Talking of Buccaneers! Good news on the Scampton based XX885 returning to UK skies:
'HHA PRESS RELEASE re: BUCCANEER S2b G-HHAA / XX885
9th December, 2005 - HHA gains CAA Approval to Operate their Buccaneer Aircraft in the Complex Category on the UK Civil Register
HHA was today granted approval by the Civil Aviation Authority Management Committee to operate their BAe Buccaneer Aircraft (G-HHAA / XX885) on the UK civil register.
This is the culmination of almost five years worth of effort and in excess of 3250 commercially paid man hours of design verification work, excluding all the actual engineering work on the airframe itself! As such it will be the first Complex category aircraft to fly in UK airspace and is a testament to the excellence of the HHA engineering and operational team. Major overhaul work and lifed component replacement on the aircraft will commence shortly, with a first flight currently envisaged for 2006.'