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Hawker Hunter AviationLtd (HHA) RAF Scampton

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Hawker Hunter AviationLtd (HHA) RAF Scampton

Post by Heyfordian » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:14 pm

Thanks to Mick (HHA Chief Engineer) I managed to wangle a visit to Hawker Hunter Aviation Ltd (HHA).

This was a rare opportunity to see some ex-military fast jets that are in private hands but which are not often seen by the general public as they don't generally 'do' displays (too expensive) but earn their keep by flying on contract work.

BTW this visit was very much a 'one off' as the guys are too busy to normally allow tours.

Buccaneer S2B. 208 Sqn Lossiemouth's 'Famous Grouse'. Last seen by me in Desert camo..

Now parked in a tight corner and hard to photograph.

Hunter Mk58 J-4021 Boscombe 89

And now

Ex FRADU T8C XF994 #873

The Star of the Show though must be Su22 M-4 98+14


A tight squeeze

Even the 'vintage' tug was in mint condition

Look here for some decent shots of these Iconic Aircraft

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Thanks again Mick,Neil and not forgetting Mat Potulski who owns them all!!!

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Re: Hawker Hunter AviationLtd (HHA) RAF Scampton

Post by markmarples » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:18 pm

wow i was only talking about these yesterday

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Post by fmansam » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:13 am

quality catch...

when i was at scampton those hangars housed

a 3 peice toom and 2 peive bucc operated by BAe

them was the days!!!!!

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Post by lowlevelRAF » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:18 pm

Fantastic shots :) Is it still true they are only operator of the bucc allowed to fly in the UK or something :)? Would be great to see her, and the Su22 up in the air again :thumbs:

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Post by Jason Grant » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:22 pm

Very interesting post, much appreciated. :thumb:
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Post by jwarnerxh558 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:24 pm

some very nice catches there, havent seen that Swiss F58 for a few years now!
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Post by windoze11 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:58 pm

wow thats awesome would love to have a look around there if only the Buc was flying :(
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Re: Hawker Hunter AviationLtd (HHA) RAF Scampton

Post by Vulcanone » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:06 pm

Does anyone know what the serial of the two seater in primer is?


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Re: Hawker Hunter AviationLtd (HHA) RAF Scampton

Post by radfan57 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:00 pm

Were either ZZ190 or ZZ191 there on your visit, both spend time at Yeovilton but I believe "191" went to Scampton on 28/1/11

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Re: Hawker Hunter AviationLtd (HHA) RAF Scampton

Post by tg13 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:28 pm

It's XL587,we primed it in 2003 and painted the trailing edge where the ailerons sit gloss cherry red!!

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Post by Michael Leek » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:11 am

Thanks for posting Ian - and thanks too for the link to HHA.

It's always good to see photos of Hunters, particularly the last few airworthy ones. Long may they grace our skies...

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Re: Hawker Hunter AviationLtd (HHA) RAF Scampton

Post by neilscott » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:30 am

Brilliant photo's there mate :thumbs:

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