Cold War Jets Day at Bruntingthorpe Airfield,

on August 26th 2018

 

On the 26th of August 2018 I attended one of the twice yearly Cold War Jets Days

held at Bruntingthorpe Airfield in Leicestershire.

The event is held to showcase the collection of fast taxyable jets, which are based

on the airfield. Unfortunately, none of the aircraft are in an airworthy condition, but at least

they're still live, so you can still get all the noise & the great smell of jet fumes! :-)

 

The weather forecast for the event, was, to say the least, awful, with rain from around

10am onwards. The forecasters were pretty much spot on, unfortunately, but with

all that rain the photographs that were possible certainly had a unique atmosphere,

with water being sucked into air intakes & thrown up behind aircraft as they hurtled down the runway.

The highlight for me was probably the 2 Blackburn S.2B Buccaneers which certainly threw up

plenty of the wet stuff! This was just before my camera died! :-(

 

I did manage to get a few static images of the aircraft on display before the event itself

began at 11am. Most aircraft did run apart from the De Havilland Comet 4C 'Canopus'.

 

This was a very memorable & enjoyable event, even with, or maybe because of, the heavy rain,

right up to the point my camera decided it was no longer going to work in the damp conditons.

 

It actually made a change to watch the aircraft without camera in hand.

 

This section contains 60 unique images taken during the event

Just click on a thumbnail for a full sized image.

De Havilland Comet 4C XS235 'Canopus'
De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ494/121
Dual Identity Lightning F.3 XR713/XR718
ETPS Tornado GR.1P ZA326
ETPS Tornado GR.1P ZA326
Sea Vixen FAW.2, Lightning F3, Hunter T.7 & Hunter GA.11
De Havilland Comet 4C XS235 'Canopus'
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX900
De Havilland Comet 4C XS235 'Canopus'
De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ494/121
Dual Identity Lightning F.3 XR713/XR718
Avro Shackleton MR.3 WR974/K
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL565/Y
Lightning, Sea Vixen, Tornado, Buccaneer & Comet
Avro Shackleton MR.3 WR974/K
PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1018
BAC Jet Provost T.5A XW290/MA/41
PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1018
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Buccaneers XX894/R/020 & XW544
Handley Page Victor K.2 XM715 'Teasin Tina'
Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR.2 XV226
Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR.2 XV226
Handley Page Victor K.2 XM715 'Teasin Tina'
Vickers VC-10 K.4 ZD241 (G-ASGM)
Vickers VC-10 K.4 ZD241 (G-ASGM)
Vickers VC-10 K.4 ZD241 (G-ASGM)
Vickers VC-10 K.4 ZD241 (G-ASGM)
Vickers VC-10 K.4 ZD241 (G-ASGM)
Aero L29 Delphin 66654 'Red 53'
PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1018
Aero L29 Delphin 66654 'Red 53'
PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1018
Pilot of PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1018
PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1018
Aero L29 Delphin 66654 'Red 53'
Aero L29 Delphin 66654 'Red 53'
PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1018
PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1018 & Aero L29 Delphin 66654
PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1018 & L29 Delphin 66654
PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1018
Buccaneers XX894/R/020 & XW544 & Nimrod XV226
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneers XX894/R/020 & XW544
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020

 

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