Sweden's Pocket Rocket at Edinburgh

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Sweden's Pocket Rocket at Edinburgh

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A surprise arrival at Edinburgh Airport yesterday was this Swedish Air Force Rockwell Sabreliner Tp86. Now the only one flying with the Swedish Air Force, it is also the only airworthy Sabreliner to based anywhere outside of North or South America.

Sadly I missed its arrival, but was great to hear this little turbojet aircraft rocket out of Edinburgh. And who said the weather is always wet up in Scotland!?

ImageSwedish Air Force Rockwell Sabreliner 40A (Tp86) - 86001 by ledwooddaniel, on Flickr

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Nice.

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Very nice!

A classic little aircraft too.
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Very envious. Never seen it, despite them having been around for years. Lovely shots.
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capercaillie wrote:
Thu 25 Jun 2020, 2:20 pm
Very envious. Never seen it, despite them having been around for years. Lovely shots.
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Nice capture, and a pleasing colour scheme too. I don’t recall ever seeing one.

Is this part of the superb Historic flight?

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Wyvernfan wrote:
Sat 27 Jun 2020, 7:06 am
Nice capture, and a pleasing colour scheme too. I don’t recall ever seeing one.

Is this part of the superb Historic flight?
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Very nice :)
It is still part of the active Air Force!

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It's certainly a characteristic little thing, especially with the bright yellow smiley face on the tail of the aircraft. It'll certainly be a shame if the aircraft isn't taken on by the Historic Flight, or at least placed on display at a museum.
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Blinder of a catch, mate.

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Phil had one on a Northolt night shoot some years ago - when was that?
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psquiddy wrote:
Sun 28 Jun 2020, 9:03 pm
Phil had one on a Northolt night shoot some years ago - when was that?
2013 I do believe was when it appeared at Northolt. The Sabreliner has actually been to the UK earlier this year, made a visit to Boscombe Down in April
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psquiddy wrote:
Sun 28 Jun 2020, 9:03 pm
Phil had one on a Northolt night shoot some years ago - when was that?
I It was 14th March 2013 for Night Photoshoot XIV. :)
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