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Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

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MarkS
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Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by MarkS » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:49 pm

A few negative scans from the '87 airday, which had a nice selection of RAF front line fighters with no less than 3 Lightnings, the only time Culdrose played host to this many on the deck............
Cheers, Mark

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CU8701 by mark1stevens, on Flickr

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by donnyman » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:12 pm

fantastic stuff :clap:

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by Victor5 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:48 pm

Not a rain drop in sight! Great set!

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by paddyboy » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:27 pm

Brilliant pics :P

I have seen too many frightnings today :Wow:

Now going to look all over again :)

Don't care if I do go blind :lol:

Thanks

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by buzzer » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:46 pm

BEAUTY mate! :Wow: i remeber this show! and remember the lightnings!?(as every one did!)
lost my log for it years ago.. so seeing all them numbers there has made me a happy boy again ;)
am i right in thinking that on departure one of the lightings could only get reheat on one of the engines? so took of with one burner lite??

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by SW Sky Blue » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:48 pm

great days ...... :'(

kev

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by spingo22 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:37 am

Lovely to see these again, Mark.Back in the days before i had a camera, my schooldays.The school would give us the option of a day off to attend the show, and i would also skive off the following to day to watch the departures.Practically everything would depart and then return for a high speed,low level beat-up of the runway,happy times.

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by jem60 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:00 am

BUZZER. It was quite usual to see Lightnings take off with only one reheat, or for that matter, no reheat alt all, depending on runway length. I have video of the last Lightning display at Mildenhall, which was done with no reheat at all on take off. It being a fuel critical machine, I guess they are simply saving fuel.

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Post by buzzer » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:43 am

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jem60 wrote:BUZZER. It was quite usual to see Lightnings take off with only one reheat, or for that matter, no reheat alt all, depending on runway length. I have video of the last Lightning display at Mildenhall, which was done with no reheat at all on take off. It being a fuel critical machine, I guess they are simply saving fuel.
I know.. Thats why I asked the question ;)
I seem to remember that seeing as culdrose has'nt got the longest of runways reheat was for takeoff. But on one of the lightnings only one. Of the burners would light? So she thunder down the runway with only the one reheat?
Offcorse I could be wrong. But remember being there on departure day,and for what ever reasion I have this stuck in my mind?! :huh: o

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by buzzer » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:48 am

spingo22 wrote:Lovely to see these again, Mark.Back in the days before i had a camera, my schooldays.The school would give us the option of a day off to attend the show, and i would also skive off the following to day to watch the departures.Practically everything would depart and then return for a high speed,low level beat-up of the runway,happy times.
Remember it well! Departure days would give better show than Friday itself!
Also remember skiveing of to walk out there because we had had a heads up for a visting type!!
Happy days indeed :clap:

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by jaybee » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:06 pm

Great set of images Mark,colourful and the skyvan is peach of a shot as are the rest..cheers :thumb:
To jump on the bandwagon, it has to be moving... :ninja:

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by MarkS » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:43 pm

Cheers for the comment s everyone , much appreciated .
buzzer wrote:BEAUTY mate! :Wow: i remeber this show! and remember the lightnings!?(as every one did!)
lost my log for it years ago.. so seeing all them numbers there has made me a happy boy again ;)
am i right in thinking that on departure one of the lightings could only get reheat on one of the engines? so took of with one burner lite??
Pete, I'll did out the log and either post it here or PM you with it .
I missed the departure day unfortunately !

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Post by buzzer » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:52 pm

MarkS wrote:Cheers for the comment s everyone , much appreciated .
buzzer wrote:BEAUTY mate! :Wow: i remeber this show! and remember the lightnings!?(as every one did!)
lost my log for it years ago.. so seeing all them numbers there has made me a happy boy again ;)
am i right in thinking that on departure one of the lightings could only get reheat on one of the engines? so took of with one burner lite??
Pete, I'll did out the log and either post it here or PM you with it .
I missed the departure day unfortunately !
GOOD MAN :thumb: thanks bud

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by MarkS » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:00 pm

Pete, log below . I haven't listed everything individually or listed squadrons or mark/models, just basic type and serials . Hope it helps .If you need any other logs let me know , cheers, Mark

Buccaneer XV864
Canberra WH646
Hawk XX352, XX339, XX159
Lightning XP741, XR716, XS903
Phantom XV470, ZE351, XV460
Puma XW237
Chinook ZA671
F-16 E-608 DAF O/S
Tornado 43+62 GN
BO105 80+54 GA
CH53G 84+69 GA
Seaking RS04 BAF
A-10 80-0273, 82-0654
Jet provost XW353
Defender ZF573
Nimrod XV242 O/S
Devon XJ324, XJ319
Hunter WT711, WV267, XX466 all SAH
Kestrel XS695, XP980 SAH
Wessex XP150 SAH
Sea Harrier XZ460, ZD578, ZD607
Sea Heron XM296, XR441
Lynx XZ240
Wasp XT437
Sea Fury WG655
Firefly WB271
Swordfish LS326
Spitfire AR501
Seaking ZD625, ZD626, ZF118, ZE426, XZ598, XZ591 + 25 Based Seakings , serials N/N
+ a load of other based A/C and a few civvis, notable ones....
Skyvan G-ASZJ
Concorde G-BOAG

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by bertieb » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:26 pm

Happy days indeed.

I was in the static area when "BE" taxied in and we were able to gather around as the pilot got out. Chris L greeted him like a long-lost friend saying, "Let me shake your hand, you are the first Lightning ever to land here, the runway was always too short before!", to which he said "Well I thought it was rather short today!"

Thanks for posting, who knows perhaps 2013 will be as good.

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by spingo22 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:00 am

Touch of class! Good ol' Chris, he must be Cornwall's most notorious spotter!

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Re: Lightnings @ RNAS Culdrose Airday 1987

Post by Nick.M » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:06 pm

Brilliant pictures, what great memories, thanks for putting them on.

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