Aviation Photo #0708011 English Electric Lightning F1 - UK - Air Force

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The very first full-production Mk.1 and also the last Mk.1 to leave service. She's also famous for being the aircraft in which an engineering officer had a frightening flight when he inadvertently advanced the throttles too far during a ground test. Flying with no canopy, not strapped in and with his flying experience limited to prop trainers, he successfully managed to avoid obstructions on the runway, lift off and then land safely!
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    UK - Air Force
    English Electric Lightning F1
    English Electric Lightning
    English Electric Lightning
    United Kingdom
    February 14, 2004
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Photo Added: November 08, 2004

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