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Bruntingthorpe Airfield

Postby LightningMk6 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:15 pm

As many of you will know by now, the Cold War Jets open days are now a thing of the past, we had a long run of being able to display our 2 Lightnings both at open days and special photographic events like night shoots.

Earlier this year the airfield owners leased the airfield to Cox Automotive as a vehicle storage site, which resulted in aircraft movements being stopped. The Buccaneers managed to secure other airfield facilities, and have now settled in their new surroundings. The Lightning Q shed is secure as are the 3 Lightnings but they are unable to move from there parked areas now. However work is still being carried out to ensure that the jets are serviceable.

A Cold War Jets museum is now being planned which will be built adjacent to the Q shed and a new entrance to the site is being cleared, it was the old crash gate when the airfield was active, trees are being cleared and the ground prepared for siting many of the jets which are still on the site.

Hopefully one day we will once again be able to open to the public, but for now, those that attended a Lightning fast taxi event will have to live with their memories.
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Re: Bruntingthorpe Airfield

Postby Dougs » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:19 am

Thanks for the update, very sad news indeed. Had many great trips over to brunty to see the aircraft and will never forget seeing a lightning on full afterburner just feet away.
Glad they will still be around though as things can change.
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Re: Bruntingthorpe Airfield

Postby Sooty655 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:41 pm

It's good to hear that the remaining warbirds are safe, at least for now.

Is there any word on the Guppy?
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Re: Bruntingthorpe Airfield

Postby LightningMk6 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:50 pm

No idea what is happening to the Guppy, it is a tad too large for the proposed Museum, but if I hear anything, will let you know
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Re: Bruntingthorpe Airfield

Postby Sooty655 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:42 pm

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