Bruntingthorpe

A visit on Sunday 25 May 2014

'Days of Thunder'



English Electric Lightning F.6 in its QRA Hangar.


Red Top missile and boarding ladder.



French Dassauilt Ouragan.



Hawker Hunter two-seater.



Nimrod the Mighty Hunter.



Handley-Page Victor K.2



Jet Provost landing.



Three of the seven JPs on show.



Brooding Victor...



Immaculate Jet Provost T3A.



Canberra WT333 starting up in a cloud of black smoke.



Off down the runway.........

 

.......... and back.



Then it was the Nimrod's turn for a fast run.



Buccaneer wing fold routine.



All tucked up.



Aero L-29 Delfin in Romanian colours.



Victor returning from its run.



Being pushed back into its slot.



Hungarian registered Gazelle put on an impromptu display......



... togther with this UK-registered example.



Time for the highlight of the show - the EE Lightning.



A slow taxy at first......



... then the throttles were opened up - the noise is deafening....



... brakes off, accelerating.......



... then the reheat cuts in..... and the ground shakes....



.... followed by a sedate return.



Phew !!!



The race between a Ferrari and a Porsche was a lot quieter.



Buccaneer fast taxy......



... followed by its party piece wing fold.....



Area Rules!



BBMF Spitfire XXIX did a flyby.



VC.10 taxying back after its fast run.



Lockheed F-104G in the small museum.



DH Sea Vixen FAW.2



Inside the cavernous hold of the Super Guppy.



Interesting to think that it started life a a B-29 bomber......



Superb Beech 18 in US Navy colours.



Another Beech 18 - this time in USAAF markings.



Port side of the Beech 18.



'Naval Encounter' nose artwork.



DH Comet 4C 'Canopus'.......



.... and its progeny, the Nimrod.



Elegant Comet.



Victor being put to bed......

Ken Duffey

May 2014