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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby bhcalcutta on Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:17 am

Well the old birds confirmed as flying at Southport airshow on Saturday 19th September (subject to weather).

Anybody going?
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Retro Pedro on Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:12 am

With the ongoing notices that this is the last year, anybody thinking about it really ought to make it somewhere, time is running out.
I'm off the Eastbourne today, the Vulcan is scheduled for 2.30p.m. Believe it's doing a fly past at Headcorn earlier in the day.
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby kees on Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:21 am

That is one plane that i'm regretting not seeing. Heard it about 2 years ago when it was at RAIT but didn't see it. Got tickets for the following year (2014) but it didn't go. :x
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Retro Pedro on Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:37 pm

What an aeroplane - stole the show, literally. It arrived a few minutes and could be seen up around Beachy Head jockying for position as the Seaking helicopter was finishing it's stint with lifting guys of a lifeboat in the main display area. It's got it's own unique roar, commontator said it is something to do with the same pair of engines on each wing sharing the same single air intake.
It's a real shame the Vulcan is having to be grounded on an air worthiness technicality. Apparently they've got bundles or spares but not the support to have it's air worthiness licence renewed after this year. Fella was saying British Aerospace, Rolls Royce and another company arn't going to renew their support to enable the Vulcan to get the ticket required.
So from October this year, that's it. Apparently 25 more shows to do, but alas none in the South if the commentator had his facts right.
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby bhcalcutta on Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:34 pm

One from yesterday at Southport

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Only three shows left, so go and see her if you can

Sat 26th September Leeds East - Church Fenton (North Yorkshire)

Sun 4th October Gaydon - Heritage Motor Centre (Warwickshire)

Sun 4th October Old Warden (Bedfordshire)
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby yaki on Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:43 pm

I made a special effort to go to the Swansea Air Show this year just to see the old girl flying for the last time, well worth the trip only wish I could have made it to a few more shows this year. It looked and sounded as awesome as I remembered from my younger days
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Trugga on Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:51 pm

My tribute

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The flight with the Reds' brought a lump to the throat and moisture to the eyes.

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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby bhcalcutta on Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:24 pm

Top class pictures as always Trugga

The fight with the Reds' brought a lump to the throat and moisture to the eyes.
Me to mate :cry:
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Retro Pedro on Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:53 pm

Keep your eyes open today guys, it's taking off at 1p.m. from Doncaster and doing a round robin flypastt as part of its farewell flight. Waddington down to North Weal by 1.15 then around North Kent 13.25 onto East Kent just before turning just before 2ish. Dunsford out over Hampshire then Bristol up over Gloucester. Up over Brize . Go on the site and check out what time over your area before it's too late
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Retro Pedro on Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:41 pm

Anybody else catch the Channel 4 programme 'The Vulcan Last Flight' last night. Started at 7.30p.m. with Guy Martin presenting. Worth a view if it can be viewed via 'catch-up' download etc.
Didn't realise that there is another Vulcan with running engines. 6333 or something similar and they do power it up to full throttle and thunder down a runway but throttle back and lift the nose before applying the air brakes so it doesn't lift off.
Put the cold war into perspective when they interviewed one of the pilots from it's active service. Explained that every Vulcan squadron had to a Vulcan primed ready to go with a 5 tonne nuclear bomb loaded. When the call came in that the Russian missiles were on their way, the Vulcan bombers would be scrambled with the intentions to be airborne out of harms way when the missiles hit, The Vulcans would head for a designated target to give them a piece back. The pilot also explained that there is no coming back because there wouldn't be anything left to come back to and the advice was to carry onto Mongolia and hopefully find a Mongolian woman to spend the rest of their days with.
Like I said earlier in the post well worth a view if you can drawn in back.
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Loneranger on Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:50 pm

I saw it and learnt a lot, having the pilot speak was brilliant.

The whole program was a great tribute, Wellesbourne runway is where they do the taxi runs.

When they did the filming with the Blades at Sywell they flew over where i was working twice, absolutely awesome site.

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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Trugga on Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:13 pm

Had the opportunity to visit the cockpit of XM655 back in February this year - please excuse the Volvos in the way ;-)

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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby kees on Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:36 pm

Nice shots, just a few dials to keep your eyes on I see :shock: :lol:
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