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Lightning Twilight Photoshoot & Nightshoot

held at Bruntingthorpe Airfield on

November 9th 2013 Page 1 of 2   

 

On the 9th of November 2013 I visited Bruntingthorpe Airfield in Leicestershire.

Bruntingthorpe seems to be a regular haunt of mine these days & that's no bad thing! :-)

 

The Lightning Preservation Group had organised a Twilight Photoshoot involving

English Electric Lightning F.6, XS904/BQ. After the Twilight Photoshoot there was also a Nightshoot

which included the LPG's other Lightning, XR728/JS. Both aircraft being positioned in front of the

totally authentic QRA shed and under floodlight.

This ticket only event was held in front of several hundred spectators with some bright but

cold weather during the day together with freezing conditions in the evening for the Nightshoot, brrrrrrr!!

During the day at Bruntingthorpe and prior to the main event,

the English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333 did some engine tests and taxying on the runway,

with a new pilot for the aircraft, Bob Tuxford at the controls.

I also got to photograph some of the other residents on the airfield, namely a couple of

Jet Provosts that were also doing engine runs & fast taxying.

 

The day was thoroughly enjoyable and seeing XS904 in full reheat

was awesome, as was seeing both aircraft side by side outside their hangar under floodlight.

 

This section contains around 133 unique images taken during the day:

 

Just click on a thumbnail for a full sized image.

Handley Page Victor K.2 XM715 'Teasin Tina'
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Comet 4.C, Nimrod MR.2P, VC-10, Boeing 747 & Buccaneer
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Comet 4.C XS235 & Nimrod MR.2P XV226
3 x Vickers VC-10's, 2 x Boeing 747's & Buccaneer
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Vickers VC-10, 2 x Boeing 747's & Buccaneer
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra WT333 Pilot Bob Tuxford
English Electric Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333
Canberra B(I)8/B.6 MOD WT333

 

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