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Last updated August 10, 2017

XS422 Restoration

Progressing English Electric Lightning, XS422 from restoration to return to flight

XS422 Restoration

Progressing English Electric Lightning, XS422 from restoration to return to flight

pledged of £75,000pledged of £75,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 30 2016 10:59 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 10, 2017
 

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Join the AALO Database for restoration updates.
    Sign up for updates by email and you'll never miss an XS422 announcement or restoration milestone.
    Those choosing this service will be responsible in future for keeping their email up to date

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    Fridge Magnet.
    One of our fun little fridge magnets featuring XS422, afterburners / reheats lit! Designed by Phil Kingsbury. Treat yourself to one or rebuild a squadron.

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    AALO Keyring.
    A great double sided keyring with "Mississippi Thunder" on one side and XS422 on the other.
    Black with red writing. Size approx 6".

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    AALO Embroidered Patch.
    Make a donation of £25 by choosing this reward and we'll send you one of our colourful cloth patches featuring the Phil Kingsbury designed AALO logo.

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    AALO Name Badge.
    Have your own name on a fantastic rectangular embroidered AALO patch, featuring a side elevation of the aircraft. (see photo in main 'rewards' text). Maximum of 15 characters inc spaces. Size is approx 5"

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    Pledge £50 or more About $65

    AALO 'Mississippi Thunder' Polo Shirt.
    Make a donation of £50 by choosing this reward and we'll send you one of our fab premium quality polo shirts, featuring a climbing XS422 on the front and the words 'Anglo American Lightning Organisation' on the opposing sleeve.
    These are available in a variety of sizes (see main text) and two colours, white and black.

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    AALO 'Mississippi Thunder' T Shirt.
    Make a donation of £50 by choosing this reward and we'll send you one of our fab premium quality T shirts, featuring a climbing XS422 on the front.
    These are available in a variety of sizes (see main text) and two colours, navy blue and white.

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    Pledge £55 or more About $72

    AALO Circular patch and AALO name badge with your name on it (up to 15 characters inc spaces).
    Due to popular demand, a combination of two of our favourites.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $130

    Limited Edition Enamel Coin.
    With this reward you'll also get an AALO patch.
    Enamel coins are highly collectable and a nice way to celebrate your interest in a particular aircraft or restoration project. As such we've specially commissioned a coin of our own, featuring on one side the AALO logo, and on the other XS422 in a vertical elevation, both from Phil Kingsbury's popular original designs.
    These coins will be strictly limited, appropriately, to just 422. All will be individually numbered.
    They will be sent out in embossed cloth pouches.
    We'll also send you one of the AALO patches, featuring the AALO logo.

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    Pledge £105 or more About $136

    'Mississippi Thunder' Polo shirt AND AALO Circular Logo patch AND AALO Name badge.
    You've requested this combo so who are we to argue .. :0)

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    Pledge £500 or more About $648

    Your name on XS422.
    Individuals choosing this reward will also get a limited edition enamel coin, and a Certificate of Support, and an AALO polo shirt.
    Another very special reward we think will go fast. What better way to affirm your support for XS422 than having your name on the aircraft itself. In choosing this reward you'll be joining just 100 individuals in total who will have their name on a prominent position on the aircraft. You'll also get a certificate confirming your support and that your name is on the plane.
    Maybe a great gift to give a friend or family member with a love of Lightning’s.
    Additionally you'll receive our specially commissioned limited edition enamel coin and an AALO polo shirt.

