RAF Typhoons play hide-and-seek with executive jet

I know this is CA and I am being serious.
Hypothetical scenario. Planes over land already.
ATC. pilot comply.
Pilot. Feck off, Alan ackbar etc (for example)
ATC. We are sending escort jets.
Pilot. and???

What are the jets going to do? Shoot it down, yeah right.
By the time Daves been called at chequers meeting have been had etc they've hit a target. What's the point..

Edit to add, I understand the point if contact has been lost with a plane btw
 
Sure as hell if the commons was attacked defence spending would triple overnight!
 
I know this is CA and I am being serious.
Hypothetical scenario. Planes over land already.
ATC. pilot comply.
Pilot. Feck off, Alan ackbar etc (for example)
ATC. We are sending escort jets.
Pilot. and???

What are the jets going to do? Shoot it down, yeah right.
By the time Daves been called at chequers meeting have been had etc they've hit a target. What's the point..

Edit to add, I understand the point if contact has been lost with a plane btw

There was a piece in one of the RAF magazines a while ago, not all that long after the Olympics. It didn't really go into too much detail but I got the impression that if certain standards were met then the missiles would have come off the rails fairly quickly.
 
I know this is CA and I am being serious.
Hypothetical scenario. Planes over land already.
ATC. pilot comply.
Pilot. Feck off, Alan ackbar etc (for example)
ATC. We are sending escort jets.
Pilot. and???

What are the jets going to do? Shoot it down, yeah right.
By the time Daves been called at chequers meeting have been had etc they've hit a target. What's the point..

Edit to add, I understand the point if contact has been lost with a plane btw

The phrases "pre-planned response" or "rules of engagement" don't mean a lot to you, I'm guessing.......
 
The procedures are credible.

Enough said.

Regards,
MM
 
The procedures are credible.

Enough said.

Regards,
MM

Indeed, if your house cost more than £.75M it's incrediblely unlikely any bits of plane will get shot down on to it. ^~
 
And that will be the first thing the RAF have shot down since 1948 even more unlikely.
 
June '82 surely? :headbang:

anyone who thinks the current rules require call-me-dave to give a say-so don't read the papers, even the ones you buy in newsagents...
 
Unless there was a crab in the cockpit FAA.
 
The phrases "pre-planned response" or "rules of engagement" don't mean a lot to you, I'm guessing.......

That's correct you are guessing...
I just can't see it. Shoot down a jet over a populated area? (that's where I'd keep it if I didn't want to get shot at) and just as an illustration a passenger one! Yeah that's definitely one, only to rely on pre planned responses/rules of engagement for.
I do accept there's a lot of nose tapping going on in this thread now though.
 
Nope 1948
 
no, to my knowledge, RAF A2A kills since the Falklands - and that wasn't actually in the Falklands, or indeed even in the southern hemisphere - t'was an RAF Phantom chasing an RAF Jaguar in Germany, and a cheeky Sidewinder jumped off the rail...
 

From the article:

One flight - Ryanair FR 1223 from Alicante - was diverted to Luton airport.

Which presumably means that the passengers may have ended up where they in fact wanted to be without the need for a long ride in a coach or taxi, for the first time in RYR's history?

The last RAF pilot to kill an enemy aircraft while in an RAF-owned airframe was, indeed, in 1948.
 
June '82 surely? :headbang:

anyone who thinks the current rules require call-me-dave to give a say-so don't read the papers, even the ones you buy in newsagents...

Linkee pls to one of these papers (even ones that you buy in the newsagent) that will give the tiniest bit of credence to that statement?
 
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