Edinburgh residents catch two RAF typhoons flying over their home


An Edinburgh couple captured the moment when two Royal Air Force (RAF) typhoons sped over their home in the west of the capital.

The RAF Typhoon Jets are said to have departed from Lossiemouth in Fife and flown over Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium to mark the start of the Scotland versus Japan autumn international that took place this afternoon.

The plane, which can reach a top speed of 2,495 km / h, was captured while flying over the home of Pauline and Carla Capaldi, who live in the Carrick Knowe area of ​​Edinburgh.

The couple expected an overflight all day and had expected the event from their garden.

In the overflight they said, “We made sure they came because we love to see them fly by. We’ve been out in the garden since 12:45 p.m. looking for them.

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“I know it can be scary when you don’t expect it, but we’re always so impressed with them. Also impressed that you can reach Edinburgh so quickly from Lossiemouth. “

The RAF describes the aircraft as: “A high-performance and extremely agile, fourth-generation multi-role fighter that can be used for the full spectrum of air operations, including air police, peace support and high-intensity conflicts.”

The flyby marked the start of the international match between Scotland and Japan, in which Scotland beat the guests.

Attempts were made by Van der Merwe, Hogg, D Graham and McInally in the 29-20 victory.

Scotland’s next round of games will take place at the Six Nations next February.

The RAF was contacted for comment.


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