Vulcan To The Sky

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Kitty, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Fantastic news.
    Though with my pragmatists head on I suspect this isn't over yet...

    I'll never forget seeing Vulcans at airshows as a kid.
    Ground-trembling-eardrum-shattering-straight-up-tastic.
     
  3. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    I flew in her sister vulcan which is now at East Fortune!
     
  4. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    Yep, I was pleased when I heard this, I might see her fly :D
     
  5. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    Great news!! Onwards and upwards!
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    So let the speculation begin on who the anonymous half a million quid came from...

    Maybe Paul Allen?? of the Flying Heritage Collection? (Bill Gates' partner?? can't remember.)
    Flying Heritage Collection
    He seemed to think £800k (allegedly) was reasonable for the Duxford Me163. (Lets all restore a deathtrap to flying condition!! woohoo!) but then I assume there are quite a few millionaires moving amongst the world of classic aircraft.... Maybe even Peter Jackson.??.. hmmmm.
     
  7. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    So let the speculation begin on who the anonymous half a million quid came from...

    Maybe Paul Allen?? of the Flying Heritage Collection? (Bill Gates' partner?? can't remember.)
    Flying Heritage Collection
    He seemed to think £800k (allegedly) was reasonable for the Duxford Me163. (Lets all restore a deathtrap to flying condition!! woohoo!) but then I assume there are quite a few millionaires moving amongst the world of classic aircraft.... Maybe even Peter Jackson.??.. hmmmm.

    It was in the press release.

    Sir Jack Hayward OBE is a property developer. He was born in Wolverhampton, England, in 1923.
    Sir Jack was educated at Northaw Preparatory School and Stowe school in Buckingham, England. In 1941, during the Second World War, he joined the Royal Air Force, receiving flight training in Clewiston, Florida. He served as an Officer Pilot in the S.E. Asia Command and in 1946 was demobilized as a Flight Lieutenant. Sir Jack first arrived in Grand Bahama in 1956, when he became a Vice President of The Grand Bahama Port Authority and helped promote the development of Freeport.
    His father, Sir Charles Hayward, began the Hayward involvement with the Bahamas in the 1950s. This was taken over by Hayward, who developed Freeport in the Bahamas, a very successful development that he continues to play a role in.
    Hayward was knighted for his charitable actions, giving money to save Lundy Island and the SS Great Britain. There is a school named after him in the Bahamas. Hayward is also the owner and was until recently chairman of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. Some have estimated that he has spent £60m of his personal fortune on a stadium, and players for the club during the 14 years for which he owned the club - more moderate figures appear to run from £20m to £40m. The new training ground was not financed by Hayward.
    Jack Hayward High School in Freeport is named after him.
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Cheers Spidge, only saw 'anonymous' in the reports I read.

    Here's to him!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A reassuring snippet from my brother that things are moving on:
    J3816/07 Position 52.483,-1.133 Radius 3nm
    Height SFC - FL30 Validity Mon 20/08/2007 09:00:00 to
    Fri 07/09/2007 15:00:00 Active -
    Subject RTCA Traffic IV Purpose BO
    Type NAVW Scope W Parsed 13-Aug-2007 12:00:12
    RESTRICTED AREA(TEMPORARY) FOR VULCAN TEST FLYING AT BRUNTINGTHORPE.
    RESTRICTION OF FLYING REGULATIONS MADE UNDER ARTICLE 96 OF THE ANO 2005 (MIL
    ACFT SHOULD COMPLY WITH JSP552 201.135.9). NO ACFT IS TO FLY WI AREA BOUNDED
    BY CIRCLE RAD 3NM CENTRED AT 522913N 0010750W EXCEPT ACFT FLYING WITH
    PERMISSION OF OPERATOR OF BRUNTINGTHORPE AERODROME OR IN THE SERVICE OF THE
    LEICESTERSHIRE POLICE. AUS 07-08-0518/3429/AS7
    As it's just down the road I might have to make an effort to hang around Bruntingthorpe on the day.

    Bod just informed me that he's visited her and that they're hoping for a Duxford appearance on 14th October, or even 8th/9th September.
     
  10. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    Hell fire, if she is going to Duxford can someone let me know in good time? PLEASE!

    Did get the chance to enter the lottery to be there for her first test flight, but I couldn't afford the £25 a time tickets. Bummer.

    I am so looking forward to seeing a Vulcan fly.
     
  11. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Once I had one pass over me while taking off. Good lord, what a racket, my entire body vibrated with the noise! The Vulcan, the TSR-2 and the Concorde are three planes that should never be kept from flying!
     
  12. plant-pilot

    plant-pilot Senior Member

    Once I had one pass over me while taking off. Good lord, what a racket, my entire body vibrated with the noise! The Vulcan, the TSR-2 and the Concorde are three planes that should never be kept from flying!
    Well at least one of your three will be back in the air soon.
     
  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  14. adrian roberts

    adrian roberts Senior Member

    One of the most awesome sights I have seen was a Vulcan (probably this one just before she was grounded) at an Air Display, taking off, going straight into a near-vertical climb, and doing a wingover as she rolled level Imagine something the size of a 737 doing that....

    I thought: "He's over the car park - if he loses it he'd better not come down on my car...."
     
  15. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    *Sits in the corner rocking back and forth in excitement*
     
  16. Andy in West Oz

    Andy in West Oz Senior Member

    Ooh, ooh, ooh! Have been waiting for this for years. Yay to the extreme!
     
  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Local news report; First flight delayed, 'not for engineering reasons'.
    :(
     
  18. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    Local news report; First flight delayed, 'not for engineering reasons'.
    :(

    There is nothing on the website, so do you know what the problem is?
     
  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Afraid not mate, just a standard bit of lightweight local TV news.


    Been watching her last flight, I'd almost forgotten what a beautiful thing she is in the air:
    The Last Flight Of The Vulcan Video
    The footage with the Red Arrows has got me really looking forward to her getting up again.
     
  20. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    Local news report; First flight delayed, 'not for engineering reasons'.
    :(

    strong winds and heavy rain i expect. Understandable. So long as she flies!
     

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