Squadron Leader Scott (Scotty) Loughran is the Royal Air Force Typhoon display pilot for 2012. An element of BAE Systems sponsorship of the display team is to produce a set of ribbon diagrams that aim to give the audience a visual appreciation of the complexity of the display routine. This year Phil Harrison, who’s a specialist graphic engineer working in MAI’s Bid Centre, has worked with Scotty and his display manager, Flt Lt Glen Malaney to produce these ribbon diagrams.
Being the display pilot is a great honour but, along with his operational duties, it keeps Scotty very busy and he wouldn’t be able to complete the season’s activities without the support of his team.
When you see the Typhoon performing on this year’s display circuit it will be the culmination of weeks of preparation and concerted effort by the team behind the display.
This year’s team, from 6 Squadron, comprises a specialist from every aircraft trade along with support and management to assist both the pilot and the trades, all of whom work closely together to bring you the dazzling spectacle that is the Typhoon Display.
Every member of the team has been hand-picked from what is already an elite cadre of skilled personnel at RAF Leuchars. They have proven themselves in their day jobs and are now privileged and proud to represent the very best in excellence and dedication that the Royal Air Force can offer.
For those enthusiasts amongst you, the demonstration diagrams of the display can be downloaded from the right hand menu.
Check out the RAF Typhoon Display team website