Welcome to the Lincs Lightning Homepage.

Almost 30 years ago, in December 1987, XS416 landed at RAF Binbrook for the last time. Since then, she has been transported from one farm to another around rural Lincolnshire, in search of a permanent home. Lincs Lightning is pleased to announce that we are launching a restoration project that will finally provide her with a permanent home, XS416 is to be housed inside a modern and inspirational glass and steel building at a active airfield in Lincolnshire. She will then be stripped down and rebuilt over a three year period so she can fast taxi again at the airport. With her being a T5 two seat Lightning, she will be able to carry a passenger, who will get to experience a mind blowing acceleration of 0-160kts in over a few seconds.


Lincs Lightning would like to involve all members of the community in this project, in particular from the grassroots level, especially young people wanting to get involved in engineering. So please drop us a line if you would like to get involved in this project. We are also interested to hear from local businesses, that could help us in any way they can.


Just Giving target met!

A huge thanks to all the people who donated £1000 to help with the transportation of XS416 an English Electric Lightning T5 aircraft to her new home in Lincolnshire. The target has now been...
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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Festival

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Festival 2017

Lincs Lightning will be attending the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Festival on 16th July, and will be holding a support stall, more information to...
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Welcome to Lincs Lightning

Almost 30 years ago, in December 1987, XS416 landed at RAF Binbrook for the last time. Since then, she has been transported from one farm to another around rural Lincolnshire, in search of a permanent home. Lincs Lightning is pleased to announce that we are launching...
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Artist’s Impression

Artist's impression of the community hub building at an active airfield in NE Lincolnshire where XS416 will be restored over a period of three years. The state of the art community hub will be built in steel and glass and will be a place where people can come to meet,...
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