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Report - RAF Spadeadam, Gisland, Cumbria - October 2018


Olkka

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There's one under a tarpaulin coat that I think used to be part of a museum


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tigger

mog
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I’d like to see a non museum one
Why specifically? If it's because you think museum ones tend to be a bit sterile then perhaps you haven't seen the ones at Brunty? Seeing two of them 'launch' from their QRA sheds and do a fast taxi is probably the best way to see lighnings now. However, they do have days with much fewer people around. These are the most representative of an actaul in service aircraft that you can see.
The one at Binbrook is like a very scruffy museum piece...it takes a lot of effort to keep all it's systems functional and it lives outdoors so the Lighning preservation group have a hard job keeping it looking perfect. There are two more close by, one in the garden of the LPG chairman...that has no engines and whilst in fairly good condition it looks rather scruffy.
Never understood why people seem so keen on them (and they are 'my era' of aircraft!). Meteors and Hunters much nicer looking ;)
 

NursePayne

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You’re off your rocket TiggerI’ve not been to Bruntingthorpe will have to go one day I need a shot of the chairman’s scruffy one Would be so nice to get non museum shot of one for a nice print.Meteors and Hunters are both noble too☝
 

A man called Martyn

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Hi Nurse, these are Dassault Mysteres here. Best bet to see a non museum Lightning in the UK at the moment is RAF Binbrook.
There is one complete lightning at Binbrook ownwed by the Lightning association and also two lightning cockpits, one of which is privately owned and the other belongs to the RAF Binbrook heritage centre.
 

tigger

mog
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You’re off your rocket TiggerI’ve not been to Bruntingthorpe will have to go one day I need a shot of the chairman’s scruffy one Would be so nice to get non museum shot of one for a nice print.Meteors and Hunters are both noble too☝
He's a friendly chap (and has a lot of other lightning memorabilia too).........
 

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