The first participants for the new evaluation process NKF for a new fighter aircraft arrived with two Typhoons of the RAF. With the latest Software standard they fly up to eight missions (five with operational aspects, two technical and one free).
Tarnish 17 turns on the keys at Warton ready to depart, anot really visible behind the drop tank, but this Typhoon is carrying a Damocles POD, being tested for use of the Saudi Typhoon fleet, note the jet still wearing 17(R) Sqdn markings.
During my repetition course'99 in swiss army we had to guard two Tornados of the RAF for the weekend (they where here for the Flying Display on Lugano Air Show then). In the background you can see the Gotthard-Mountains. This a/c is scrapped now.