vulcan bomber?

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  1. Scout

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    went to my grandsons football preentation at bawtry toay, around 3:15 there was a loud raw in the ske and I caught a V winded plane disapering into the cloud cover, was it the Doncaster Vulcan?

    Im not sure, but an 1 hour or so later I saw it bankingbetween trees, magnificent sight

    I whis Id know it was flying tday
     
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    Fantastic Plane.... :thumb:
     
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    apparently there were also a couple of B2 stealth bombers out over the uk also this weekend.
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzdtYU7i_jY"]Vulcan XH558 AWESOME HOWL! Best Take Off Yet (19/0 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    We saw it very low over Kings Lynn last year, nearly drove into a tree. :whatthe:
     
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    It must have been very low then :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Only one left flying out of 134 built B.2 XH558, named "The Spirit of Great Britain" has been restored for use in display flights and air shows. You think RV's use some fuel to fill the main tanks on a Vulcan is 9,280 gal and then on long flights it can take on a reserve of 1990 gallons just in case :Eeek:
     
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    The Vulcan was at Cosford airshow today :Smile:
     
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    Saw the Vulcan up close and in the sky back in the sixties I think it was the first showing at Farnborough air show. I can tell you every part of my body shook as it flew low over the show when they opened the the throttles and went vertical what a noise iv'e still got tinnitus LOL what a plane!

    Cap't
     
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    Opened this thinking it was about a new model of Motorhome..
     
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    Vulcan Bomber

    The Vulcan is displaying at Yeovilton again this year. See http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/yeovilton-airday for more details. Overnight available virtually on site. If you are thinking of going have a look at the Swordfish enclosure to get right on the display line. Pre-order tickets to save. Personal interest on this one, family member heavily involved in organisation
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNV4yv8N4mA"]Awesome Vulcan Bomber Low Fly-By - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Were they even there !!

    But nobody saw them !!!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Yes Brian, I was allowed up XH558's ladder last year at Fairford so saw what it was like. However, it's interesting that they seem to have no shortage of pilots for her... so they must enjoy flying her in spite of the conditions! I certainly would! :thumb:
     
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    You are not wrong Brian.
    As an RAF Fireman based at RAF Scampton, Lincs, I was often in the cockpit of a Vulcan, undergoing familiarisation training, and carrying out practice crash rescue procedures with the aircrew. It was extremely crammped indeed. :Sad:

    The only ejection seats were those occupied by the pilot and co pilot. The others had to bail out through the door on the underside of the fuselage. Bad for news for them if it belly landed. :whatthe:

    Regards,

    Jock.
     
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    Yes every chance it was the Doncaster Vulcan, a friend of mine lives a Finningley and tells me it's been going up regularly over the last month.. He's a keen photographer so has some amazing pictures :thumb:
     
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    Dunno what is going on on the yank bases around us at the moment but there has been several fly by's of a couple of what look like Hercules planes today

    And they are usually low enough to see all the markings etc..

    Do not mind them though.. It is the bloody fighters doing REAL slow fly overs that drive us nuts.. Cannot hear a thing and stuff in the house shakes !!
     
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