Anglo American Lightning Organisation
Returning to Flight English Electric Lightning XS422
The Restoration Team
You'll read elsewhere on the site about the fantastic help and support that we receive from companies and individuals with donations of goods & services, as well as the financial donations we receive. We also have a popular Supporters Group whose members pay a small annual subscription in return for quarterly newsletters. The Supporters Group also attend a number of airshows throughout the year to raise funds and awareness of the project.
There is however a group of individuals without whom the restoration would not be taking place at all and that is the restoration team. The Engineers & Volunteers have worked tirelessly over a number of years giving both their time and expertese, as well as securing important assets for the restoration through their friends and contacts.
Many of the team are Royal Air Force or retired Royal Air Force and many have active duty Lightning experience.
The rest of the team are variously skilled engineers and work under the management and guidance of the department heads.
The current AALO team are as follows;
Project Champion - Andrew Brodie - World renown classic car restorer
Chief Engineer - Phil Wallis - Rtd. Royal Air Force (RAF) Engineer with over 30yrs concurrent Lightning experience. Current Serco Defence, Science & Technology
Ejection Seat Specialist - Max Waldron - Rtd. RAF. Current BAE Systems
US A&P FAA Certified Inspector- Jon Roth - Current CEO, Vintage Aircraft Restoration Co.
US Project Consultant Manager - Bob Simms - Current Lockheed Martin US
Consultant Pilot – Craig Penrice - Current BAE Systems
Airframe Systems Team
Paul Oughton – Rtd RAF. Current BAE Systems
Dave Tylee – Current Virgin Airways
Milton Roach – Mechanical Systems Specialist
Dave Cruddas – Active duty RAF
Dave Henry – Rtd RAF
Propulsion Systems Team
Lead; Geoff Commins - Rtd RAF & ex BAE Systems
Jason Skinner - Active duty RAF, Rolls Royce Avon Series Engine Specialist
Dave Yates - Rtd RAF, Air Systems Specialist
Avionic & Electrical Systems Team
Lead - Rod Barker - ex BAE Systems & Met Office Scientist
Simon Johnson - Rtd RAF
John Sherry – Active duty RAF
‘Bo’ Brocklesby – Active duty RAF
Gary Hurst – Active duty RAF
Dave Dunn – Active Duty RAF & BAE Systems
John Watson – Electronics Specialist & Nick Woodhouse – Electronics Specialist
Additional restoration team members
Dave & Lesley Blisset
AALO Supporters Group
Nic Holman – President
Charles Scott - Memberships
Phil Kingsbury – Merchandise
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