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    Lincolnshire mystery collection

    Anyone know anything about this little collection in a Lincolnshire field just North of Louth.

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.43....3&r=0&src=msl
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    I take it this is the NATO aircraft museum at Grainthorpe near Louth?.
    The Lightnings being XR770 and XS416.
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    Is that the F104 that has now gone to Brunty...? There was talk that the Lightnings may be leaving as well....
    Cheers,Peter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis View Post
    I take it this is the NATO aircraft museum at Grainthorpe near Louth?.
    The Lightnings being XR770 and XS416.
    It would appear so Dennis although the website refers to it as "Lincair", Lincolnshire Aircraft Preservation Trust.
    A neighbour spotted the aircraft whilst driving by and mentioned it to me this morning.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Is that the F104 that has now gone to Brunty...? There was talk that the Lightnings may be leaving as well....
    My neighbour did mention the place was up for sale.

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    If Lincair are involved they are also members of the Lincolnshire Integrated Aviation Heritage Partnership {LIAHP} along with Metheringham and most of the other aviation venues in the county - as featured in the editorial section of the current FlyPast.

    You could also check them out in the new Wrecks & Relics.
    Last edited by TwinOtter23; 26th May 2008 at 13:58. Reason: Additional info

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinOtter23 View Post
    If Lincair are involved they are also members of the Lincolnshire Integrated Aviation Heritage Partnership {LIAHP} along with Metheringham and most of the other aviation venues in the county - as featured in the editorial section of the current FlyPast.

    You could also check them out in the new Wrecks & Relics.
    "LIAHP" now that's catchy, or is it catching?
    Why be your own worse critic, that's what the forum is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart gowans View Post
    "LIAHP" now that's catchy, or is it catching?
    Mr Ellis seems to think that the LIAHP might “catch-on” – and surely if it’s anything to do with aviation it has to have an acronym. BFN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundcrew View Post
    It would appear so Dennis although the website refers to it as "Lincair", Lincolnshire Aircraft Preservation Trust.
    A neighbour spotted the aircraft whilst driving by and mentioned it to me this morning.
    My neighbour did mention the place was up for sale.
    Ted - here's a couple of links to "Lincair" (sorry !!- no pun intended!!)

    http://www.binbrook.demon.co.uk/html/collection.html
    http://www.museum-explorer.org.uk/sh...5&q=&m=34&y=88

    The first website seems to have last been updated in Jan. '07 so I don't know the current status of the collection I'm afraid. If it is being sold and the collection dispersed it will be a great shame.

    Your first aerial shot would appear to be some time ago as the Google satellite shot shows a much more mature museum display area at the Grainthorpe site, with these aircraft clearly visible. I still can't date this aerial shot either so things may have changed.

    Have a look :
    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.43....7&r=0&src=ggl

    Regarding the F.104 Starfighter (22+57) - it does appear to have been moved to Brunty, and before late April 2008, as she is shown (without wings attached) in a photo on the 'Lightning Preservation Group (LPG) Bruntingthorpe - Message and Forum Board'
    http://lpgxs904xr728.proboards20.com...lay&thread=106
    where '22+57' can be seen being towed round to the aircraft pans, ready for refitting the wings (26th April '08).

    By the way - is this you Ted ?
    http://xs186.photos.gb.net/search.ph...&action=Go&t=p

    If it is you Ted, I heard your name mentioned when I popped in for a visit to Metheringham Airfield Visitors Centre a few weeks ago and was impressed with the progress made with the restoration of the Jet Provost (XS186).

    Cheers

    Richard
    Last edited by R J A Taylor; 26th May 2008 at 17:38.

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    Not sure what will happen to XR770 if they tried to sell her, as far as I know she actually bellongs to 'the people of Grimsby' after being gifted by the station commander when Binbrook was closed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R J A Taylor View Post
    Ted - here's a couple of links to "Lincair" (sorry !!- no pun intended!!)

    http://www.binbrook.demon.co.uk/html/collection.html
    http://www.museum-explorer.org.uk/sh...5&q=&m=34&y=88

    The first website seems to have last been updated in Jan. '07 so I don't know the current status of the collection I'm afraid. If it is being sold and the collection dispersed it will be a great shame.

    Your first aerial shot would appear to be some time ago as the Google satellite shot shows a much more mature museum display area at the Grainthorpe site, with these aircraft clearly visible. I still can't date this aerial shot either so things may have changed.

