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Farnborough 2008 so far including the Vulcan

July 18, 2008

Compare Airport Parking is running a story on Farnborough 2008, and will also be running a story after the weekend.

Some interesting reading, and of course a lovely picture of a Vulcan.

Read the story here

Andy
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I wish I worked here……near Farnborough

July 17, 2008

I found a brilliant video.  It shows the distractions that can be seen from the submitter’s window.

I am so jealous and would love to work there.

There’s even a clip of the Vulcan doing her practice circuit ready for Farnborough 2008

Andy
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The Vulcan at Farnborough.

July 17, 2008

The Vulcan is present at the Farnborough Airshow.

One visitor found a good place to go without having to pay and shot a video clip of his Vulcan experience.

I hope to find some more information on how she flew later this week

Andy
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Vulcan Flies At Airshow For First Time Since 1992

July 9, 2008

The last Vulcan in an airworty condition has returned to the British airshow circuit by displaying at RAF Waddington at the weekend (5th – 6th July).

Not only did the crowd see the Vulcan displaying in a wonderful return solo flight, but it also took to the skies with the only airworthy Lancaster World War II bomber, as a tribute to Avro aircraft and a feast for the eyes for all who attended the event.

To read more on this story visit Compare-Airport-Parking.co.uk

Andy
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The Vulcan is better now

July 8, 2008

Following the problems on Sunday, where the Vulcan could not fly, the guys have confirmed the problem, and sorted it.

In operational mode, the Vulcan could have flown, but after all this time, you cannot blame them for not flying.  Mind you, I would have been tempted to send someone back to Bruntingthorpe to grab the spare part that was needed.

Still the crowds were treated to a fast taxi and aborted take off on the Sunday which would have made some amends.

Now the Delta lady will enjoy a few days at Waddington before she heads off to her next display, probably with a bag of spare parts.  In my mind I will now always be able to remember the flight of the Vulcan and the Lancaster, together for the first time.  Who says things cannot get better.  Well, it could be even better if they paid for the Southend and Wellesbourne Vulcan’s to return to flight too.  Cor, imagine three Vulcan’s taking off.  Wow, oh well back to my dreams.

We look forward to the next display.  Take a look at the website.

Andy
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Waddington Airshow 2008, the Vulcan flew

July 7, 2008

It finally happened, when I last posted on Friday night, I mentioned the CAA permit to fly, but no DA, permission to display.

What happens, they grant it. So Saturday finally saw the Vulcan fly in a display after all these years. Congratulations to all those who helped along the way. You can still help by visiting the Vulcan website.

I’ve added a couple of video’s from Youtube which I feel sum up the performance on Saturday, listen to the announcer on the second one, that’s real emotion.

The only upset was the old girl could not fly on the Sunday but then, as we saw before, she does not like being left outside, whereas at Bruntingthorpe, she has her own hanger for warmth.

One more old lady in the sky, next target is Concorde, eh!!

Andy
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Probably the best footage of the Vulcan

July 4, 2008

Since the return to flight started, I have seen many clips shot by fans posted on youtube.

This video actually makes me tremble inside. It really sums up the Vulcan.

The video is shot as the Vulcan returns to it’s former home at RAF Waddington, hopefully to play some part in the airshow, even if it’s just a ground display.

The second video gives you the famous Vulcan growl, you will know when it is.

And finally, another view of her returning to Waddington

Andy
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She fly’s – The Vulcan is airworthy and returns to the skies

July 3, 2008

Firstly, congratualtions to the guys at Bruntingthorpe. The Vulcan has received its CAA permit to fly and is already in the air and flying to Waddington in preparation for this weekends airshow.

Everyone must be so happy with the news. Many of us had our fingers crossed and were suspicious when the web cams showed the Vulcan out of the hanger and the announcement of a BBC transmission from the airbase really got the old thought juices flowing.

I can’t wait to see her fly in the flesh, unfortunately with the announcement so close to the airshow, I will have to miss Waddington, but I am sure there will be at least two shows in the near future I will attend.  The shame is that the Vulcan will probably only form part of the static show, this in itself is a huge boost, with the ultimate goal, seeing her soar in front of her adoring public.  I am also sure, that the true die hard fans, will try to find out when she is due to fly out so they can watch and feel the growl as she powers up for takeoff.

Once again Congratulations to all involved, including the public who gave their own money and to the Lottery Commission who recognised an important cultural icon to help preserve.

Why not visit the Vulcan website, read more about the plane and donate if you can.

Andy
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The Vulcan isn’t flying yet, but there’s still hope

June 30, 2008

So, there’s still no news from the CAA regarding the flight status of XH558, however, the operating company have been running low on funds.  This has been due to extra test flights and other expenses.

It was getting so close that the irony of having an airworthy Vulcan but no money to fly her was very much on everyones mind.

However, where there’s hope there is sometimes an answer.  The answer to our lovely delta lady came in the shape of Eddie Forrester,  Managing Director of Aerobytes.

Mr Forrester, already a supporter of the Vulcan, has contributed an undisclosed sum, which will now see the Vulcan safe till the end of the display season.  By which time, a large sponsor will hopefully want to contribute to such a large crowd puller.

We all now have our fingers crossed that the CAA are able to reply before Waddington, so that the public, who have also contributed so much to the Vulcan’s survival, can see the lady perform again.

Andy
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Still no news on the Vulcan

June 25, 2008

The Vulcan is still poised ready for flight, but still there is no news.  The team at Bruntingthorpe, who have worked for years to reach this point, must still wait on the CAA to say whether the permit to fly will be granted and if amny flying can be done in the interim.

The team still want to be present at the RAF Waddington International Air Show on 5th-6th July, however, this will only be possible if the CAA grant the permit to fly.

The trust still also need to raise money to keep her flying, once the permit is approved, so if you have not donated, please consider it.

Whilst we are waiting here’s some youtube footage from a user showing the how Waddington used to look in the 60’s with a full flight of Vulcans.

And you can always visit the tvoc website for more info.

Andy
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