The legendary English Electric Lightning - One of my favourite Cold War era jets. It's astonishing ROC and exceptional performance marked it out as ahead of it's time and a pilot's favourite.

The legendary English Electric Lightning - One of my favourite Cold War era jets. It's astonishing ROC and exceptional performance marked it out as ahead of it's time and a pilot's favourite.

The battle of Bonhams: How to pick up a Spitfire for £1.5m

The battle of Bonhams: How to pick up a Spitfire for £1.5m

Remembering Tom Sweetman (1925 - 2013). From fighter pilot to flight engineer on a Lancaster to accountant, husband & father of five grateful children

Remembering Tom Sweetman (1925 - 2013). From fighter pilot to flight engineer on a Lancaster to accountant, husband & father of five grateful children

flygcforum.com ✈ USAF TEST PILOT SCHOOL ✈ You Wanna Be A Test Pilot? ✈

flygcforum.com ✈ USAF TEST PILOT SCHOOL ✈ You Wanna Be A Test Pilot? ✈

UNBELIEVABLE!  US Pillot James Risner Using the Nose of His Own Jet Successfully “pushed” his Wingman’s Incapacitated Jet Fighter into Friendly Territory - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/military-vehicle-news/unbelievable-us-pilot-james-risner-using-the-nose-of-his-own-jet-successfully-pushed-his-wingmans-incapacitated-jet-fighter-into-friendly-territory.html

UNBELIEVABLE! US Pillot James Risner Using the Nose of His Own Jet Successfully “pushed” his Wingman’s Incapacitated Jet Fighter into Friendly Territory - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/military-vehicle-news/unbelievable-us-pilot-james-risner-using-the-nose-of-his-own-jet-successfully-pushed-his-wingmans-incapacitated-jet-fighter-into-friendly-territory.html

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940.

A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940.

America’s first operational jet fighter was the Lockheed P–80 Shooting Star, which first flew in 1944.

America’s first operational jet fighter was the Lockheed P–80 Shooting Star, which first flew in 1944.

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