For the first time in its 72-year history, the Farnborough Airshow in England was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's sad to see yet another event get cancelled because of coronavirus, but, thanks to YouTube, we get to relive moments from past airshows. It's a lot cheaper than buying a ticket anyway!
In the above clip, you can watch a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet's full-speed takeoff during practice for the 2016 Farnborough Airshow. The plane pulls off an incredible vertical climb then barrel rolls, and just the awesome sound alone makes the whole thing a must-watch moment. Check it out!
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If you're not familiar with the Eurofighter Typhoon, know that this thing is one amazing machine, with state-of-the-art sensors and weapons capabilities, as well as a completely decked-out cockipit. Just take a look at the specs of the twin eurojet engines.
Developing cutting-edge engine technology has been a key part of the Eurofighter Typhoon project from the start. Four global companies have jointly developed the high performance EJ200 power plants that each provide 90kN of thrust from a small lightweight engine with high strength and high temperature capability.
The two-spool design with single-stage turbines drives the three-stage fan and five-stage HP compressor with annular combustion with vaporizing burners. This allows Eurofighter Typhoon to cruise at supersonic speeds without the use of reheat for extended periods. The engines deliver 1,000 flying hours without needing unscheduled maintenance through the use of advanced integrated Health Monitoring for class-leading reliability, maintainability and Through Life Cost.
Pretty awesome, right? Can you imagine seeing one of these planes takeoff in person?! Well, I guess there's always next year.
This post was originally published on July 14, 2016.