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Old 1st Oct 2015, 11:34
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Smashing shots as always RP, thanks for making my week.

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Old 7th Oct 2015, 11:41
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Old 7th Oct 2015, 11:47
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She is now safe and sound at Bruntingthorpe where she will be well looked after!
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Old 7th Oct 2015, 12:37
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She's in here somewhere (box?) ..........1972


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Old 7th Oct 2015, 12:55
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Always wondered how the airspeed indications fluctuated when they pulled out of the dives [target against the cold sea] when the pitot probe bent down.....
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Old 8th Oct 2015, 08:59
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Pitot probe only bent down when someone swung on it instead of just ducking under it!
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 16:30
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74 @ COLT, 56 somewhere else



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Old 15th Oct 2015, 19:45
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Doesn't red look good on any Mk of Lightning ? Great shots Minnie B, the 56 one being your best this week in my humble opinion.

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Old 16th Oct 2015, 12:31
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No credit claimed

Thank you Smudge, but I claim no credit for them.
They are lifted from Ed Durham's website: index
But I agree: A different era altogether.
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Old 8th Dec 2015, 23:36
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Pssst

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Old 9th Dec 2015, 06:34
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And just to add to Nutty's cracking link ... Some great nostalgic images of the awesome Frightening

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Old 8th Feb 2017, 13:29
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XM 173



XM 173 on display at the Dyson staff canteen.

The people at Dyson are interested in hearing from former pilots of XM 173 (56 Sqn, Firebirds mount, 226 OCU).
As they have a collection of jet engines they would also like to get in touch with "early Harrier" and Vulcan pilots.
PM me and I will pass on your contact details....you might get a free cup of tea!
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 15:59
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But I don't fancy AVTUR dripping in my tea...
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 16:06
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Avpin is worse.
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 16:23
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Ah, but you wouldn't have AVPIN for tea. You'd have it for dinner.

It's a starter.
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 17:19
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Leftover fuel? In a Lightning?!?
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 17:26
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I saw the hardback copy of Lightning Boys on sale at The Works yesterday for 3.50
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 20:39
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Last November's twilight Q-shed double QRA scramble of LPG's 2 x F.6's.

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Old 8th Feb 2017, 20:45
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Bosseyed.....

.....nice one matey, I groaned and laughed out loud at the same time.
I wish I had that Lightning in some of the spaces I inhabit. I once almost got a ride in a two seater. I was actually booted and suited and walking out to the aircraft with the driver. His flight commander, walking in, stopped him and demanded to see his maps then announced "Well you can **** off" ( to me) and declared that he was taking the jet and my driver "to check him out". Bloody rude I thought.

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Old 10th Feb 2017, 01:38
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