I created the following image (using Photoshop) stitching 5 pictures of the F-2000A Typhoon of the Italian Air Force I took at Jesolo Air Show rehearsal on Jun. 10, 2011 (the 2nd one being the famous “Typhoon & the moon” one).
Typhoon’s rate of turn enables the F-2000 to perform all its display within 1 km radius of the center of the display area.
At Air Extreme 2011, test pilot Maj. Raffaele Beltrame of the 311° Gruppo of the RSV (Reparto Sperimentale Volo – Italian Test Wing), based at Pratica di Mare airbase, flew same display flown at Aero India 2011, at Bengaluru that you can see from inside the cockpit in the following interesting video:
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