View Full Version : Cold War Jets Open Day - Bruntingthorpe 30/5/10

31-05-2010, 09:48 PM
Me and BK went down to Bruntingthorpe to take in this now very popular event that is run twice a year:thumb

The weather held out and gave us some fantastic photo opportunitys along with watching these old "Cold War" warriors run up there engines for the fast taxying down the runway:)
We were given the delights of the resident Lightnings, (now in there rebuilt QRA Hangers), H P Victor, EE Canberra, HS Buccaneer, Hawker Hunter and the last of the day the DH Comet, which I think as far as I know is the only comet left now in running condition.

The latest addition to the collection to arrive was a Nimrod which flew in recently direct from its withdrawal from Kinloss. Like the otherr jets it will form part of the fast taxying in the next open day:thumb

If you missed it make sure you get down to the next one:thumb

Some pics:


The Buccaneer did some excellent warm up runs for photos, before taxying down the runway.


The two resident Lightnings now reside in the original QRA hanger that has painstakingly been re-erected from Binbrook:thumb


The Victor starting on her fast taxy down the runway, (no take off this year, unlike last year):) a lovely restoration has been carried out on her:thumb


The latest addition to the collection the Nimrod, still under MOD ownership, so it could not be powered up on this occasion as it apparently still contains sensitive equipment that needs to be removed:cry:


And the First passenger jet airliner the DH Comet! its nice to see some old passenger planes still breathing!
A credit to the guys at Bruntingthorpe:thumb


And on static display the French built Airbus Skylink, surely one of the most ugly and strange planes ever flown:confused:


more pics here:

Thanks for looking:coffee

31-05-2010, 09:53 PM
nice pics there mate . the airbus skylink is for moveing parts of planes from factory to factory

01-06-2010, 12:11 AM
Great set of pics fella! :thumb

01-06-2010, 10:09 AM
Airbus skylinks are wacky planes:lol:


One in flight

Victor 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh2YSzBdWFg

Victor 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuBReU7GEcc

01-06-2010, 01:15 PM
Theyre very nice photos, i like the lightnings and victor but the comet has to be one of my favourites

02-06-2010, 07:58 PM
thats awesome :)

03-06-2010, 12:53 PM
Great seeing these Tankman. :thumb

03-06-2010, 01:26 PM
nice pics there mate . the airbus skylink is for moveing parts of planes from factory to factory

I think there's at least one flight a week into Hawarden Airport at Broughton.

03-06-2010, 08:41 PM
You got nice weather this year, I went a year or two back and it absolutely hammered down from dawn 'til dusk:(

The flight into Broughton is by the 'Beluga', a modified airbus that replaced the neolithic era Guppies.