Geoff Thomas

Yesterday morning, with horizontal rain and clouds, did not bode well for Tuesday's flying display, but by lunchtime things had brightened up considerably. Despite high humidity and a brisk breeze, the pilots put on a great show for the crowds thronging Farnborough '98.

As always, the fast 'fourth generation' jets - particularly the Eurofighter Typhoon - stole the show in terms of sheer excitement, although the Airbus A330 was a majestic sight against the backdrop of a picturesque cloud-dotted sky. Other highlights were the Lockheed Martin C-130J - which displays an agility more frequently seen in a ground-attack fighter - and, of course, the RAF's Red Arrows whose scarlet British Aerospace Hawks brought proceedings to a fitting conclusion.

The Sukhoi Su-27PD which pilot Anatoly Kvochur puts through manoeuvres not generally recommended with your personal air superiority fighter.

Today's display begins at 14.00 and promises three full hours of some of the best flying to be seen anywhere in the world, at any time. Enjoy-

Source: Flight Daily News