Jetting into the island

  • Jet set: four Royal Air Force Typhoon jet fighters touched down at LF Wade International Airport yesterday, accompanied by an RAF Voyager tanker, which refuels the aircraft in flight (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Jet set: four Royal Air Force Typhoon jet fighters touched down at LF Wade International Airport yesterday, accompanied by an RAF Voyager tanker, which refuels the aircraft in flight (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Four Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets and an RAF Voyager tanker land on island yesterday (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Four Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets and an RAF Voyager tanker land on island yesterday (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • A Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jet comes into LF Wade International Airport. Four of the jets, with an RAF Voyager tanker, landed on the island yesterday (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    A Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jet comes into LF Wade International Airport. Four of the jets, with an RAF Voyager tanker, landed on the island yesterday (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • A Royal air Force Airbus A330 Voyager tanker aircraft heads in to LF Wade International Airport. It accompanied four RAF Eurofighter Typhoons to the island yesterday (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    A Royal air Force Airbus A330 Voyager tanker aircraft heads in to LF Wade International Airport. It accompanied four RAF Eurofighter Typhoons to the island yesterday (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)


A flight of Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets touched down at the airport yesterday.

A spokeswoman for airport operators Skyport said the visit by the four jets was “a routine stop”.

The Typhoons were accompanied by a Voyager Airbus 330 tanker/transport, which is used for inflight refuelling.

The Typhoon, which went into operational service in 2003, made its combat debut in 2011 when the RAF took part in the military intervention in Libya.

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Published Jan 18, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 18, 2019 at 8:05 am)

Jetting into the island

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