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Xpajun
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:30 pm    Post subject: Yes Please... Reply with quote

Mike's post on the Concorde and Ian's comment got me looking for a EE Lightning taking off at dusk - one of the most amazing I've witnessed...



Anyway I found this site:



Click the Lightning to see the page...


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was a kid I spent a very enjoyable summer at RAF Wattisham, home to the Lightning QRA, where my Uncle was based.

A memory that will always stay with me was lying on the grass at the end of the runway with the camp kids as the lightnings took off over the top of us!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When I was a kid I spent a very enjoyable summer at RAF Wattisham, home to the Lightning QRA, where my Uncle was based.

A memory that will always stay with me was lying on the grass at the end of the runway with the camp kids as the lightnings took off over the top of us!


Wattisham - I was trying to remember that name - it was there one evening when I watched that lightning take off...

It was halfway down the runway (wheels off the ground of course) when it changed course to straight up with after burners on - what a sight - wished I could have photographed it

Not sure when it was I visited but they were flying Phantoms, probably F4Js, at the time I remember visiting the QRA hangers and noticing the chewed down fingernails of the pilots Shocked


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pics - all superb aircraft but the best for me is the Buccaneer although I may be a little bias as I used to drive one.

J
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jojo wrote:
Nice pics - all superb aircraft but the best for me is the Buccaneer although I may be a little bias as I used to drive one.

J


I saw one up close a while ago and it suprised me how big it was.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember, many years ago Laughing transiting up the channel and they were doing low level attack practice across the channel and a bucaneer was flying towards us at the same level as the ship's bridge, we all dropped to the deck as it popped up and over the top of us. Ship was a 36 000 ton loaded liquid sulphur carrier.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jojo wrote:
Nice pics - all superb aircraft but the best for me is the Buccaneer although I may be a little bias as I used to drive one.

J


And the local petrol station to lossie still has one as a gardian!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

diff22000 wrote:
jojo wrote:
Nice pics - all superb aircraft but the best for me is the Buccaneer although I may be a little bias as I used to drive one.

J


I saw one up close a while ago and it suprised me how big it was.


Try landing one on the deck of an aircraft carrier and you will really know how big they are!

J
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Can anybody post the picture of a Lightening going the other way ... straight down? It's on the Web somewhere.

Next questions, can you identify the pilot who has just ejected horizontally?

And the make and model of the tractor, and name of it's driver, that appear in the same photo?

I understand that the pilot survived. I'm amazed that his parachute had time to open. Was this the lowest eject ever?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again,

Yer tiz!

Google Images for lightning about to crash tractor

Can anybody post it here?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lolita the Lightweight
???? the V8 90 CSW
Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom - yes that's right, I have a Zook!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might be of interest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIYMyZowQV0
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