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    Buccaneer Airborne!!

    Lovely to see this fine machine back on the display circuit in South Africa.


    Cheers,Peter
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    Very nice. I assume this is one of the Thunder City aircraft, any of the
    others flying ?

    I haven't been keeping tabs on the happenings there.

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    re;

    By the time i went to my 1st airshow, the Bucc was out of service. I wish i had been around to have seen them, we had Lightnings and f4s overhead all the time as a child but i couldn't afford airshows till i got my paper round
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    One of the Ex thunder city Bucc's apparently... Her new owner really puts her through her paces!
    Cheers,Peter
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    If only......
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    What a stunning display! I can barely imagine just how loud that all was. Well done to the new owner and crew for getting her back up where she belongs: in the air before a crowd.
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    Very nice . It looked a fast and gentle display to me... just how it should be with an historic machine.
    Presume the pilot is ex Thunder City too?!
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    Took the Arna's for granted when they flew around the Moray skies, but now miss them terribly...
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    and in the UK theres at least 3 that are live and airworthy but!!
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    Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pistonrob View Post
    and in the UK theres at least 3 that are live and airworthy but!!
    Really? And where are they hiding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pistonrob View Post
    and in the UK theres at least 3 that are live and airworthy but!!
    Theres one at Scampton.. where other 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis Parker View Post
    Theres one at Scampton.. where other 2?
    I thought the one at Scampton would be mentioned! There is a huge difference between a restoration candidate and being airworthy. The Scampton aircraft is still a long way from being airworthy.

    I imagine the second one that will get mentioned is the one with the Foxhunter nose... Again... Its nothing like being airworthy, though I understand it would be a candidate for restoration.

    Without the magic bit of paper all these aircraft are nothing more than ground runners.

    Not sure where the third one is?!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis Parker View Post
    Theres one at Scampton.. where other 2?
    Sorry...I'll rephrase this ..... nearest to capable of returning to flight that I know of.... having been Intimately involved with '558s return, I know the hoops that would have to be jumped through to get it airbourne

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