A MILITARY jet has been spotted flying above the skies by residents.

The Royal Air Force was spotted flying a Eurofighter Typhoon over the skies of Bournemouth and Poole at around 5pm today, March 5. 

The plane appeared to take off from Lincolnshire earlier this afternoon before heading down to the coast. 

The Ministry of Defence said the pilots are doing normal training.

Famed for being one of the leanest and meanest planes in the arsenal, the Typhoon has also been a regular at the Bournemouth Air Festival.  

It is capable of reaching speeds of up to Mach 2 (or 1,500mph in groundspeed) and can climb as high as 55,000 ft (the equivalent of nearly two Mount Everests).  


The Typhoon can also carry up to six missiles and six bombs and has been used by the British in the Falklands, Libya and more.  

Pilot Flight Lieutenant Adam ‘Paddy’ O’Hare told the Echo during 2022’s Bournemouth Air Festival that, despite the loud noise from the jet engines, it’s actually a lot quieter in the cockpit.  

He added it is "fast, exhilarating, intense and very sweaty” to fly.