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WIWOL Wednesday

Old 6th May 2015, 10:29
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WIWOL Wednesday

OK, I'll start it off.......


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Old 6th May 2015, 11:17
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A couple of mine from Brunty
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WIWOLs - any excuse! But nice pics - who were the good looking guys in the advertisement - when was that from?
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WIWOLs - any excuse! But nice pics - who were the good looking guys in the advertisement - when was that from?
Sometime between 1967 and 1974 judging by the 29 Sqn helmet colourings......
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Old 6th May 2015, 11:46
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Says who they are in the text of the advertisement. Flt Lt Martin Jones and Fg Off Richard Manning (and my eyesight wasn't good enough to let me GD(P)).

Image title says advert is from 1973. The Engineer is Fg Off Peter? Challens and the Fighter Controller is Fg Off Mike Good.
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Aah, thanks - on my laptop came up as dark blue on light blue and in the bright sunlight we are enjoying (briefly, I expect) just a bit difficult to read. Appreciated
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Harald Joergens Interactive Panorama

https://www.haraldjoergens.com/panoramas/lightning/
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Pete Chapman at IAT

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Old 6th May 2015, 16:03
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Very nice pics Nutty!
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Old 6th May 2015, 17:09
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First met RM in Oman 82-84, then saw him again on an Air Ambo visit to Linton circa 2007. Some people just can't give up this flying lark, eh?
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Old 7th May 2015, 14:26
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Still a great looking BRITISH aircraft
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Old 7th May 2015, 18:59
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And then there's the legendary remark after flying a single-seater, FMk1, for the first time (no T-birds had yet been built) to the question "how was it?"

"Well, I was ahead of it the whole time until brakes release"
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OK, my first go at adding photo’s to text and I have had the slides for quite some time so please be gentle with me!

Back in the late 60’s 390 MU spent a lot of time at Tengah splitting 74 Squadron Lightnings into Airfix like components.





This was so the bolts holding the two wings together could be PRC’d to stop fuel leaks as I remember. Hours – well a week or more – of endless fun. We did a good job, as did those who did the Bruntingthorpe Lightnings with not one drip tray in sight – so far!

But this is how I remember them – even the ones at Tabuk!


On the MU I also remember spending some time replacing burnt wiring on the spine after Avpin fires – which were clear and smokeless as I remember and difficult to spot until it was too late!

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Old 9th May 2015, 16:54
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Thumbs up

Excellent shots Morton give us more
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Old 9th May 2015, 18:42
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Actually WIWOL Wednesday is next Wednesday when a few of us get together for a game of golf in Norfolk!
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A friend of mine out at Aldergrove had been a liney at Binbrook and got a jolly in a T4 at Akrotiri. Pilot says do you want a long trip or a short trip.
The short trip sounds fun sir.
Landed after 8 minutes on reserves but I think he would be smiling.






Have a great day on the golf course sir.
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Old 12th May 2015, 19:48
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The Wednesday WIWOL whoosh-fcuk weaponeers

Enjoy your golf day WIWOLS, don't forget: some of us still work for a living!

Here's one:
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Old 12th May 2015, 22:38
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What a great thread. I never flew the vertical twin jet, I shall certainly read here with great interest. Well done, Minnie Burner for starting it.
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Amazing aircraft- and British! Here is Treble One's last Lightning formation flight, awaiting their turn at Sqn handover.


My Konica camera, Kodachrome slide.
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I thought this might bring back memories for some WIWOLs - radio traffic prior to and after the crash of Lightning F6 XR769 as a result of an engine fire off Spurn Point on 11 Apr 88 - probably the last abandonment prior to withdrawal from service.

Someone has identified those speaking in the comments. Some nice unrelated Lightning pics in the vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm8fI9hTIqc

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