Title: English Electric Lightning F Mk3 XP764 DC - Lightning Training Flight
Author: Unknown
Date: December 2016 scan of the original negative

A great shot of a Lightning deploying its drogue chute and air brakes.

This particular aircraft spent its final days at RAF Binbrook in Lincolnshire and was scrapped there in late 1987. XP764 was on show at the famous 'Last Lightning Airshow' at the airbase in August 1987. During this airshow, 9 lightnings flew in diamond formation!

It is not known if this photo was taken at RAF Binbrook. (Too many trees?) It's very quiet around RAF Binbrook these days. Many would love to hear again, once more at least, the incredible roar of a Lightning shooting upwards in a vertical climb.......

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