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Cold War Jets Day - Sunday, 25th May 2008
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XL391



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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Cold War Jets Day - Sunday, 25th May 2008 Reply with quote

COLD WAR JETS COLLECTION
BRUNTINGTHORPE AIRFIELD
NR LUTTERWORTH
LEICESTERSHIRE

COLD WAR JETS OPEN DAY 2008

Date: Sunday 25 May
Time: Gates open at 10 00am
Location: Bruntingthorpe Airfield
(Just off the A5199 Leicester to Northampton road 9 miles South of Leicester)



A great day out for all of the family is in prospect at the Cold War Jets Open Day, which will feature ‘fast taxy’ runs by all of the resident aircraft including the Comet, Victor, Lightning’s, Canberra, Buccaneer, Jet Provosts, Iskra and Hunter.

These are all vintage aircraft, which played a significant role in keeping the peace during the dangerous years of the ‘Cold War’ and which are now maintained to a high standard by dedicated and hard working teams of volunteers.

The aircraft will carry out spectacular high speed runs throughout the day along the Airfield’s two mile long runway. There will also be the opportunity to view and experience cockpit tours of the other static aircraft in the collection and to externally view the Super Guppy and Boeing 747 ‘Jumbo Jet’. A range of souvenirs and memorabilia will be available in addition to hot and cold refreshments.

All items are subject to availability and serviceability

For further information please contact Richard Clarke on 0116 2418787 or 0771 4898548 or email richard@rclarke.wanadoo.co.uk
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XL391



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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taken off the The Vulcan Operating Company web site:

STOP PRESS!

It has been confirmed that XH558 will be taking part in the Show; she will be moved out from her hangar to Pan 1 and will be carrying out static ground demonstrations on two occasions during the day! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not going to be able to get there, but sounds like a cracking event!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a little taster, an English Electric Lightning fast taxi run. Turn your speakers up!! (or down... Very Happy )


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that was even wetter than last year, and that was wet!!! Never seen horizontal rain before...

Anyway, here are a few shots of the day, just click the thumbs for the full size images.

First off, the English Electric Canberra:


Blackburn Buccaneer:


Can anyone ID this fire truck?? It's got a huge diesel in it, sounds like a V8...


Handley Page Victor:


The worlds only flying Avro Vulcan, only a light engine run, then off to bed for her:


And, in my opinion, the star of the show, the English Electric Lightning, if only you could HEAR this...


Rolls Royce Avon 302, one of two fitted to the Lightning:


And, about an hour after the run. The pipes were still warm...




And, finally, my mate Andy who looks after the two Lightnings got a shot of me leaving Bruntingthorpe stuck behind some pretty special traffic. Thank god she wasn't running...


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi XL, looks like the weather couldn't damped a fine event!! the Victor is one of my all-time favourites, I tried to persuade someone I know to sell me his built-up Frog 1/72 Victor model but he was having none of it. I have to make do with an all-white 1/72 Vulcan 'flying' above my desk, hanging from the ceiling alongside a Javelin Smile

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