This weekend around 200 aircraft and 250 pilots from over 20 nations gathered at Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser in Zeltweg, Austria for one of the biggest airshows in Europe.
Taking a starring role at the Airpower 2013 Show were two Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from the Austrian Armed Forces. They demonstrated an interception and subsequent forced landing of a C-130 Hercules as part of an air traffic control exercise. The exercise reflected the policing role that Eurofighter Typhoon has been undertaking with six nations and across 20 operational units around the world as it guards the skies in both the northern and southern hemisphere.
At the show one Austrian Eurofighter Typhoon performed a solo display, demonstrating the skills of the pilots of the 1st and 2nd training squadrons of the Surveillance Wing and two Eurofighters engaged in a dogfight to demonstrate the performance and agility of the aircraft. In addition to the 15 Austrian Eurofighters at the Zeltweg Air Base, two Eurofighters from the United Kingdom, two from Spain, and one from Italy were also present. This highlights the close co-operation of a growing Eurofighter user-group.