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Flight Lieutenant Chris Allan was an English Electric Lightning pilot in the R.A.F. During his association with the Lightning, he has flown the aircraft at Mach 2 on several occasions, and reached Mach 1.8 in th T. 5 two - seater.
( ... ) Chris Allan has flown as a Qualified Weapons Instructor ( Q.W.I. ) with the Lightning Training Flight ( L.T.F. ) at R.A.F. Binbrook ( Lincolnshire, England ).
( ... ) His Log Book records over 1500 hr on type. ( ... ) In August 1987, he left the R.A.F. to pursue a career in civil aviation.
Known as a keen photographer, Chris Allan has published a number of books featuring air - to - air photographs taken from the cockpit of a Lightning.
( sources : Fast Jets 2, Blue Diamonds : The Exploits of 14 Squadron RAF 1945 - 2015 )