The 60th Anniversary of the first flight of

the Buccaneer held at Bruntingthorpe Airfield,

on April 28th 2018

 

On the 28th of April 2018 I attended an event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the

first flight of Buccaneer NA.39, XK486, the prototype Buccaneer.

The aircraft actually first flew on April 30th 1958, she was the first of what was

to later become known as the Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer.

A fabulous aircraft which participated in the first Gulf War & is famous for its ability to

fly very fast at ultra low-level!!

 

4 Buccaneers were on display, 3 of which are live. The aircraft all looked immaculate.

The Buccaneers are owned or operated by the Buccaneer Aviation Group or "T-BAGS".

These are XW544, XX894/R/020, XX900 and XX889/T (in its Desert Pink "Sky Pirates" scheme).

XX900 is owned by Dave Walton and is part of the Cold War Jets Collection,

XX889/T is owned by Gary Spoors of GJD Services who's an honourary member of the "T-BAGS".

 

This was a truly memorable event providing some very unusual and unique

access to these beautiful, Cold War era, jet aircraft. Unfortunately the weather wasn't ideal

but all the rain on the day did make for some very interesting photos. Fortunately, when the

3 live Buccaneers did run, the rain eased considerably which was indeed very welcome.

 

This section contains 72 unique images taken during the event

Just click on a thumbnail for a full sized image.

Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX889/T
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX889/T
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
VC-10, Lockheed Tristar ZD951 & Comet 4C XS235
Boeing 747
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
4x Buccaneers XX894/R/020, XW544, XX900 & XX889/T
Buccaneers XX894/R/020, XW544, XX900 & XX889
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Buccaneers XX900 & XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
3x Buccaneers XW544, XX900 & XX894/R/020
Buccaneers XW544, XX900 & XX894/R/020
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneers XW544 & XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneers XW544 & XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneers XW544 & XX900
3x Buccaneers XW544, XX900 & XX894/R/020
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XW544
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX894/R/020
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900
Blackburn S.2B Buccaneer XX900

 

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