PostHeaderIcon Lightning-T5 Photo's - Thunder runs

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Photographs in this section are typical of these that can be taken on our Thunder run days. XS458 being prepped for her first run of the day. June 2011.

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Basking in the Cranfield sun. A quiet moment before engine start.

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A shot showing the width of the two seat Lightning cockpit.

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With air-brakes and flaps still extended, pilot Sqn Ldr Dennis Brooks taxies XS458 back from the first run of the day.

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XS458 enjoying the freedom of the runway! Spectacular photographs are obtained from the runways edge. June 2011.

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A scene that was so typical of the 1960's as a 92 squadron Lightning comes into land. Actually Cranfield early June 2011.

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Back-tracking along the runway after the high speed run, showing off the 111 squadron markings.

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A lovely side profile of a T5 Lightning. This view shows the fine contours that went into the two seat cockpit design.

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One very satisfied customer enjoying his ride in a Lightning.

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XS458 turning onto the taxi way Echo. Sqn Ldr Dennis Brooks keeping air-brakes and flaps extended for the photographers.

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The moment of light up as number two reheat kicks in. This was carried out after the second run for the benefit of the photographers.

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Ground crew applying the two cockpit access ladders at the end of the static reheat run.

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Wonderful shot of Lightning T5, XS458 in full reheat. Photo taken in May 2011 by John Stiles.

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Taxying back. Another fine study taken by John Stiles as XS458 between runway and parking pan. May 2011.

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Static shots are part of the photographers day as XS458 is positioned to give good back grounds to both sides showing the two squadron colours. John Stiles photo.

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Another photo that could have been taken from yesteryear. John Stiles captured XS458 from the runways edge.

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Taxying home! XS458 seen back-tracking after a high speed run. Taken by John Stiles in May 2011.

 

 

 

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