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  • TwinOtter23
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    • Jan 2006
    • 7646

    A1 Lightning - Balderton

    Just spotted this http://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/te...d-89f42bfb691d

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  • Nashio966
    Senior Member
    • May 2007
    • 3268

    #2
    little better than scrap really she will die eventually

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    • Nashio966
      Senior Member
      • May 2007
      • 3268

      #3
      she's a rare'un though isnt she?

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      • TwinOtter23
        NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
        • Jan 2006
        • 7646

        #4
        Originally posted by 320psi
        Been here before

        She's dead Im affraid, there's no talking to the owners, totally unaproachable Im affraid....
        First time I've actually seen an individuals name mentioned.

        I also know that approaches made by Newark have been turned down ... I'm told over many years!
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        • Nashio966
          Senior Member
          • May 2007
          • 3268

          #5
          why do people do this? it seems especially with aircraft, that aircraft who are owned by people who dont know how to/havent the money or simply dont look after them, are destined to rot into nothingness for no apparent reason, when there are many who would offer said aircraft a welcome home

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          • TwinOtter23
            NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
            • Jan 2006
            • 7646

            #6
            At this particular location is was originally designed to 'advertise' the vehicle site to passing traffic on the A1 - they also had a fire engine with large turntable ladder extended into the sky and a 'dummy' strapped to the top!!
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            • Chox
              Senior Member
              • Feb 2007
              • 1263

              #7
              I get the feeling it's a bit beyond preservation - it looks unfit for anything except scrap now sadly!

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              • Pure Lightning
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jun 2008
                • 477

                #8
                No the nose could be saved

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                • mjr
                  mjr
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Dec 2003
                  • 728

                  #9
                  How Ironic. By virtue of being there, and being photographed over the years, she has served as a smoking gun, for the council to prove that the yard hasnt been doing any business for years. She has sealed her own fate to be squashed. the thing is well beyond the pale anyhow.
                  http://www.gatwick-aviation-museum.c...g/mainsite.htm

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                  • TwinOtter23
                    NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
                    • Jan 2006
                    • 7646

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Pure Lightning View Post
                    No the nose could be saved
                    :diablo: Ah, but will it be saved in time for .... http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/newsItem.php?id=85

                    24.11.09 - the link above was to a Cockpit-Fest 2009 item on here http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/news.php 2010 details will appear soon!
                    Last edited by TwinOtter23; 24th November 2009, 23:14. Reason: Link update 24.11.09!
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                    • Peter
                      Moderator
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 12467

                      #11
                      Is it even beyond the scope of a cockpit project?
                      Cheers,Peter
                      "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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                      • benyboy
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Sep 2004
                        • 1973

                        #12
                        I know I am going to take some flack for this but .....
                        I think it looks great !
                        I would have it in my garden just like that, and before you judge me think about how many times you have looked at the scrap yard thread.
                        http://www.mainlymilitary.co.uk/

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                        • TwinOtter23
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                          • Jan 2006
                          • 7646

                          #13
                          Originally posted by benyboy View Post
                          I know I am going to take some flack for this but .....
                          I think it looks great !
                          I would have it in my garden just like that....
                          Go for it!
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                          • Nashio966
                            Senior Member
                            • May 2007
                            • 3268

                            #14
                            does she still have engines in her or is that a myth?

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                            • Robert Hilton
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jan 2007
                              • 709

                              #15
                              I would imagine not.
                              All F2's were stripped before they were put out as decoys.

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                              • Pure Lightning
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Jun 2008
                                • 477

                                #16
                                She has still got both engines in.....

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                                • aeropark
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Dec 2008
                                  • 170

                                  #17
                                  My photo's from about 3 years ago





















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                                  • TwinOtter23
                                    NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
                                    • Jan 2006
                                    • 7646

                                    #18
                                    I’m not a ‘Lightning weights expert’ and this is a genuine question - what does the tail down attitude tell you?

                                    http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...&postcount=168

                                    The last time I passed the airframe I don’t recall the nose being supported.

                                    Looks like you went in Aeropark before the new fences went up and they tried to get the new Planning Permission!
                                    Last edited by TwinOtter23; 21st March 2009, 08:43. Reason: Typo
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                                    • TomDocherty72
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Mar 2004
                                      • 262

                                      #19
                                      'Zaps'

                                      I know it is very common for service aircraft to get zapped from time to time but I think you may have gone a little over the top with your zaps on your last photo visit Aeropark!

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                                      • TwinOtter23
                                        NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
                                        • Jan 2006
                                        • 7646

                                        #20
                                        Thanks 320psi – I believe that you might be fairly local to the site – I was many years ago having been born in Balderton and I still have relatives that live there.

                                        Do you know how it was transported to the site – usual wing cuts etc? [sorry 320psi - I missed the "as she was cut inboard of the oleo's" reference]

                                        Does anyone have any pictures of the delivery?
                                        Last edited by TwinOtter23; 21st March 2009, 08:57. Reason: Rushing!
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