Bruntingthorpe Closure?

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Paulish
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Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

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rob68 wrote:
Thu 30 Jul 2020, 10:40 pm
Bruntingthorpe moments,
XH558 delivery
XS904 delivery
Tristars delivery in the dark
Standing mid way on the runway with the other Lightning, nose in air about 15' away, chute popping and dropping in front of us, the Lightning disappearing from view
Watching someone walking up to a Lightning after a run, getting too close and burning nose
Walking past a parked SU27 and going, meeahh, its just that again
Last flight of Nimrod
Last flight of VC10
Getting sponge cake from upstairs in the main building at the 1st Lightning photo shoot in 89 when you had to pay extra to photograph
For me it was the Lightning delivery flight. Also caught XR724 on last flight in to Binbrook.

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capercaillie
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Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

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rob68 wrote:
Thu 30 Jul 2020, 10:40 pm
Bruntingthorpe moments,

Last flight of Nimrod
Don't think that happened at Bruntingthorpe, not even for an MR2.
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Wasn’t the last MR2 flight the one down to Manston for the Fire Training School?

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Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

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Paulish wrote:
Fri 31 Jul 2020, 6:46 am
rob68 wrote:
Thu 30 Jul 2020, 10:40 pm
Bruntingthorpe moments,
XH558 delivery
XS904 delivery
Tristars delivery in the dark
Standing mid way on the runway with the other Lightning, nose in air about 15' away, chute popping and dropping in front of us, the Lightning disappearing from view
Watching someone walking up to a Lightning after a run, getting too close and burning nose
Walking past a parked SU27 and going, meeahh, its just that again
Last flight of Nimrod
Last flight of VC10
Getting sponge cake from upstairs in the main building at the 1st Lightning photo shoot in 89 when you had to pay extra to photograph
For me it was the Lightning delivery flight. Also caught XR724 on last flight in to Binbrook.
Well speaking of 'last flights', the final flight of the Victor was pretty memorable, too...!
And as the smart ship grew,
In stature, grace and hue,
In shadowy silent distance grew the iceberg too....

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Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

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Seahornet wrote:
Sat 01 Aug 2020, 10:59 pm
Well speaking of 'last flights', the final flight of the Victor was pretty memorable, too...!
Maybe the salmon pink machine could flip flop it's way over the fence in one more 'flight' to freedom if things get too bad. :rofl:

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