A British Airways aircraft was borrowed for training by the RAF Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon team last night around London.
In a very cool chain of events, the aircraft departed Heathrow and commenced on a training session, to help the Typhoon pilots get some valuable practice for real situations.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
British Airways Aircraft Borrowed for RAF Training Around London…
The British Airways aircraft utilised for this training with the RAF was G-TTNB, one of the airline’s Airbus A320neo aircraft.
As per data from Planespotters.net, G-TTNB is a 5.6 year old aircraft which was delivered to the carrier back in April 2018.
Of the A320neo variant, the airline has 20 of them, of which all of them are in active service.
The British Airways aircraft departed London Heathrow at 2136 UK time last night under an RAF callsign called “CHARIOT”.
Following it’s departure, the aircraft headed into an area that the QRA Typhoons regularly operate from, where practice interceptions were made by them.
WOLF0011 and WOLF0012 were the RAF Typhoons involved in the training practice involving the British Airways Airbus A320neo from London Heathrow.
After around one hour and 45 minutes of flight, G-TTNB landed back into Heathrow, following the completion of the training by the Coningsby-based Typhoons.
Heathrow Airport apologised for any inconvenience ahead of the exercise due to the additional noise that would take place over the approach path etc.
What a cool little item from last night!
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