Olympic Air

From the Eurofighter Typhoon to the Goodyear Blimp, see what’s flying at the 2012 Olympic Games.

(Senior Aircraftman Neil Chapman, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012)

Typhoon Fighters

(Geoffrey Lee, Planefocus Limited)

According to the BBC, at least four RAF Typhoon fighters will be deployed to RAF Northolt in west London, the first time fighters have been based at that airfield since World War II. (Preparations included removing a section of hedge at the airfield because it was at risk of catching fire from the Typhoons' jet blast.) The fighter jets will be on standby to prevent a 9/11-type terrorist attack. See a clip of a security exercise, here.

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