LPG Twilight QRA - 12.11.16

LPG Twilight QRA - 12.11.16

Postby Ian G on Sat 26 Nov 2016, 9:56 pm

I took a trip with Peter345 to Bruntingthorpe a few weeks back for the Lightning Preservation Group's Twilight QRA fast taxi run. I'd never been before and I have to say it was such an amazing event, many thanks to all involved who made the evening possible. It was also quite possibly the loudest thing I've ever witnessed!! Of course, it was tricky to get shots in such low light so I apologise for the graininess of the images and general naff quality but I hope you enjoy them - thanks for looking!

Ian

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LPG QRA Twilight Run by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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Re: LPG Twilight QRA - 12.11.16

Postby jag636 on Sat 26 Nov 2016, 10:27 pm

Wow! Thats just fantastic what nice shoot thanks for sharing :clap:
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Re: LPG Twilight QRA - 12.11.16

Postby flashman8 on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 9:39 am

awesome shots................ :yahoo:

not been for a few years, must really get back there.... :wink:
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Re: LPG Twilight QRA - 12.11.16

Postby LightningMk6 on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 11:54 am

Excellent shots, thanks for posting. I never get the chance to take any myself these days as was doing groundcrew duties back at the QRA shed, so rely on others to see the fruit of our efforts.
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Re: LPG Twilight QRA - 12.11.16

Postby Hamble Flyer on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 4:58 pm

Evocative images!

Are those "QRA" sheds specifically designed to house aircraft or are they "off the shelf" industrial/Agricultural structures. I have some involvement in historic aircraft preservation and the infrastructure required to maintain and restore them under cover. Hence my interest in the solutions shown here.
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Re: LPG Twilight QRA - 12.11.16

Postby Pen Pusher on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 5:27 pm

The Q-Shed is a relic of the Cold War period and was originally located at the end of the main runway at RAF Wattisham, Suffolk. It housed a pair of Lightnings and, at a later date, Phantoms which were held at ten minutes readiness to launch against Soviet aircraft when Wattisham was holding ‘Southern Q’. After the fall of the Iron Curtain the hangar was dismantled by Trafalgar House Construction, who generously donated it to the LPG in January 1994, as long as we shifted it ourselves! Six trailers and much hard work later, the ‘QRA kit’ arrived at Bruntingthorpe.


http://www.lightnings.org.uk/the-grand-q-shed/

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Re: LPG Twilight QRA - 12.11.16

Postby Hamble Flyer on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 10:06 am

Thanks Pen Pusher. Having now seen the QRA shelter section on your website, appreciate the time and effort involved !
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Re: LPG Twilight QRA - 12.11.16

Postby Ian G on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 10:31 am

Thanks for the kind comments chaps! :up:
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