‘Jonny’ named new Typhoon Display pilot at RAF Coningsby

Flt Lt Noel Rees, The 2014 Typhoon Display Pilot shows the new 2015 Display Season Pilot, Flt Lt Jonathon Dowen, the ropes with a demonstaration of the current years display. Flt Lt Rees is due to be posted to Typhoon Force headquarters on promotion to Sqn Ldr on the 27th October 2014. Flt Lt Dowen will take the reigns of the team from then, with practicing and work up to start from Early 2015 Con-official-20140924-1275 Displ

Flt Lt Noel Rees, The 2014 Typhoon Display Pilot shows the new 2015 Display Season Pilot, Flt Lt Jonathon Dowen, the ropes with a demonstaration of the current years display. Flt Lt Rees is due to be posted to Typhoon Force headquarters on promotion to Sqn Ldr on the 27th October 2014. Flt Lt Dowen will take the reigns of the team from then, with practicing and work up to start from Early 2015 Con-official-20140924-1275 Displ

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The 2015 Typhoon Display Pilot will be Flight Lieutenant Jonathan ‘Jonny’ Dowen.

Flt Dowen will have a busy year demonstrating the renowned multi-role aircraft to millions of people across the UK, whilst maintaining his role as a Typhoon instructor on 29 (Reserve) Squadron at RAF Coningsby.

Flt Lt Dowen begins to plan his display now and he will formally take the reins in the New Year.

He said, “It’s a huge honour to be selected as the Typhoon Display Pilot for the 2015 season.

“To be given the opportunity to showcase the jet at its very best is a real privilege and I look forward to the challenge of continuing the run of excellent displays we’ve had over the years.

“It will be a busy year but a very rewarding one I’m sure and a great chance to engage with the public and share their passion for aviation. I hope everyone enjoys the display.”

Flt Dowen takes over 
the gloves from Flt Lt Noel Rees who said: “It’s been a real highlight of my career having the opportunity to represent the Royal Air Force displaying the 
Typhoon.

“I’ve enjoyed doing the job I love, flying at a wide variety of air shows and events across the entirety of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for hundreds of thousands of people.

“The times when I’ve met with the public at these events have been great, especially hearing their feedback on the display and having a chance to answer their questions about Typhoon and it’s role in the RAF.”

The Typhoon Display aircraft is used by the Typhoon Force element of the RAF to demonstrate the utility of the multi-role Typhoon.