Anglo American Lightning Organisation
Returning to Flight English Electric Lightning XS422
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AN OPPORTUNITY HAS ARISEN FOR A TIME SERVED AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN FOR FIXED TERM 3 MONTH CONTRACT IN THE USA WORKING ON LIGHTNING T5 XS422. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN MAINTENANCE OF LEGACY JET AIRCRAFT (E.G. LIGHTNING, VULCAN, BUCCANEER, HUNTER HARRIER, JAGUAR, VC10, ETC). NOTE; INDIVIDUALS MUST BE FULLY QUALIFIED AEROSPACE TECHNICIANS WITH A MINIMUM OF A CITY & GUILDS IN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING. SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT FAULT DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR TO AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS WITH REFERENCE TO MANUFACTURERS APPROVED DATA. APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAIL TO DEPLOY FOR 3 MONTHS BETWEEN MARCH TO MAY (dates negotiable). Interested applicants should contact the Chief Engineer, Phil Wallis via PM on the AALO Facebook page, or via email@example.com
On the 6th of November 2013, after 13 years of meticulous restoration by our international restoration team led by retired Royal Air Force Engineer, Phil Wallis, we reached a pivitol point in the return to flight of XS422 and successfully ran both engines. Over the following days the engines were run again with no issues or problems.
In 2014 this acheivement was further cemented by the further exercising of the engines and runs up to 100% 'dry power'.
In 2015 XS422 had her reheat exercised in ground runs.
Formally with the Empire Test Pilots' School at Boscombe Down at Wiltshire in the UK, XS422 is a 1960's British Cold War Intercepter, an English Electric Lightning.
This milestone sets us formally on the path to our ultimate goal of returning XS422 to the air. Now begins the process of FAA certification, ground testing and flight testing.
None of this will be attainable without significant funding.
We are open to all approaches from parties interested in significantly financially assisting the restoration and would be happy to discuss part ownership in the restoration or other options to reflect a significant financial input.
On a smaller scale, if you would like to support the project financially with a donation or to join our growing international Supporters Group (currently just $300 for a lifetime membership) then you can do so
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