English Electric

Historic Aviation Quiz - English Electric Lightning

On par with the Spitfire, Phantom and Vulcan, English Electric’s incredible Lightning is still as popular today as it was half a century ago but how much do you know about it?

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Canberra Controversy

The Canberra’s first participation in a UK air defence exercise led to wildly different claims in the press about how the bomber and defending fighters had performed. Read here the informative article from the October 24, 1952 issue of The Aeroplane on this landmark exercise

Lightning fast taxi run postponed

Due to the rapidly developing repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak, the Anglo American Lightning Organisation (AALO) has decided to postpone its planned fast taxi run of English Electric Lightning T.5 XS422.

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Lightning Twilight Afterburner Runs

Assistant editor Jamie Ewan visited the Lightning Preservation Group’s hotly anticipated and ear-shattering Twilight Run - and discovers some of the organisation’s challenges

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Installing an English Electric Lightning for display

Max Waldron details the installation of a restored English Electric Lightning at a company facility in Bristol