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Lightnings Hunters and Buccaneers for sale again

Postby MOD » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:59 pm

At the previous auction the reserve wasn't reached so Thunder City are auctioning their collection again.

http://www.go-dove.com/event-15794#!prettyPhoto

I would imagine that we are unlikely to see them back here in the UK though :(



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Re: Lightnings Hunters and Buccaneers for sale again

Postby Yorkie » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:52 pm

Theoretically... would the SA CAA allow one to fly out? and would the uk CAA allow one to fly in?

a one off flight ticket as such? perhaps escorted, and a flight path that stays over water as long as possible.
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Re: Lightnings Hunters and Buccaneers for sale again

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:58 pm

Yorkie wrote:Theoretically... would the SA CAA allow one to fly out? and would the uk CAA allow one to fly in?

a one off flight ticket as such? perhaps escorted, and a flight path that stays over water as long as possible.




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Re: Lightnings Hunters and Buccaneers for sale again

Postby Mayfly » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:43 am

Yorkie wrote:Theoretically... would the SA CAA allow one to fly out? and would the uk CAA allow one to fly in?

a one off flight ticket as such? perhaps escorted, and a flight path that stays over water as long as possible.



I can't personally see that, I would think the only way a Lightening would enter this country again would be by freight.

I think that this second auction reiterates that tho' many would love to see them fly again in reality one-one is prepared to take on the task.
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Re: Lightnings Hunters and Buccaneers for sale again

Postby Ramshornvortex » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:22 am

I would think the only way a Lightning would enter this country again would be by freight


....or at 186,000 miles per second in a roughly vertical fashion!
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Re: Lightnings Hunters and Buccaneers for sale again

Postby Yorkie » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:47 pm

Xplumberlives wrote: Have YOU had a large inheritance lately? :-o



Still need to find that winning euromillions ticket!!!

once found I want one! but as i would insist on it FLYING into Elvington it will never happen.
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Re: Lightnings Hunters and Buccaneers for sale again

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:55 pm

Yorkie wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote: Have YOU had a large inheritance lately? :-o



Still need to find that winning euromillions ticket!!!

once found I want one! but as i would insist on it FLYING into Elvington it will never happen.



Unwrapped from the container on the dockside and picked up by a Chinook, would that count as "FLYING" in? ;)
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Re: Lightnings Hunters and Buccaneers for sale again

Postby Yorkie » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:58 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:Unwrapped from the container on the dockside and picked up by a Chinook, would that count as "FLYING" in? ;)



NO

I would have to "sneak" it in at night when nobody can see it. lord only knows how i would explain it in the morning.......
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Re: Lightnings Hunters and Buccaneers for sale again

Postby Gully » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:21 pm

Would be nice if one of the Buccs made it back here - guess it would be allowed to fly in on the basis that they flew out in civilian hands and HHA have agreement in principle to Bucc operation.

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Re: Lightnings Hunters and Buccaneers for sale again

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:23 pm

Gully wrote:Would be nice if one of the Buccs made it back here - guess it would be allowed to fly in on the basis that they flew out in civilian hands and HHA have agreement in principle to Bucc operation.

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Re: Lightnings Hunters and Buccaneers for sale again

Postby Olicat » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:31 pm

Be right back, off to South Africa to buy a Bucc.
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