They are most commonly seen travelling at supersonic speeds in the sky above the north-east.
But now a Typhoon jet is to be the centre of attention while being propelled by nothing but manpower.
RAF Lossiemouth technician Sergeant Innes Manson has set himself the target of hauling one of the 12 tonne jets 100ft in aid of charitable causes.
The 36-year-old said he’d opted to push his strength to the limit to raise money because he finds treadmills “boring”.
Sgt Manson, a mechanical technician who works on the Typhoons that make up 6 Squadron at the base, has previously undertaken heavy lifting challenges.
Now he has set his sights on pulling the jet that is part of the UK’s first line of defence.
He said: “I’m wouldn’t say I was a body builder or a power lifter or anything like that. I just enjoy training and applying that training to a purpose.
“After I lifted a million kilograms of weights across 90 days I felt like I was in bits. I was really suffering.
“I still wanted to take on another big challenge though – something I could do at my own pace.
“Traditionally people pull trucks, but I just decided to do it with a Typhoon instead.”
He added: “When they’re empty they weigh about 12 tonnes, but filled with fuel they can be about six tonnes heavier.”
“If I have to I’ll be pumping the fuel out myself the night before to make it as light as possible.”
Money raised through the challenge will be donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund, the Marfan Association and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
Sgt Manson has already pulled one of the jets about 5ft as part of a practice run to ensure he is capable of getting the plane moving.
However, he will not know whether he is able to haul it the full 100ft along the taxiway until the base’s Friends and Family Day on September 15.
“It’s going to be unclear until the day about whether I’m going to be able to move it the whole distance.
“I chose the three charities because it would be impossible for them to do what they do without donations.”
Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/innes-manson to support Sgt Manson’s efforts.