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Super Guppy F-BTGV - Bruntingthorpe

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Super Guppy F-BTGV - Bruntingthorpe

Post by SkyMover » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:46 am

I went to the Lightning photo call at Bruntingthorpe yesterday. The Lightning fast taxi runs took place at the southern end of Bruntingthorpes runway. I was pleased to find that the Super Guppy had been relocated to this spot and was no longer surrounded by the myriad cars that are in storage at the airfield. You can no longer see the Guppy from the rest of the museum exhibits, it being hidden by the rise of the runway and can no longer be seen by museum visitors - l have no idea if that is its permanent home now. While everyone was waiting for the Lightnings to do their thing l took the opportunity to get some photos of the Guppy in what was left of the late afternoon sunlight. It was an unexpected opportunity to be able to get a few photos of it without all the surrounding clutter.

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Post by andygolfer » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:33 am

I know it was due to be moved to a new permanent location Chris but not sure if this is the permanent one or a temporary one. I'll try to find out from Gaz the team leader (I know him well as I manage the website for him - note to self, time for an update)

Very nice pics too and nice to see it uncluttered.
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Post by andygolfer » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:11 pm

I've had an answer Chris -

the plan is for Guppy to move to the pan where the Tristars are currently stored once they depart (or should that be'if they depart' - they should have gone 2 or 3 years ago) so looks like the guppy will be at it's current location for the foreseeable future

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Post by PorkScratching » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:46 pm

Great uncluttered photos in the autumnal light. I hope it doesn't sink down into the grass before being moved to its permanent spot.

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Re: Super Guppy F-BTGV - Bruntingthorpe

Post by SkyMover » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:19 am

Andy,

Thanks for the info - interesting. I'm never sure what to think when l go to Bruntingthorpe. I suppose the owners have found a good way of bringing in revenue but l do find the sea of stored vehicles rather depressing. The Cold War jets collection always looks a bit lost.

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