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English Electric Lightning zu-bbd

Postby Hazzer111 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:40 pm

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Re: English Electric Lightning zu-bbd

Postby Ramshornvortex » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:51 pm

I think the phrase I'm searching for rhymes with 'Clucking Bell'.....
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Re: English Electric Lightning zu-bbd

Postby Jigsaw » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:07 pm

Amazing.
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Re: English Electric Lightning zu-bbd

Postby Mayfly » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:22 pm

I'm keeping it zipped :-S
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Re: English Electric Lightning zu-bbd

Postby Spitfire » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:06 am

How on earth did they get permission to fly that again :-o
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Re: English Electric Lightning zu-bbd

Postby Ray C » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:37 am

I wonder if the event is on U-Tube.....? Get it over here.....If only.. ;)
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Re: English Electric Lightning zu-bbd

Postby Sooty655 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:10 am

Ray C wrote:I wonder if the event is on U-Tube.....? Get it over here.....If only.. ;)

......and then have the inevitable disaster used as an excuse to ground everything else.

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Re: English Electric Lightning zu-bbd

Postby Ray C » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:38 pm

Sooty655 wrote:
Ray C wrote:I wonder if the event is on U-Tube.....? Get it over here.....If only.. ;)

......and then have the inevitable disaster used as an excuse to ground everything else.

NO THANKS. [-x [-x [-x


So what have we got in "Cold War" jets to keep out of the skies....? 558 is staring at the (end game).
we have a Canberra- Some Hunters-Provost's, No Buccaneer's- or the like.....Just one Harrier or Jaguar would be
nice.... :(
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Re: English Electric Lightning zu-bbd

Postby RLN » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:41 pm

The trouble is, it won't be just the Cold War stuff that the CAA would clamp down on. All restored aircraft would be under extra scrutiny and may make the cost of flying them prohibitive to the vast majority of owners. The entire Shuttleworth collection, all the DC3s, the Rapides, Spitfires, Hurricanes, Mustangs etc. The list would be a long one. I would love to see a Lightning fly as it is one of the most enduring images from my boyhood, but it will never happen, I'm afraid.
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Re: English Electric Lightning zu-bbd

Postby Spitfire » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:48 pm

RLN wrote:The trouble is, it won't be just the Cold War stuff that the CAA would clamp down on. All restored aircraft would be under extra scrutiny and may make the cost of flying them prohibitive to the vast majority of owners. The entire Shuttleworth collection, all the DC3s, the Rapides, Spitfires, Hurricanes, Mustangs etc. The list would be a long one. I would love to see a Lightning fly as it is one of the most enduring images from my boyhood, but it will never happen, I'm afraid.


Yep - he's right - and all of these too http://www.classicairforce.com/

Also - Not forgetting...

http://www.heritageaviation.com/

http://www.warbirddepot.com/aircraft_jets_gnat-rosenberg.asp

The list is huge ... one awful Lightning incident over here like the last cock up in SA and all these would be gone..

Leave it in SA ;)
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