Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Peter Clare, Apr 16, 2008.
Not WW2 but thought it worth a mention.
BBC NEWS | UK | Vulcan to return to the skies
Can't wait to see her at one of the big airshows. Think she's got some problems but they say by the end of June she'll be ready.
Im so proud,Im sure my donation paid for at least one rivet
Vulcans used to be my favourite planes at airshows when I were a lad.
They were (and still are) beautiful aircraft. I also loved the Victor as an aircraft. Very cool design.
They were chatting to the project leader on local news last night while there was some problem with the undercarriage doors on a test flight. He replied "I'm sure it'll be fine" but the look on his face as he watched it roar over showed the real stresses involved in their magnificent project.
During the film they showed of it landing my six year old declared "that's the cooooolest plane I've ever seen!".
He may have a point.
A restored Cold War bomber is due to undergo further test flights over the East Midlands this week.
BBC NEWS | England | Leicestershire | Test flights for Cold War bomber
Just seen it again on the local news.
Sends shivers up my spine, what an achievement.
Today the Vulcan - Tomorrow Concorde!?
Fingers crossed. Be ready for the airshow season.
BBC NEWS | England | Test flights for Vulcan
BBC - Lincolnshire - Features - Avro Vulcan at RAF Coningsby
Sponsor found for Vulcan
BBC NEWS | England | Leicestershire | Sponsor found for Vulcan flights
Hope to see her next week at the RAF Shawbury Veterans' Weekend.
Recalling an Exhibition at Toronto in the late 50's/early 60's we enjoyed a display by four Vulcans for 15 minutes or so - then they were off with a mighty roaring fly past - then becoming engrossed in the follow up event we never noticed the four glide down once more until with a mighty roar - all four switched their engines at the same time - and nearly blew us all off our seats ! It was magnificent and someone said - "they wouldn't need bombs - just scare them to death "
If you look on Google Maps, you can see a number of them parked outside. Southend possibly, and Wellesbourne and maybe others. (I remember walking underneath one a few years back when I went for a flying lesson - unfortunately it was in a Cessna - just as well, I'd probably be bankrupt and throw up!). Never seen one fly - here's hoping...
So is she going to make it to Waddington this weekend?
She is already there!! http://www.tvoc.co.uk/
Permit to fly has been granted as well as the necessary paperwork required in order to perform in public display.
Great to see the Vulcan flying again....
Shame I cant download any images for a wallpaper for my pc......from their website
The Vulcan and a flight of Lightning were the first planes I ever saw at an air show at Biggin Hill when I was a kid in the early 70's me and my brother used to stand on the roof of my dads Humber Hawk at the end of the runway
I'm going to Waddo tomorrow and I can't wait. Hopefully the weather won't be too bad.
BBC NEWS | England | Bomber takes to the skies again
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