Eurofighter Typhoon: Flight Manual

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This document is a work in progress. We aim to produce a concise guide to flying the Eurofighter Typhoon and operating its systems. Keep checking back - as things are added to the aircraft, so they'll be documented here - we hope to make these updates in a timely manner, ideally when new versions of the aircraft are released.


The Eurofighter Typhoon is an agile, multirole combat aircraft designed upon relaxed stability principles.


Eurofighter Typhoon for FlightGear was developed by Maverick Alex, DFaber, Almursi, Algernon and other contributors. This document initialised by --Algernon 16:28, 28 June 2011 (EDT)

Develop & Cusomise

See Eurofighter Typhoon: Development Documentation

Flight Controls

The aircraft is controlled via stick, throttle and rudder pedals, whose motions are processed by the Flight Control System and appropriate signals are passed to the flight control surfaces, the canards, flaperons and rudder.

Flight Control System

The FCS can be bypassed, but this is not recommended under normal flight conditions.


Head Up Display

Multi-Fuction Head Down Displays

Manual Data Entry Facility


Nav Aids

Navigational assistance is provided by the Navigation Computer, guiding the pilot along a heading, route or beam using information from the two primary navigation systems, Route Manager (NAV) and TACAN. Course information is displayed on the HUD, ASI and MFHDDs, as well as commanding the autopilot when engaged in track mode.

Control of navigational aids is through the AIDS subsystem page on the MDEF. Switching between NAV and TACAN modes is controlled by pressing NAV MODE or TACN MODE; the selected system is indicated by a lit button. The course desired by the active system is shown by the steering bug on the heading ribbon

NAV Mode directs the flight along a route of waypoints, which can be created, saved and loaded in Route Manager. Waypoints can contain altitude instructions as well as lateral fix information.