TYPHOON pilot Flt Lt Jim Peterson told the Daily Echo: "I'm excited to be here.

"We are limited to 600knots, that is Mach 0.9. Anything above Mach 0.9 then there are parts of the aircraft that could be going supersonic, and that's when the boom may or may not happen.

"We are flying at 100ft."

Flt Lt Peterson, who has been flying displays with the RAF Typhoon for the past two years, said: "Flying the aircraft at its limits is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done.

"Just seeing how the public react to the show is amazing.

"I will see a big sea of colour, I know from history that Bournemouth is traditionally one of the biggest crowds in the UK."

The last time the Typhoon appeared at Bournemouth Air Festival was in 2016.

For spectators the Typhoon is ear-splitting in volume, but it is a different story inside the cockpit.

"I do hear a change of ambient noise when the reheat comes in," said Flt Lt Peterson.

"There is an air rush over the top of the canopy and you can feel that, but it is nothing like the noise sensation everyone gets outside."

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He will experience during the display 9G through to -3G.

"In all my kit I am about 100kg, so my body will weigh nine times as much. My head, with the helmet, can weigh nine kilos. So I'm nearly at 100kilos in my head. That is a lot of pressure on my neck.

"My actual body weighs nearly a tonne."

Only training and his anti-G protections suit, which squeezes his legs really hard, keeps him from passing out.

"My heart has to work hard to keep my blood pressure up, and I also get pressure breathing from my oxygen mask which really increases the blood pressure.

"With that combined, and lots of training flights and work inside the centrifuge a lot, I am well used to being at 9G."

What does it feel like?

"The whole experience is a bit like being on the most extreme fairground ride you have ever been on.

"You cannot actually lift your arm; above 6G I physically cannot lift my arm – my arm weighs so much that I don't have the muscle strength to lift it."

He controls the Typhoon because it has hands-on throttle and stick.

This means everything Flt Lt Peterson needs to control the aircraft is at his fingertips.

"It is a bit like playing a Playstation or piano, " he told the Echo. "I don't actually have to lift my arm to do anything.

"If I was have to move something I just relax the back pressure on the stick and then the G would reduce.

"In the show I don't have to actually press any buttons."

And the best parts of the show for him?

"I love the arrival, turning up at more than 500mph at 100 feet and then 'bang' with the reheat and the noise, that is quite a spectacular arrival.

"I also really like the slow bit. I go really fast into really slow, I'm down to about 120mph, which doesn't sound slow – but for a jet that lands at 160mph that is slow.

"From there I put the reheat in, so the noise kicks in. And very quickly I accelerate into a loop with the gear down.

"That is quite an impressive thing to see, the power of the jet doing that and the carefree handling.

"There is another bit where I do four aileron rolls in a row, and that makes everyone look."