Twin Lightnings

By cdm36  
English Electric Lightnings F.6, XS908 and XR728 taxi down the runway at Bruntingthorpe aerodrome.


Thanks for looking if you got past the thumbnail.


Chris.

Tags: Transport Aircraft Aviation Cold war jets English Electric Lightnings F6 Bruntingthorpe aerodrome Damn Loud

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Comments


rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
29 Jul 2013 9:47AM
Some experience Chris !! They do roar when in the air!! A step back into the past.
Ron

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29 Jul 2013 9:51AM
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
29 Jul 2013 9:53AM
111 Sqn comes to mind............GrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
29 Jul 2013 9:57AM
Stunning effect on the background!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
29 Jul 2013 9:57AM
A great shot full of power and a sort of menace! I love the heat haze the engines have produced!
Richard
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:30AM
Cracking shot.....
alansnap Plus
12 570 25 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 3:08PM
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
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
29 Jul 2013 4:04PM
Did realise these were still flying Chris, good timing and heat haze behind them
Certainly noise when they took off
Regards Richard
29 Jul 2013 6:33PM
Saw one of these doing aerobatics in a thunderstorm about 45 years ago.

Incredible!

Just like this image Smile

Bill
CanonMan Plus
14 524 4 England
29 Jul 2013 8:18PM
Pity they're not allowed to fly over here. Great shot with the heat haze.
geffers7 Plus
5 42 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:23PM
Great detailed shot Chris - the Lightning was always my favourite (in my 'spotting' days)
Geoff
30 Jul 2013 6:20AM
Cracking capture. My favorite aircraft.
Dave
lawbert Plus
9 1.8k 15 England
30 Jul 2013 6:38PM
Absolutely Fantastic captureSmileSmileWink

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

Paul
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.0k 10 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:37PM
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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