QRA Lightning Scramble held at

Bruntingthorpe Airfield on

July 15th 2012 Page 1 of 2   

 

On the 15th of July 2012 I visited Bruntingthorpe Airfield in Leicestershire for a

very special and unique event.

The Lightning Preservation Group had organised a QRA Scramble involving

English Electric Lightning F.6, XS904. XR728 still has engine issues so any

monies raised from the event will go towards getting XR728 running properly again.

This unique event was held in front of about 250 spectators and in some

surprisingly good weather considering the weather we've been having recently.

Also taking part during the afternoon was the Buccaneer Aviation Group's

Buccaneer S.2B XW544, English Electric Canberra B(I).8/B.6 MOD WT333,

Handley Page Victor K.2, XM715 'Teasin Tina', Hawker Hunter T.7, XL565 and

BAC Jet Provost T.3A, XM365.

The day was thoroughly enjoyable and seeing a live Lightning do a QRA Scramble

was awesome and never to be forgotten.

 

This section contains around 167 unique images taken during the event:

 

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Beech 18 Expeditor 3T 1164 (G-BKGL)
Beech 18 Expeditor 3T 1164 (G-BKGL)
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
Beech 18 Expeditor 3T 1164 (G-BKGL)
Beech 18 Expeditor 3T 1164 (G-BKGL)
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX889/T
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX894/R/020
English Electric Canberra B(I).8/B6 Mod WT333
BAe Harrier FRS.2 ZD610/002
English Electric Canberra B(I).8/B6 Mod WT333
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneers XX894/020 & XX889/T
English Electric Canberra B(I).8/B6 WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I).8/B6 Mod WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I).8/B6 Mod WT333
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter 22+35
Canberra B(I).8/B6 Mod WT333 Cockpit
English Electric Canberra B(I).8/B6 Mod WT333
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ

 

SCRAMBLE!

SCRAMBLE!

SCRAMBLE!

 

Quick Reaction Alert Hanger
 
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904/BQ
STAND DOWN, PANIC OVER!!
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544/O
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
English Electric Canberra B(I).8/B6 WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I).8/B6 Mod WT333
English Electric Canberra B(I).8/B6 Mod WT333

 

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