    Have a look :
    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.43....7&r=0&src=ggl
    Thanks Richard, I had found the Binbrook one but as you say it hasn't been up dated for a while.
    I couldn't make out which of Google or VE had the most recent photo. I will ask my neighbour where the aircraft were located. I suspect he wouldn't have seen them if they were in the VE location as that shows them some way from the road. Thinking about it the VE view of Metheringham Airfield Visitors Centre doesn't even show our JP, still shows the squash court that used to be there.
    Quote Originally Posted by R J A Taylor View Post
    Regarding the F.104 Starfighter (22+57) - it does appear to have been moved to Brunty, and before late April 2008, as she is shown (without wings attached) in a photo on the 'Lightning Preservation Group (LPG) Bruntingthorpe - Message and Forum Board'
    http://lpgxs904xr728.proboards20.com...lay&thread=106
    where '22+57' can be seen being towed round to the aircraft pans, ready for refitting the wings (26th April '08).
    There was mention of the F104 on a recent post about the open day at Brunty last w/e.

    Quote Originally Posted by R J A Taylor View Post
    By the way - is this you Ted ?
    http://xs186.photos.gb.net/search.ph...&action=Go&t=p

    If it is you Ted, I heard your name mentioned when I popped in for a visit to Metheringham Airfield Visitors Centre a few weeks ago and was impressed with the progress made with the restoration of the Jet Provost (XS186).

    Cheers

    Richard
    Yes that is me in winter garb, about six layers of clothing. You will find us down there most Saturdays come frost, rain, hail, snow and occasionally shine.
    Our site needs updating but I don't seem to find the time to take any photos, most of the latest work has been internal, wiring etc so there is not a lot to see.
    Last edited by Groundcrew; 26th May 2008 at 20:25. Reason: Added info about VE view

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    Thats part of our motley little crew there. Ted Paul and Me. If any of you folks feel like calling in on a saturday and having a chat you will be more than welcome. We may even get the kettle on for a brew .

    All the best.

    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundcrew View Post
    Thanks Richard, I had found the Binbrook one but as you say it hasn't been up dated for a while.
    I couldn't make out which of Google or VE had the most recent photo. I will ask my neighbour where the aircraft were located. I suspect he wouldn't have seen them if they were in the VE location as that shows them some way from the road. Thinking about it the VE view of Metheringham Airfield Visitors Centre doesn't even show our JP, still shows the squash court that used to be there.

    There was mention of the F104 on a recent post about the open day at Brunty last w/e.


    Yes that is me in winter garb, about six layers of clothing. You will find us down there most Saturdays come frost, rain, hail, snow and occasionally shine.
    Our site needs updating but I don't seem to find the time to take any photos, most of the latest work has been internal, wiring etc so there is not a lot to see.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gregers View Post
    Thats part of our motley little crew there. Ted Paul and Me. If any of you folks feel like calling in on a saturday and having a chat you will be more than welcome. We may even get the kettle on for a brew . All the best.
    Greg .



    Thanks for that Ted - and thanks Greg for the open invitation. I hope you don't mind my posting a copy of your 'Help Wanted' poster which I came across on the door to the Visitors Centre on 27th April '08 - You might like to know there's also one displayed on the Public Noticeboard inside our local Co-op store in Ruskington. Who knows, someone might just see it and offer their services.
    I am only about 10 minutes away from Metheringham so I'm sure I'll be popping in quite a bit - hope soon to see you both, and Paul Flynn, in the flesh ("so to speak" !!!).

    All the Best

    Richard
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    The poster has proved very successful with 4 new members joining the team since Paul put it out in the surrounding villages.

    It is a keen, small, friendly informal group and as Greg mentioned he is always more than willing to stop work to chat and make a brew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Is that the F104 that has now gone to Brunty...? There was talk that the Lightnings may be leaving as well....
    Don't know if you've seen the "JULY '08" edition (out now!!) of 'Flypast' yet (Page 104 appropriately!!!) - Ken Ellis has just done an interesting piece on the 'Brian McLain Collection' and heavily features the F.104G Starfighter '22+57' - to complement his impressive collection of cockpits.

    Apparently Brian discovered this aircraft for sale earlier this year on an internet auction site (? "the-bay"!!!). He successfully bidded and acquired the aircraft and had it transported by road from the site at Grainthorpe, Lincs. to its new home at Bruntingthorpe where he apparently intends to renovate to taxying status over the next few years. All he really lacks at this time to achieve this is a General Electric J79 turbojet - ANYONE KNOW OF ONE ?

    Still don't know the fate of the 2 Lightnings (& cockpits) and the SAAB J35 Draken (A-011) on the 'LINCAIR' (Lincolnshire Aircraft Preservation Trust) site. Does anyone have an update on these other aircraft?


    Richard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundcrew View Post
    as Greg mentioned he is always more than willing to stop work to chat and make a brew.
    Not that Ted has ever refused the offer of a cuppa when I make one . I'm not there this saturday (At the Manchester BAPC meeting) But will be back on brew making duty next weekend .


    All the best.

    Greg

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