Anglo American Lightning Organisation
Returning to Flight English Electric Lightning XS422
Thank you for your virtual visit to the restoration of English Electric Lightning, XS422.
This website is entended to give an overview of the restoration and record of the history of XS422 and her return to flight. For the most up to date news and photos of progress and to interact with the team, we are focussing our efforts on our Facebook page, which can be found at FACEBOOK
Formally with the Empire Test Pilots' School at Boscombe Down at Wiltshire in the UK, XS422 is a 1960's British Cold War Intercepter, an English Electric Lightning.
In 2015 we ran a Kickstarter to raise much needed funds for the return to flight of XS422. As our set goal was not reached, we didn't receive any of the monies pledged during the campaign however an increasing number of supporters who pledged are now making good on their pledges and donating directly. Getting XS422 back in the air will be a costly excercise, but with your help, we will be able to complete testing and certification of this iconic and beautiful aircraft.
The video below is the one that ran on the Kickstarter. The Kickstarter has now finished so if you'd like to make a donation then the details of how to do that are below the video.
To make a donation if you live in the UK you can do one of the following;
OPTION 1 - You can send a cheque payable to "AALO Ltd" to AALO, c/o 32a Glenwood Road, London, SE6 4NF
OPTION 2 - Alternatively make a BACs payment from your bank to 'AALO Ltd' Sort Code 20-06-05 A/C 20950130
To make a donation if you live in the United States you can do the following;
Make a bank payment to 'N422XS Inc' Routing 065503681 A/C 0000044668596 (5 zeros at the front ..)
Finally if you are in neither of the above two countries then simply make an international bank payment to 'AALO Ltd' SWIFT/BIC BARCGB22 IBAN GB53BARC20060520950130
All donations over £400 or (US)$600 will automatically trigger a Lifetime Membership which will include your name on XS422.
If you are interested in purchasing merchandise then please visit our 'Shop' page to see what is on offer.
Noticeboard and Wants List
We are currently seeking the loan of a set of non-airworthy life-ex safety equipment for one of the Mk 4 MB seats in XS422 for ground running and taxi checks.
It doesn't have to be ex-Lightning, and could be Jaguar, Jet Provost, etc. We would also be happy to buy the kit or trade if we can help another restoration project.
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