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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby kees on Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:35 pm

supurb pictures. Seeing it solo it dosn't look so big till you see it in flight with other aircraft. I still havent had a chance to see it for real :oops:
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Wilberforce on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:03 am

That's a shame Kees, it really is. its a sught to behold and as lawrence says it sounds like nothing else on the planet.
Had the good fortune to see it at Farnborough this year, first time in years.

My take on the funding things is that it's not all about raising the extra money, but that spending it may not actually help.
The airframe is old and running out of fatigue life, and the Trust is running out of parts and engines. The work she needs is expensive and is a kill or cure thing - if it doesnt work the aircraft might be permanently unflyable anyhow.
I'll just be doing my best to watch her this coming year.
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Retro Pedro on Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:48 pm

Got talking to my nearly son-in-law tonight regarding this old bird and he was saying they see the Vulcan quite alot flying it's circuit around RAF Waddington near Lincoln. He was saying it's based near Humberside somewhere and said is quite an impressive sight with the loud sound and amount of exhaust smoke that it produces.
There is a non flying Vulcan at one of the entrances to RAF Waddington, which apparently was the Vulcan squadron base when they were operational.
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Trugga on Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:31 pm

On a slight tangent, but still aeronautical slant, how about some burried Spitfires: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/worl ... urma.html#

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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby SPEEDBIRD 202 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:29 am

This was going to be the last year of the Vulcan flying :cry: BUT :cry: ... maybe - just maybe ...... There is a rumour going round that they are now planning to do the wing work to keep her going until 2015, rather than finish this year.

But as with all things to do with the Vulcan- it's subject to the usual fundraising?


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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby SPEEDBIRD 202 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:45 am

Some good news with regard to the Vulcan she test flew on Saturday (8th Feb) - apparently over the South Lincolnshire area ...... :D :D

Hopefully it might make the display circuit again this year.
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Retro Pedro on Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:40 pm

Son in law heard through the RAF sources that they are indeed persuing with the long term repairs to keep the Vulcan flying :thumbup:
Apparently, word was that the figure involved was £250,000, hence the original decision to ground it in the first place.
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Trugga on Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:12 pm

Pleased to see this thread is still active.

A few snaps from Welshpool airshow last June (with a new camera):

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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Robfog on Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:28 pm

Saw her last year just in time she is a beautiful machine :thumbup:
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Monster Truck on Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:06 pm

SPEEDBIRD 202 wrote:Some good news with regard to the Vulcan she test flew on Saturday (8th Feb) - apparently over the South Lincolnshire area ...... :D :D

Hopefully it might make the display circuit again this year.


Spoke to the organisers at Farnborough Airshow they are trying to get it there for the show.
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby kees on Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:04 pm

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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby SPEEDBIRD 202 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:16 pm

YOU MIGHT WANT TO HAVE A CRY AFTER WATCHING THIS ON ----Just Here
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby 4x4 bobby on Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:03 pm

That was awesome!!! Thank you for posting that!!!! :thumbup:
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby SPEEDBIRD 202 on Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:32 pm

Pleased that you liked it 4x 4 bobby :wink:

Here is one more that you might like filmed from the flight deck of the Lancaster - In Flight

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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby SPEEDBIRD 202 on Mon May 18, 2015 9:47 pm

Sad news with regard to the Vulcan this is going to be the very last display season for her. So get your tissues ready - and I hope you manage get out there and see it!!

Full story JUST HERE

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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby gregster on Tue May 19, 2015 3:24 pm

Sad news...its done more hours etc that any other one, so I guess the "unknowns" present massive issues, and the engines are over hours too I think...gutted as its a lovely bird...
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Robfog on Tue May 19, 2015 4:25 pm

Hope to see her this year one more time :thumbup:
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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Trugga on Tue May 19, 2015 9:40 pm

Booked my ticket for Throckmoton airshow on the 6th June, will probably go to Welshpool as well.

The Throckmorton tickets have been arranged with the Volvo Owners Club - £10/car, upto 3 passengers free (perhaps they knew about my 7 seats)

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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby SPEEDBIRD 202 on Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:18 pm

In case anybody is interested here are some dates when you might get a opportunity to see the Vulcan (this list is not exhaustive) - JUST HERE

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Re: A Vulcan Bomber Tribute

Postby Retro Pedro on Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:35 pm

Saw it today doing it's fly past at Duxford.
Been up daughers in Cranwell and got told it was doing fly passers at both Duxford and Waddington as part of the Military Commemoratives ceremonies this weekend. The choice was 3.30p.m. at Waddington or 2p.m. at Duxford. As the wife didn't want to be to late before we got back home opted for the 2p.m. Duxford. Left Cranwell at 12.45p.m. thinking we'd just make to Duxford, but unfortunately the A14 stretch between the A1 and M11 was slower moving than we'rd hoped and got to Duxford at 2.05p.m. to see the Vulcan flying overhead. Turned off the A1 J10 and headed towards Duxford to see it fly overhead 3 more times as we hunted for somewhere to pull over. Caught the last glimpses as we pulled off the road.
Been told it's Rolls Royce that have pulled out from supporting the engine maintenance which has forced the issue of this being the last officical flying year.
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