A lurker who has finally paid up.

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  1. Clarky

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    Hello everyone.
    I have been lurking around this forum for ages but thought it was about time I got a little more involved.
    Kate and I have been motor homing for about 9 years having come over from the 'dark side' i.e. tuggers.
    First motorhome was a Swift Bolero (as per my avatar), we now have an AutoTrail Delaware and in a couple of weeks we hope to take delivery of a Carthago Chic C-Line.
    We are both retired and as well as being involved in village issues in our Suffolk home we work as airshow volunteers for Vulcan to the Sky Trust and Club helping to keep Vulcan XH558 flying.
    Between all that we just love to be away in the 'van' as much as we can, particularly in France.
     
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    Hello and :welc:
     
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    Hi Clarky and Kate, welcome to the Fun (y)
     
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    Welcome to Fun

    Mel & Lieve
     
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    Welcome to you both.
    I'm a subscriber to the Vulcan flying fund and well done for being involved in keeping it flying. An awesome piece of kit to see in the sky. Had a good chat to the Vulcan club at the Flying Show in Telford last November, great people.
     
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    you can only lurk for so long before you are compelled to join.. :LOL:

    the 'dark side' isn't owning a caravan.. it is much much more scary .. and threatening :Eeek:

    tuggers are welcome here.. as are all other types of vans.. :)

    it's not what we own, it's what we do with it that counts.. :cool:
     
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    What is it about that plane, built just down the road from here. Horrible thing to work in, nothing special about it's performance yet everyone loves it.

    Drove past Woodford the other day, bulldozers are in, Mr Roe must spinning faster than a Vulcan turbine.
     
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    Welcome, and keep that Vulcan flying, we lost another famous Vulcan this week. Yours must be the last one.
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    welcome! would be interested in feedback on the Carthago when you have it, as thinking of a i 138
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.
    She is officially the most loved aircraft on the airshow circuit, voted by the public.
    What is it that people love???
    That delta shape, the noise, the sheer power and her elegance in the sky one moment and menace the next. After seeing her display more times than I can count I still don't really know what creates the magic.
    Richard.
     
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    There's a moral that even applies to MHs here, KISS. Loads of WW1 planes flying. Few WW2. We just keep making things more and more complicated and then there comes a time when no-one can afford to keep them running.

    Old Hymers, spirit of WW1. Simple quality construction.
     
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    A warm welcome to you both :hi:
     
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    In the good old days of the Manchester Air Show at Barton I used to help out and once a Vulcan, operational in those days, has buzzed you at a couple of hundred feet you never forget it.

    The only old one better in my books, the Lightning. Total raw power and even today can hold it's head up high. I wish I had £12K spare to go fly one in South Africa ( if it's still going ).
     
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    May be something to do with being 50 shades of grey, its really big, makes you shake and pops your ears. Haha

    A tremendous plane, a friend of mine is a volunteer, working to maintain the Vulcan at Finningley Hanger 3, the home of the Vulcan during the Cold War. He lives by the side of the runway and has some fantastic photographs.
     
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    Hi Clarky & Kate and welcome to the Fun!(y):welc:
     
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    Hello and welcome to the Fun! :)

    I remember seeing the Vulcan at RNAS Culdrose many years ago. It landed, then took off to display at another airshow, then it came back, landed, then took off to do 'our' airshow. Awesome power :)
     
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    Yes, another iconic aircraft.
    Pity there isn't one doing the air show circuits and I think there is only 3 left flying. Awesome when it was pointed to the stars and both those big GEC afterburners lit up... nothing outclimbs it to this day.
    Unfortunately a lot of those aircraft are dying out in our memory, such a shame.... But costs of even having them running on the ground, let alone flying, is staggering.
     
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    Too late I'm afraid.
    One of the Thunder City Lightning's crashed 2 or 3 years ago, with fatalities. The operation has now closed down.
    Last I heard there was still one of the Lightning's for sale.

    Richard.
     
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