    Please read before choosing this reward … a little small print.
    The names will be added to the aircraft later in 2016 at a time that fits in with the restoration schedule.
    Certificates will be sent out once the names have been added, together with a group photograph of the names on the aircraft.
    Individuals are responsible for supplying the correct spelling of their name or that of the person they are gifting this reward for.
    We may request further assistance with your name if it is written in non-romanic script
    Please do not choose this reward if you are unhappy with the conditions of fulfilment.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,296

    Lightning Tour with former Lightning pilot Ian Black.
    Individuals choosing this reward will also get a signed copy of Ian's beautiful photographic book, 'Lightning 1954-2014', a copy of Aviation Classics 'English Electric Lightning', and an AALO Patch along with a polo shirt.
    If a trip to Mississippi is a bit out of your budget then maybe for UK residents, a VIP Lightning tour a bit closer to home may appeal.
    Together with our friends at the wonderful Gatwick Aviation Museum (GAM) we are delighted to be able to offer a very special afternoon for Lightning enthusiasts. The Museum has recently added a new hangar to their site to provide an indoor home for their super collection. Among the collection is the meticulously restored ZF579, an F53 Lightning.
    This reward will be a tour of ZF579 with Ian Black, the RAF's last operational Lightning pilot. Ian will also give a talk about his Lightning career and be available for the afternoon for your questions. As an additional bonus, subject to his availability, Ian is also hoping to be joined by his father, AVM George Black, RAF (RTD) himself a former Lightning pilot.
    As a memento of the day you will receive a copy of Ian's book, signed by him and his father, and you'll also receive one of our very popular AALO patches and a polo shirt.
    A number of members of the XS422 restoration team will also be on hand, as well as members of the Gatwick Museum staff.
    Your visit will also include the opportunity to view the other wonderful aircraft under the care and restoration of the GAM volunteers.
    Teas and coffees and light refreshments will be provided on the day.

    Please read before choosing this reward … a little small print.
    Individuals choosing this reward will be responsible for getting themselves to and from Gatwick Aviation Museum on the day.
    Places on this special day are strictly limited to give everyone the best possible access to the aircraft and to Ian, and as refreshments are being provided for a set number.
    As such, each of the 18 'beneficiaries' is welcome to bring a friend or family member but limited to just one guest.
    Attendees / guests must be over 10 years of age.
    The afternoon will take place, with a good period of prior notice, sometime in late summer.
    Please do not choose this reward if you do not meet the criteria or are unhappy with the conditions of fulfilment.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,296

    Hand-made XS422 Lightning Model. Individuals choosing this reward will also get a limited edition enamel coin, an AALO polo shirt and an AALO patch.
    This is a very special reward indeed. We have commissioned a small number of hand-made recreations of XS422 in ETPS colours by a UK based specialist model maker. This wonderful resin model is complete with cockpit detailing and comes with a stand. It measures approx 15" in length (inc pitot) .
    To give you a little more 'bang for your buck' we're also throwing in a specially commissioned limited edition AALO enamel coin and one of our very popular AALO patches.

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About $6,476

    3 Day VIP Visit to XS422 at Stennis.
    Those opting for this reward level will also receive a 'Mississippi Thunder' polo shirt, a limited edition enamel coin, and have their name added to XS422’s ‘Role of Honour’ in a prominent position on the aircraft...

    This very special reward will most likely take place in late 2016 or early 2017. A more detailed itinerary will be shared nearer the time but the lucky 10 individuals will be flown from the UK to Gulfport in Mississippi, accommodated for 3 nights spending 2 days as guests of the engineering team who will be working on the restoration of XS422.

    There will be an opportunity to take video/photographs and see/feel the project at the coalface. An evening meal will also take place where our guest can get to know the team better and take in the unique culture of the area in Bay St Louis.
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    Please read before choosing this reward … a little small print.
    Individuals must be at least 21 years old.
    Flights, 3 nights’ accommodation and transport locally in Mississippi will be provided by AALO.
    The dates of this visit will be determined by the AALO; At least 3 months notice will be given of the dates. The dates of the trip will not be negotiable and cannot be extended.
    Flights will depart from the UK.
    Individuals are wholly responsible for their eligibility to visit and enter the United States, and are therefore responsible for the validity of their passport and a valid in-date ESTA.
    Including all relevant travel insurances.
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    Please consider this reward carefully, we are more than happy to provide advice if you are unclear as to the detail behind the reward...

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