Vulcan To The Sky

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

  1. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    Have checked the official website and nothing on there. Did she manage her first test flight today? ANYONE KNOW? FOR THE SWEET LOVE OF GOD PLEASE TELL ME!!!!!
     
  2. PanzerGav

    PanzerGav Junior Member

    A few days ago i mentioned to my wife about the Vulcan bomber, she then goes on to tell me she works with one of the chaps working on it. So i asked her to find out when it was due to fly again all he would say is that it had completed the ground tests.
    My other source in finding out when it is going to take off is from my Station Manager (I work for the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service) and he says that one or two of our fire engines will have to be at the airfield. Could be a free pass onto the airfield for me on test flight day. Lets Hope.
     
  3. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    This is all I can get off the official website:

    The great day of the first flight of a fully restored XH558 is now very close. As everyone knows, this has been an extremely complex project – probably unique in its extent. It has also – and perhaps inevitably – taken rather longer and proved very much more expensive than anyone could have foreseen. We at VTST have been very conscious of the debt of gratitude we owe all our loyal supporters for the faith you have placed in the project, as well as for the financial sacrifices you have all made to ensure its success.
     
  4. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    After being delayed with a hydraulic leak during the last attempt. Avro Vulcan B2 XH558 is scheduled to fly today, for the first time in 14 years. Anybody not able to get to Bruntingthorpe airfield for 11.30 it is going to be shown live on Sky news.

    I can't wait.
     
  5. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

  6. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    She flew alright. SKY news were true to their word and cut live to Bruntingthorpe just as the nosewheel left the ground, at 12:28. Tremendous noise, what a great thing she is. Congratulations to all involved and I hope to see her on the air show circuit next year.

    Bod
     
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Fab news.
    Hope she flies over here sometime soon.
     
  8. PanzerGav

    PanzerGav Junior Member

    It was well worth the couple of hours wait to see the Vulcan back in the air, well done to all involved.
     
  9. plant-pilot

    plant-pilot Senior Member

    First of many before certification and then the display circuit...... coming to an airshow near you.
     
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  11. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    ...it's dangerous business, flying...
     

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  12. plant-pilot

    plant-pilot Senior Member

    ...it's dangerous business, flying...
    Flying isn't dangerous, nor is a fall from the sky...... it's the sudden stop at the bottom if you get it wrong that's dangerous.
     

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