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English Electric Lightnings F.6, XS908 and XR728 taxi down the runway at Bruntingthorpe aerodrome.


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Chris.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:100-300mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jul 2013 - 4:19 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Twin Lightnings
Username:cdm36 cdm36
Uploaded:29 Jul 2013 - 9:36 AM
Tags:Aircraft, Aviation, Bruntingthorpe aerodrome, Cold war jets, Damn Loud, English Electric Lightnings F.6, Transport
Votes:38

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 9:47 AM

Some experience Chris !! They do roar when in the air!! A step back into the past.
Ron

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pablophotographer

Man, what memories spring from my mind! I used to fly one of these from Home Base, Squadron Red, Shelter B-1. My lady was called MATCHB-0X.

Good picture Smile

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 9:53 AM

111 Sqn comes to mind............GrinGrinGrin

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 9:57 AM

Stunning effect on the background!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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DixClix
DixClix e2 Member 5DixClix vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 9:57 AM

A great shot full of power and a sort of menace! I love the heat haze the engines have produced!
Richard

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 - 10:30 AM

Cracking shot.....

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 3:08 PM

Fine shot indeed. I remember cycling past Leuchers in 1968 when two of these took off - very noisy and very exciting. I'm jealous of pablophotographer! Must have been some ride.
Alan

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 4:04 PM

Did realise these were still flying Chris, good timing and heat haze behind them
Certainly noise when they took off
Regards Richard

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 6:33 PM

Saw one of these doing aerobatics in a thunderstorm about 45 years ago.

Incredible!

Just like this image Smile

Bill

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12489 forum postsCanonMan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 8:18 PM

Pity they're not allowed to fly over here. Great shot with the heat haze.

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geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 437 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 9:23 PM

Great detailed shot Chris - the Lightning was always my favourite (in my 'spotting' days)
Geoff

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kirkoid
kirkoid  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 6:20 AM

Cracking capture. My favorite aircraft.
Dave

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lawbert
lawbert  71713 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 6:38 PM

Absolutely Fantastic captureSmileSmileWink

I just love these cold war Beauties....shame it looks like its the Vulcans second and last seasonSadSadSadSad

Paul

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4121 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 8:37 PM

Do I take it that taxi is all they do these days? My brother used to fly one of these in the RAF!
Nice pic
Jason

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