Photos & Video: RAF Typhoons, Voyager Leave

January 7, 2015

The Royal Air Force [RAF] aircraft that arrived in Bermuda yesterday [Jan 6] left the island late this morning, while another set of aircraft touched down on the island a few hours after they departed.

The four Typhoons and one A330-200 Voyager tanker traveled from Lajes, Azores and are headed for Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to participate in Red Flag, which has been billed as the “largest and most complex air warfighting exercise in the world.”


The Nellis Air Force Base’s website describes the Red Flag operation by saying, “Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space, and cyber forces of the United States and its allies.

“The exercise is hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range — the U.S. Air Force’s premier military training area with more than 15,000 square miles of airspace and 2.9 million acres of land.

“With 1,900 possible targets, realistic threat systems and an opposing enemy force that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world, Nellis AFB and the NTTR are the home of a simulated battlefield, providing combat air forces with the ability to train to fight together in a peacetime environment, and to survive and win together.”

In addition to US Air Force and UK RAF aircraft, the Royal Australian Air Force participates in Red Flag.

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  1. Leon says:

    Thanks! Are they still here???

    • Seriously?! says:

      Just in case you missed the big bold title of the article or the pics within the article you commented on, the Typhoon is an amazing fighter jet. It’s space-age design actually allows it to land backwards with the turbines facing the runway, almost giving the illusion that it is taking off. (See picture above.)

    • Bernews says:

      @Leon, this set is gone, this footage is of them departing, but another set of RAF jets came in this afternoon, so there are still some to see at the airport right now.

  2. High road says:

    They will be coming and going several times during the month so more opportunities to see them

    • It is what it is says:

      No they are not. Just do not want you to think that they are and have expectations.

  3. Skink says:

    Regular Gas Station pump = 40 liters per minute output.

    Voyager refuel = 5,000 liters per minute output.

    Time to refuel in a War = Life.

  4. Triangle Drifter says:

    Headed off to Top Gun School are they? Watch yourself when driving the desert roads of Nevada. You may get buzzed. A shorts checking experience.

  5. tom cooke says:

    The sound of freedom. ..

  6. It is what it is says:

    Tornados will be here on Feb 8th….with the tanker

  7. MAKE MY DAY says:

    They are certainly more modern than when I served in the RAF (40 yrs ago)!! We had lightning’s and the *V* bomber + the Harrier!! Times have changed for the better!!