The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

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The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Ray C » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:37 am

I nipped over to Binbrook this sunday to get some "Lightning Therapy" with the
restoration team of XR724,very enjoyable.

They allowed me to "Pester them" with daft questions climb over the aircraft and sit in
the cockpit....whoopee, thanks lads for a great day,
I was asked not to post full shots of her as they want more visitors, and i respect the request,

Yours truly
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Taken through the mouth with radar dome out, engine looks good,
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Rear end...looks like an over & under shotgun
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I drove home via the middle section of the station, Sorry i did...it's getting in a bad state
in some areas, so sad to see this great RAF station go to ruin,

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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Sploosher » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:05 am

thanks for posting these Ray, I very nearly got posted there.......... :D

do they plan to run her when she is done ;)
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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Mayfly » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:14 am

I was there in the late 90s when I was detached for 3mths first helping getting things ready and then spending 6 weeks in Cyprus with 5 Sqn on an APC. It's sad to see it so run down.

I didn't realise you could go to see 724, do have details? they need to advertise it more on the aviation fora.

Thanks for posting.
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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Jigsaw » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:41 am

Thanks for posting those mate :ymapplause:
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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Ray C » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:47 pm

They do intend to Run her engines could be this year, Visits are welcome via their
web site....the lightning association, It's a good little site with their contact details,

Drop Charles a word, I'm sure Iconic Royalty would be warmly welcome... ;)
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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Sploosher » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:57 pm

That would be good to see, and a lot nearer home than Brunty \:D/

Will there be high speed taxi runs too.......... :)
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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Gaz » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:52 pm

Radome off because they're all too chunky to fit down the 'ole with it in place, or, so I heard ;)
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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Mackrick » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:09 pm

Thanks for those Ray :ymapplause:
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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Ray C » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:45 pm

There will be no fast taxi runs...the airfield owners have sold the runways/taxi pan
areas to a demolition contractor, she's marooned on her plot surrounded by piles
of hard core & reinforcing steel.

When they fire her up I just hope she (Blows the contractors F......ing eardrums out)...! ;)
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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Sploosher » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:50 pm

Ray C wrote:There will be no fast taxi runs...the airfield owners have sold the runways/taxi pan
areas to a demolition contractor, she's marooned on her plot surrounded by piles
of hard core & reinforcing steel.

When they fire her up I just hope she (Blows the contractors F......ing eardrums out)...! ;)




he he............... :))
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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:59 am

Gaz wrote:Radome off because they're all too chunky to fit down the 'ole with it in place, or, so I heard ;)




Is that why you look after the Guppy rather then assist the LPG guys? =)) =)) =))
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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Gaz » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:53 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
Gaz wrote:Radome off because they're all too chunky to fit down the 'ole with it in place, or, so I heard ;)




Is that why you look after the Guppy rather then assist the LPG guys? =)) =)) =))



Yes
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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Hydealfred » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:22 am

Very nice to see - thanks for posting.
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Re: The Lightning Boys of F.6.XR724

Postby Blue_2 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:58 pm

Nice to see she's getting attention and TLC again! :ymapplause:
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