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  • Just seen The Vulcan Bomber
  • Well it was at 1800 ish whilst I was at work.

    Truely Awsome bit of kit

    Premier Icon guido
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    I see it over the M4 this afternoon.

    marcus7
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    Saw it a few months back over delamere and could not belive my eyes (even checked on the web to make sure it was around the area). was truely awesome and was glad to see it got its cash needed to keep it in the air…

    You have nothing to fear …………. the Vulcans come in peace

    willej
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    The red arrows went over our place this morning, pretty low, in two V-shaped formations of 5. Must have been before/after the Queen’s birthday flypast thing.

    twas the airshow at Cosford today, red arrows were there i believe!

    Tis At Lyneham Now

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    yep saw it on Friday in Oxon. Amazing thing, just kind of floats there in the sky.

    ernie_lynch – Member
    You have nothing to fear …………. the Vulcans come in peace

    Spock may have done, but the Vs were formed for a rather less than peaceful aim! Thankfully, bar BlackBuck, they never had to act in anger. At least never in the anger they were originally designed for!

    zaskar
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    ernie_lynch – Member

    You have nothing to fear …………. the Vulcans come in peace

    beat me to it lol

    Remember seeing one in a flypast over central london when I was a kid

    Escorted by a Lightning fighter, still remember it now and especially how noisy it was.

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    It’s scheduled to be at the Windermere Airshow end of July. I will be there too. 🙂

    Saw the WA a couple of years ago, the Red Arrows put on a great display.

    Pigface
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    Red Arrows flew over Lambourne yesterday. Saw a Vulcan a few years ago louder than Slayer

    pjt201
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    i remember seeing one of the last shows they did at biggin hill. The afterburner on takeoff actually melted the end of the runway, they had to do some repairs before anyone else could take off.

    nbt
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    crazy-legs – Member

    It’s scheduled to be at the Windermere Airshow end of July. I will be there too.

    Oooh I didn;t know that! Send me details, we may join you for that!

    flatfish
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    its at kemble next week so i’ll pop along for the flypast and it’ll be at the air tattoo which im taking my son to.
    i’ve been in the display one at carlisle a few times in the last 27/28 years but have never seen one fly.
    i’m literally wetting myself with excitement.

    flatfish
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    its at kemble next week so i’ll pop along for the flypast and it’ll be at the air tattoo which im taking my son to.
    i’ve been in the display one at carlisle a few times in the last 27/28 years but have never seen one fly.
    i’m literally wetting myself with excitement.

    anjs
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    Well judging by the fact the polcie basically had to close the M54 today due to the shear number of people trying to get to Cosford to see it you might want to get to Kemble early.

    tangent
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    wow…i got my Dad the Airfix kit of this aircraft for Christmas.

    envious would love to see the real thing airborne!!! (for “museum type” operations only of course!)

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    Sadly I have other commitments next weekend so can’t get to Kemble, which is only about a half hour drive from me. I’ve seen Vulcans fly before, and just thinking about the noise makes my skin tingle. To everyone who’s never heard a Vulcan do a display, you are going to remember it for the rest of your life. There is absolutely nothing that sounds like a Vulcan when it howls, and the sight of that damn great aircraft doing a slow pass down the runway, then standing on it’s tail with full re-heat and going straight up is unbelievable.

    Premier Icon wors
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    bro in law is stationed at waddington, last time we went down itwas flying over his house, awesome

    Jimbo
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    Vulcan never had reheat. They’re just effortlessly noisy!

    johnners
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    Like Jimbo says, no reheat on a Vulcan. Just twice the engine power of one of these –

    PeterPoddy
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    When you live in Farnborough, you get to see things a bit closer….
    🙂

    More here
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    DrJ
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    Saw one at an air show when I was a plane-mad kid. The noise it made as it came over nearly knocked me off my feet. I can still remember everything about that afternoon 🙂

    it’s based about 5 miles form here 🙂

    when it flew up the Derwent valley for the 50th anniversary of the Dam Busters raids it set off every car alarm for miles around. I got to look DOWN on it flying past from my bedroom window 8)

    scruff
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    I was over Cannock Chase about 5ish yesterday and that Vulcan flew RIGHT OVER us on the way to Cosford. It was so low if I had a catapult I could have hit it. Best thing was the two microlights which were just above it going perpendicular, they must have sheet thesens. He also tipped his wings to us, which was nice.

    nukeproof
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    Just wanted to add on this thread a recommendation for the RAF Museum http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/ . Took my son to the London one during half term and had an absolutely excellent day and its free! Plus, tucked in the corner, is a Vulcan…superb.

    Also the Vulcan will be at the Biggin Hill air fair on the 27th and 28th June

    I have had the pleasure of watching a pair of Jet Provost ex RAF advanced trainers taking of from our local airbase RAF Woodvale and practising low level formation flying above my house for the last few days. Lovely noise usually all we get is the basic training Grob Tutors and powered gliders. It wont go on for long though the whinging neighbours are getting a petition up to complain about the noise.

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    Apologies, always thought it had reheat. Still, with four chuffing great jets it really had no need. Beautiful plane. I’ve seen SR71’s, F117’s, B52’s, B1’s and B2 Spirits flying, but nothing matches a Vulcan being put through it’s paces. I’d have loved to witness the test flight where the pilot barrel-rolled one the length of the runway. He was given a stiff ‘talking to’, apparently!

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    I thought you’d met Gee Atherton while out for a ride, very disappointed to find a load of plane geeks instead.

    PeterPoddy – I know what you mean (about living near Farnborough). You’ve been to my old house here, right on the approach to Farnborough.

    My wife has a fear of the Red Arrows (due to being scared sh!tless by them as a kid), the week of the airshow at Farnborough was not a good one for her.

    rabyoung
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    I remember seeing a Vulcan flying up Glencoe, they were still operational then. That was a sight, the pilot was obviously having fun doing some nap-of-the-earth flying…

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