Lightning

RAF Lightning pilot recalls when he flew a solo intercept against a formation of 80 Soviet Tu-95 Bear and Tu-16 Badger Strategic Bombers off the UK Coast

RAF Lightning pilot recalls when he flew a solo intercept against a formation of 80 Soviet Tu-95 Bear and Tu-16 Badger Strategic Bombers off the UK Coast

The RAF Lightning The Lightning was the Royal Air Force’s first truly supersonic aircraft and its introduction immediately doubled maximum… Read More

3 months ago

RAF Lightning pilot recalls when with both engines missing compressor blades from stage eight onwards he was able to land after having experiencing a double engine failure on take-off

The English Electric Lightning Conceived an interceptor to defend the V-Force airfields during the Cold War, the English Electric Lightning… Read More

4 months ago

RAF Lightning pilot recalls when he accelerated to the fighter max speed of Mach 2.2 and zoomed to 87,800 feet establishing the (unofficial) world altitude record of the Lightning

The RAF Lighting interceptor. Conceived an interceptor to defend the V-Force airfields during the Cold War, the English Electric Lightning… Read More

5 months ago

The story of the most famous ejection from a RAF Lightning interceptor

The RAF Lightning The Lightning was the Royal Air Force’s first truly supersonic aircraft and its introduction immediately doubled maximum… Read More

10 months ago

Here are some cool photos of the first dual-control Panavia Tornado GR1T in its original colour scheme

The sunset/night photo shoot featured not only the Panavia Tornado GR1T ZA319, but also the Hawk T1 XX154 and the… Read More

1 year ago

Operation Magic Carpet and the Story of the British Mercenary Pilots who Flew Saudi Lightning Interceptors

Mercenary pilots were originally offered £4,000 annually, a considerable sum of money in 1966; later on they got £10,000! British… Read More

5 years ago

GORGEOUS COLD WAR ERA VIDEO SHOWS ROYAL AIR FORCE LIGHTNING INTERCEPTORS PERFORMING A SCRAMBLE

The iconic Lightning has been Britain's first and only entirely indigenous Mach 2 fighter aircraft produced After the article featuring… Read More

7 years ago