Just back from an amazing two day trip to RAF Coningsby as a guest of the Typhoon display pilot, who was being dined out at a mess dinner. I was the after dinner speaker and then gave the Nicolson VC talk the next morning.

The following morning I got to sit in the jet after which I had a 20 minute jaunt on the Typhoon flight simulator which was fab. I was flying at 450 mph around the glens of Skye at 200 feet. Doubt the locals would have liked that in real life! These guys get paid for this, too!

Jim Nicolson

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