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Where the Vulcan will be this year

April 27, 2009

Following the salvation of our only flying Vulcan XH558 by the public, The Vulcan to the Sky trust have published her performance calendar for 2009.

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It would appear a shame that Paris has been dropped, but sill, at least we all get to see her flying.

Andy Skinner

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Celebrities want the Vulcan to keep flying

February 11, 2009

In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, Sir Richard Branson, Frederick Forsyth and Robin Gibbtrio have warned that the maintenance of the Cold War bomber is essential for encouraging design and innovation among young people.

They are suggesting that the Vulcan is included in an extended RAF Memorial flight.

Read the full article here. Alternatively, you could visit the vulcan website and make a contribution there to allow the Vulcan to remain flying without Government intervention.

Your support is needed

Visit www.vulcantothesky.org to see more

Andy
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Save the Vulcan

February 4, 2009

Please spend a couple of minutes to watch the following video, and remember why the Vulcan should return to the sky.

Your support is needed

Visit www.vulcantothesky.org to see more

Andy
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24 hour Vulcan Scramble

February 4, 2009
Help Save XH558

Help Save XH558

Father and Son, Robert and Steven Lowe, from Newark on Trent, have conceived a brilliant way of raising funds to help keep the Vulcan, XH558 flying.

The father and Son team, who will be accompanied by crew chief Taff Stone, have set themselves the target of visiting all 15 exisiting Vulcan airframes in and around the country within a 24 hour period.

They would be starting at East Fortune at 00.01 with XM597.

They will be joined on different legs by surprise guests and staged events to encourage them on their way.

Fellow club members will be acting as coordinators at each location, liaising with the museums involved, creating a presence on the day to welcome the team, as they stop by to change drivers, snap a picture and carry on with their challenge. Supporters will help explain the event and our plight to all the visitors, backed up with promotional posters and leaflets explaining the Pledge fund and the many ways people can help save the aircraft. With 850+ miles to cover, 18 hour 50 minutes journey time, it only leaves 15 minutes spare at each location – and that does not allow for traffic.

The time remaining, progress details and pledges or donations received, will be updated for all to see, together with links to partake in sponsoring of the event.

On the day, a central control room at Bruntingthorpe, “Scramble HQ” will track the team and give updated details as they progress along the route. Staff there will process Pledges collected en-route and enter onto the on-line system. You will be able to watch the progress of this event, add additional sponsorship or pledges and see the results as they happen. Official collecting tins and any donations received on the day will be added to the running total.

At all times, speed limits will be observed. It is the challenge and raising of public interest in XH558 that most appeals to the team.

By the early hours of Monday 23rd February, the club aim to have not only raised a significant level of interest, but a not too insignificant level of further funding!

But why should the public help keep this plane flying?

XH558 is the only airworthy Vulcan in the world. Restored to flight after nearly 15 years at a cost of £7million. She now faces grounding forever, unless an additional £750,000 can be raised in February enabling funds for another full air show season. Last year, she appeared in front of over 1.5 million people.
She inspires immense pride in all who see her. A full education programme is built around her, not only telling the story of the cold war era, but the value of science and technology in inspiring future engineers.
She was the “mother of concorde” – Can you help us save this iconic British Aircraft?

Andy
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I’m Back

September 3, 2008

Hiya all

I’ve been really busy chasing the Vulcan and just generally busy in real life so I have skipped my virtual blog life.

However, I am back and champing at the bit for some fun

Let find some good Concorde, Vulcan and other fun on the web

Andy

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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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