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For plane fans, the Lightning Preservation guys are running both theirs in a twilight, reheat at Bruntingthorpe on Nov 9th.
http://www.lightnings.org.uk/

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Catch up with anyone else who goes.
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With an inert Firestreak AAM. :thumbup:
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This doesn't need a name:

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Leading Edge wrote:With an inert Firestreak AAM. :thumbup:
They've got some Redtops too.
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Takes me back to the Fogo porn thread of long ago.
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LastExit wrote:This doesn't need a name:
It has one. Perfection. 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEyDlgJYIF8
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Brilliant :thumbup:
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Congrats and thanks to the keewees for that restoration.
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LastExit wrote:
Brilliant :thumbup:
A lot of these films are from these guys
http://www.aviationfilm.com/
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
LastExit wrote:
Brilliant :thumbup:
A lot of these films are from these guys
http://www.aviationfilm.com/
Thanks for the link.
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Torq, will they get that lightening back to flying condition ?
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The precurser of the Spitfire:

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backrow wrote:Torq, will they get that lightening back to flying condition ?
They are both capable of flight but will never get airworthiness certification (not in the UK anyway). Apparently jets have to have a dual (backup) surfaces system which is not possible for these aircraft.
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
backrow wrote:Torq, will they get that lightening back to flying condition ?
They are both capable of flight but will never get airworthiness certification (not in the UK anyway). Apparently jets have to have a dual (backup) surfaces system which is not possible for these aircraft.
Eh ?

So how does say a mig15 get an airworthiness cert ? Saw one at the airfield show where I was working aged 19, white Waltham , could only do 60 secs of display as it would run out of fuel !
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backrow wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:
backrow wrote:Torq, will they get that lightening back to flying condition ?
They are both capable of flight but will never get airworthiness certification (not in the UK anyway). Apparently jets have to have a dual (backup) surfaces system which is not possible for these aircraft.
Eh ?

So how does say a mig15 get an airworthiness cert ? Saw one at the airfield show where I was working aged 19, white Waltham , could only do 60 secs of display as it would run out of fuel !
I don't know. It's what the guys at Bruntignthp' told me. Wouldn't the 15 have been mechanical controls? The Lightning is single, hydraulics operating at 3000psi through some sections. Maybe that's the difference. I'll ask when I'm up there next.
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
backrow wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:
backrow wrote:Torq, will they get that lightening back to flying condition ?
They are both capable of flight but will never get airworthiness certification (not in the UK anyway). Apparently jets have to have a dual (backup) surfaces system which is not possible for these aircraft.
Eh ?

So how does say a mig15 get an airworthiness cert ? Saw one at the airfield show where I was working aged 19, white Waltham , could only do 60 secs of display as it would run out of fuel !
I don't know. It's what the guys at Bruntignthp' told me. Wouldn't the 15 have been mechanical controls? The Lightning is single, hydraulics operating at 3000psi through some sections. Maybe that's the difference. I'll ask when I'm up there next.
Depends on how old you are, Bacrow.

Apart from what Torq alludes to, there is also the question of things like insurance.
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I started volunteer work at a naval and military museum today and met / will be working with a former navy pilot who owns a replica Nieuport. He and his mates all fly their own replicas of fighters from the era and are looking to get a grant to do a Vimy tour in 2017.

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www.escadrillenorwest.org
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Nieghorn wrote:I started volunteer work at a naval and military museum today and met / will be working with a former navy pilot who owns a replica Nieuport. He and his mates all fly their own replicas of fighters from the era and are looking to get a grant to do a Vimy tour in 2017.

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My oldman restores old aircraft here in Christchurch. Good gig bro.
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Under an hour away. In the diary.
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badmannotinjapan wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:I started volunteer work at a naval and military museum today and met / will be working with a former navy pilot who owns a replica Nieuport. He and his mates all fly their own replicas of fighters from the era and are looking to get a grant to do a Vimy tour in 2017.
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My oldman restores old aircraft here in Christchurch. Good gig bro.
Maybe it'll open some doors to help with them, but for the moment I'm just doing some archival work with old photographs. :)
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Nieghorn wrote:
badmannotinjapan wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:I started volunteer work at a naval and military museum today and met / will be working with a former navy pilot who owns a replica Nieuport. He and his mates all fly their own replicas of fighters from the era and are looking to get a grant to do a Vimy tour in 2017.
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http://www.escadrillenorwest.org
My oldman restores old aircraft here in Christchurch. Good gig bro.
Maybe it'll open some doors to help with them, but for the moment I'm just doing some archival work with old photographs. :)
I'll get you a list of what they have/are restoring. They've done to my knowledge a Skyhawk, Spitfire, Harvaad, Hellcat, I think a Kittyhawk.
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Nieghorn wrote:I started volunteer work at a naval and military museum today and met / will be working with a former navy pilot who owns a replica Nieuport. He and his mates all fly their own replicas of fighters from the era and are looking to get a grant to do a Vimy tour in 2017.
Envious.

badmannotinjapan: love that P-38 shot.
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globus wrote:Under an hour away. In the diary.
:?:
What is?
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I’ve always thought that this badboy is the toughest looking plane ever developed. A plane actually developed around it’s primary weapon the truly awesome GAU 8 Avenger rotary cannon.

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4200 of these released in 1 minute...... :shock:
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30mm depleted uranium tipped shells!

Used to see them at Bentwaters.
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Fly it like you stole it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrziTee4b2c

Actually some incredible piloting skills to handle the big old girl like this.
Careful routine not to stress the airframe.
It must have been interesting and busy in that cockpit for the flightcrew.

Note the two engines out at one stage, and the barrel roll/loop near the end.
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From a B29, I think:
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I've posted this one on pr before, from a P51 cockpit:
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And there I thought the F-16 had the nickname "Lawn Dart", not the F-18...

Great picture by the way.
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We get some weird planes here but I have just grown accustomed to them over the years. I work at the site of a passenger and military airport. Private 747's and the like knocking around.

A guy on the team trains the new pilots for the national airline and posts regular pics up of unusual planes, if anyone is interested. The Russian monsters make my window rattle.

Been on the A 380 a couple of times and mainly the A330 type planes back home. I hate flying but have to do it often, not the best when I work and live so close to the airport.
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One for our Russian viewers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhGwR1Ub-_E

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hp18 wrote:Image
You might be interested in TBAG
http://thebuccaneeraviationgroup.com/Bu ... /Home.html

If you come across anyone with a working Transit (or similar) they are happy to get rid off for a nominal cost or free, let TBAG know. Theirs is about dead on its feet. Doesn't need to be MOTable because use is only on private land.
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
hp18 wrote:Image
You might be interested in TBAG
http://thebuccaneeraviationgroup.com/Bu ... /Home.html

If you come across anyone with a working Transit (or similar) they are happy to get rid off for a nominal cost or free, let TBAG know. Theirs is about dead on its feet. Doesn't need to be MOTable because use is only on private land.
Noted :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Anyone remember the TSR2:

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