Eurofighter Typhoon makes first-ever appearance in Turkey. The Italian Air Force send two aircraft from Grosseto as part of the International Defence Fair (IDEF) 2005, in Ankara.
At the invitation of the Italian Air Force two pilots of the Turkish Air Force had the opportunity to fly Eurofighter at Grosseto Base in a three ship formation with pilots of the hosting 4th Squadron. During the flight, that lasted 45 minutes, the Turkish pilots experienced the excellent aircraft performance of high manoeuvrability and exceptional thrust. Several manoeuvres were performed to underline the incredible acceleration and the optimum handling of the aircraft and its intercepting capabilities.
As far as I know It was Eurofighter Tranche 1 that Turkish pilots tested and According to reports, Capabilities of Tranche1 did not satisfied pilots in 2005.
At present, Eurofighter consertium is planning a new test-fly with Turkish pilots. According to some news, Germany airforce will send a Eurofighter Tranche 3 aircraft to Turkey for pilots but This time, They are sure to make Turkish pilots happy with new generation Eurofighter model...