschwader 32.

The Tiger Typhoon pilot took a selfie during a mass Tiger formation featuring all the special colors that attended NTM14.

Tiger formation

Image credit: Bavarian Tigers/German Air Force

 

MiG-29 cockpit footage, dogfight with Typhoon and missile launch in one stunning Fulcrum video

“Fulcrum Drivers” features Polish Air Force Mig-29s as you have never seen them before.

Filmed by Polish Air Force pilots from 22nd Tactical Air Base – Malbork, the following video shows Mig-29 Fulcrums from a quite intimate point of view: the cockpit.

The footage, shot using GoPro cameras, brings the viewer on the Soviet Union-era fighter plane during aerobatics, formation flying, mock aerial combat against German Eurofighter Typhoons.

You can even see a quite rare live firing test of am R-60 (AA-8 Aphid) air-to-air missile.

Noteworthy, it looks like the video maker tried to censor the German Air Force roundel at 01:57 (weird!), and you can see the shadow of a small drone used to film the plane on the ground in the very first seconds of the video.

Polish Air Force has deployed four Mig-29 Fulcrum fighters to Siauliai Air Base, Lithunia, to provide Baltics Air Policing.

H/T to Matt Fanning for the heads-up.

 

NATO Tiger Meet 2014′s most fancy combat planes

NATO Tiger Meet is an annual exercise that gathers squadrons sporting Tiger (or feline) emblems. Planes that attend it, usually get painted in tiger outfits. As happened during 2014 edition in Germany.

NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) is a two-week multi-national mid-size exercise that includes all types of air-to-air and air-to-ground and a wide variety of support missions, comprising CSAR and large COMAOs (Composite Air Operations).

NTM2014 (with spotters days on Jun. 19 and 23) was held at Schleswig – Jagel, in northern Germany.

Along with the first Eurofighter Typhoon in tiger color scheme, several other aircraft attended the drills with brand new, flamboyant tiger color schemes: French Rafales, Polish F-16 Block 52+ jets, Turkish F-16Cs, and Czech JAS-39 Gripen sported cool tiger liveries.

Eurofighter Typhoon

The images in this post, showing some of the most fancy special colored combat planes, were taken by The Aviationist’s photographer Tony Lovelock during NTM2014.

Who wins?

211 Sqn CzAF

Czech AF JAS-39 Gripen 211 Sqn

 

211 Sqn JAS 39

Czech AF JAS-39 211 Sqn

 

313 Sqn

Royal Netherlands AF F-16 313 Sqn

 

F-16 31 Sqn

Belgian AF F-16 31 Sqn

 

F-16 Polaf.pdf

Polish AF F-16 Block 52+ 6 Sqn

 

JAS39 Gripen

Czech AF JAS-39 Gripen 211 Sqn

 

Mirage 2000

French AF Mirage 2000-5F ECE 05.330

 

Rafale

French AF Rafale EC 1/7

 

Typhoon taxi

German AF Eurofighter Typhoon Fighterwing 74.

 

Lear Jet crashes after colliding mid-air with Typhoon combat plane over Germany

German Air Force Typhoon and private Lear Jet involved in a mid-air in Germany.

A Lear Jet with two people on board has crashed after colliding mid-air with a German Air Force Eurofighter  Typhoon over Olsberg, in Germany.

The Learjet was a target plane operated by the “Gesellschaft für Flugzieldarstellung” (GFD), a civilian company cooperating with the German Air Force for air targeting exercises.

The Eurofighter involved in the collision was operating with another aircraft of the same type within a Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) training, in which the Eurofighters intercepted the Learjet.

The military jet reportedly safely landed at Nörvenich air base whereas the private owned plane crashed in an unpopulated area. The two on board the Lear Jet are feared dead.

Image credit: Eurofighter