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Anglo American Lightning Organisation

Returning to Flight English Electric Lightning XS422

Thank you for your virtual visit to the restoration of English Electric Lightning, XS422 ... and welcome especially if you are finding us through the recent articles in Aviation News, or the RAF News

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.

In April this year we ran a Kickstarter to raise much needed funds for the return to flight of XS422. As our set goal was not reached, we didn't receive any of the monies pledged during the campaign however an increasing number of supporters who pledged are now making good on their pledges and donating directly. Getting XS422 back in the air will be a costly excercise, but with your help, we will be able to complete testing and certification of this iconic and beautiful aircraft.

The video below is the one that ran on the Kickstarter. The Kickstarter has now finished so if you'd like to make a donation then the details of how to do that are below the video.

To make a donation if you live in the UK you can do one of the following;

OPTION 1 - You can send a cheque payable to "AALO Ltd" to 51, The Grove, London, N3 1QT

OPTION 2 - Alternatively make a BACs payment from your bank to 'AALO Ltd' Sort Code 20-06-05 A/C 20950130

To make a donation if you live in the United States you can do the following;

Make a bank payment to 'N422XS Inc' Routing 065503681 A/C 0000044668596 (5 zeros at the front ..)

Finally if you are in neither of the above two countries then simply make an international bank payment to 'AALO Ltd' SWIFT/BIC BARCGB22 IBAN GB53BARC20060520950130

All donations over 400 or (US)$600 will automatically trigger a Lifetime Membership which will include your name on XS422.

If you are interested in purchasing merchandise then please visit our 'Shop' page to see what is on offer.

Noticeboard and Wants List

We've had some great applicants already, and thank you to them, but we are still keen to hear from any individuals who can fullfill the following role. Dates are fluid at the moment so we need a 'stable' of interested individuals we can approach as final dates may not suit all.

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 WOULD IDEALLY BE AVAIL TO DEPLOY FOR 3 MONTHS BETWEEN JUNE and SEPTEMBER (dates negotiable). Interested applicants should contact the Chief Engineer, Phil Wallis via PM on the AALO Facebook page, or via aalo.xs422@gmail.com

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