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The Peterhead Lightning

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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby Gus0898uk » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:12 am

About 20 years ago wasn't there a Lightning on display in the South Gyle area of Edinburgh? I am sure that I saw one from a passing train once.
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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby Bushpilot » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:47 am

If anyone is heading that way from down south there is two seat Hunter in Klu markings next to the Stonehaven - Peterculter road for the same Avon reason.
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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby Punkrunner62 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:52 am

The Hunter is on the left just past Netherly if coming from Aberdeen.On right if coming from Stonehaven.Major roadworks in area due to construction of AWPR.
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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby jaybee » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:16 pm

Just to add a bit more on this lovely aircraft, I took some shots on my first 3 megapixel compact back then in 2004.You can also see the place was used as a staging post for the display aircraft
doing the Sunderland air show...

ImageXR749 Lightning Mk3/Teeside-2004 by John Bilcliffe, on Flickr

ImageXR749 Lightning Mk3/Teeside-2004 by John Bilcliffe, on Flickr

ImageXR749 Lightning Mk3/Teeside-2004 by John Bilcliffe, on Flickr

ImageXR749 Lightning Mk3/Teeside-2004 by John Bilcliffe, on Flickr
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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby Mark Lawley » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:35 pm

Donald

very nice indeed

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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby Fat Bob John » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:40 pm

Gus0898uk wrote:About 20 years ago wasn't there a Lightning on display in the South Gyle area of Edinburgh? I am sure that I saw one from a passing train once.


It certainly used to sit on a roundabout there as a division of BAe had offices there. Been a while since I was down that way but I think she may have been moved.
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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby whiteout75 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:10 am

Fat Bob John wrote:
Gus0898uk wrote:About 20 years ago wasn't there a Lightning on display in the South Gyle area of Edinburgh? I am sure that I saw one from a passing train once.


It certainly used to sit on a roundabout there as a division of BAe had offices there. Been a while since I was down that way but I think she may have been moved.


Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum now, i think.
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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby Gus0898uk » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:44 pm

Thanks very much for the updates on the Lightning.
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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby whiteout75 » Fri May 12, 2017 9:38 pm

I finally got in touch with someone at the Score Group in Peterhead on the phone a couple of weeks ago.

No visits to the Lightning possible anymore.

Company policy.
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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby TankBuster » Sun May 14, 2017 7:27 am

Excellent pictures of a magnificent aircraft.

Of interest, the Greenwich power station in London houses eight Rolls Royce Avons, which are still all fully operational. They are used to power generators as an emergency back up power supply for the London underground system...
http://www.energyforlondon.org/greenwic ... or-london/

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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby paddyboy » Sun May 14, 2017 10:15 am

I can remember when I had a visit (as a nipper) to the then new Norwich power station at Trowse, which had (I think) 2 Avons :whistle:

Thanks for posting :thumbs:

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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby Wallace » Tue May 16, 2017 8:33 am

This is a photo of the Gyle Lightning at the DGAM.
If you look underneath you will see the square mounting used to mound it onto the pole. I understand that the DGAM is in the process or removing this to restore it back to it's normal appearance...but they may be looking for a belly tank.
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Re: The Peterhead Lightning

Postby Handypete » Thu May 18, 2017 5:35 pm

nice pics :thumbs:
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