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  • PSA: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber
  • Premier Icon piedidiformaggio
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    Proper STW porno!

    Have your kleenex ready chaps

    Ch 4, 29th Nov, 19:30

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/guy-martin-last-flight-of-the-vulcan-bomber

    Premier Icon survivor
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    Think our Guy might be setting himself up for retirement by become the new Fred Dibner for the modern age ?

    Premier Icon piedidiformaggio
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    bump, ‘cos I though you lot would get really excited about this!

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Mega.

    Premier Icon FunkyDunc
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    Have your kleenex ready chaps

    That could be interpreted in 2 ways in this place…. or maybe 2 ways at the same time for some 😆

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    Bang tidy! 🙂

    Premier Icon fasthaggis
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    Is it good?
    I don’t have enough energy to log in to C4 today.

    Premier Icon scuttler
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    Is it good?
    I don’t have enough energy to log in to C4 today.

    It’s on in the future so put a tape in.

    Premier Icon no_eyed_deer
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    That could be interpreted in 2 ways in this place…. or maybe 2 ways at the same time for some

    Brilliant.. 😆

    I may be having a sex wee at the thought of this. Possibly.

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    I know for a fact that there are one or two absolutely stunning scenes in it.

    they may have a “bloooooooooooooodyyyyy hellllllll” commentary.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    It is like, innit chief?

    Premier Icon BobaFatt
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    i’ll just leave this here

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    This popped up on my Fb feed yesterday, and had several people demanding that the Vulcan be kept flying…
    Does look like a terrific program, I will be recording it for late-night enjoyment. 😉

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    I am sooooo excited by that!

    Premier Icon scuttler
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    For them with 7 day EPGs on their video recorders, you can now put a tape in.

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    Just set up to record via my iPad. Not missing that! 😀

    Premier Icon piedidiformaggio
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    Today’s the day 😀

    Premier Icon sweepy
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    I’d hope that as its the last flight they could really rip the arse out of it and do all the stunts its capable of.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Oh yes for the Christmas pressie list…

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    And I suspect we may see some Tom Foolery.

    I will also leave this here:
    http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?88708-Vulcan-Post-your-Photos-here

    http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/vulcan/

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    I was lucky to be there on the day. I live 5 mins away from Sywell. Had a tip off that the Vulcan was going to be there at a private charity event. I’ve only got a pocket camera but it was nice to capture some memories of what was (unbeknown to me at the time) the last time I would see the Vulcan in the skies

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    The vulcan is under (caa) investigation for doing some unauthorised barrel rolls on one of its last flights according to the BBC a few weeks ago.
    As it was an old airframe flying under civil rather than military certification it had very tight restrictions on what maneuvers it could do. So no ragging the proverbial off of it.

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    The vulcan is under (caa) investigation for doing some unauthorised barrel rolls on one of its last flights according to the BBC a few weeks ago.

    It was some fairly rubbish still photos arranged in a way that made it look like it could have done a barrel roll. Fairly obvious that it didn’t as it would have been witnessed by dozens of people.

    But yes, the restrictions on it were getting ever more severe – in it’s final few displays it would only go full power very briefly.

    Southport 2015 was probably the best of it’s more recent runs
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrGFKDjg98I[/video]

    Should be a good documentary anyway, Sky box set to record. 🙂

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    I find it a little strange that there is so much love for a bomber somewhere there is no appetite for bombing.

    Same when there is any aircraft thread, it is mainly filled with military aircraft, they the very tools of war which most here are quick to damn.

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    I find it a little strange that there is so much love for a bomber somewhere there is no appetite for bombing.

    To be fair, it’s a bomber that did very little actual bombing and that which it did, was completely ridiculous. (I think in its entire career, it killed 2 people by bombing, which probably makes it less deadly than the average Corsa). And ironically something like 35 crew members and bystanders in accidents. XH558 itself never dropped a bomb in anger though it did blow itself up one time IIRC.

    But i don’t think it’s about glorifying a bomber specifically, it’s just a cool, noisy, silly plane. All my affection comes from childhood air shows where it was like hearing the voice of god.

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    I think in its entire career, it killed 2 people, which makes it less deadly than the average Corsa

    More effortless 😆 delivery NW.

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    To be fair, it’s a bomber that did very little actual bombing and that which it did, was completely ridiculous. (I think in its entire career, it killed 2 people by bombing, which probably makes it less deadly than the average Corsa). And ironically something like 35 crew members and bystanders in accidents. XH558 itself never dropped a bomb in anger though it did blow itself up one time IIRC.

    I am not normally one for black humor, but 😆 😆

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Been waiting for this to air for weeks now, Watch and record, no phone answering, in fact I may unplug yhe phone altogether.

    Premier Icon chip
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    A bomber laden with nuclear warheads less deadly than a corsa. 😀

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Can it be watched live on-line? Strictly will be on the house TV :-/

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    Perfect, dinner cooked right on time.
    /turns up volume.

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    fap, fap, fap…..

    😆

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    Blokegasm

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    Man Sploosh

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Harry – you too?

    #Idontgetspanglyoutfits
    #vulcansarebetter

    Premier Icon piedidiformaggio
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    Brilliant stuff

    Still find it incredible that Britain’s aircraft industry was so cutting edge all those years ago. Shame it’s all but gone now, but the spending was ludicrous. Really is something the whole nation should be properly proud of.

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    100kg of air per second per engine.

    Is that a lot 😯

    Premier Icon grey
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    Awesome.
    Watching that I just remembered I was allowed on to the flight deck of a Vulcan when I was a kid, I just can’t remember where it was.

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    haha singletrack beanie!!

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    He has a singletrack hat on
    (beaten by 20 seconds)

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