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    Vulcan bomber flypast with red arrows

    Post  Rodinazombie on Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:38 pm



    Sadly this is the final airshow season to see this wonderful aircraft flying, i remember seeing it take off a few years ago, the howl of its engines are something to behold.

    Enjoy the video

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    Re: Vulcan bomber flypast with red arrows

    Post  flamming_python on Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:41 pm

    They still have flyworthy ones?

    Shame we'll never see them again. I guess it costs a lot more to keep them airworthy than a Lancaster bomber.

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    Re: Vulcan bomber flypast with red arrows

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:04 pm

    flamming_python wrote:They still have flyworthy ones?

    Shame we'll never see them again. I guess it costs a lot more to keep them airworthy than a Lancaster bomber.
    It is the only one and its running out of airframe life that's killing the Vulcan. Unlike a Lanc it can't be easily re-built and amazingly their first flights were lonly about 10 years apart. That's rapid progress!

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    Post  Rodinazombie on Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:34 pm

    JohninMK wrote:
    flamming_python wrote:They still have flyworthy ones?

    Shame we'll never see them again. I guess it costs a lot more to keep them airworthy than a Lancaster bomber.
    It is the only one and its running out of airframe life that's killing the Vulcan. Unlike a Lanc it can't be easily re-built and amazingly their first flights were lonly about 10 years apart. That's rapid progress!

    Its insane when you consider how fast development of aircraft during the war and in the decade after it.

    Python, our lanc had an engine fire and a spitfire crashed not too long ago here. Not much good news on the vintage aircraft front sadly.

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    Re: Vulcan bomber flypast with red arrows

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:38 pm

    Rodinazombie wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:
    flamming_python wrote:They still have flyworthy ones?

    Shame we'll never see them again. I guess it costs a lot more to keep them airworthy than a Lancaster bomber.
    It is the only one and its running out of airframe life that's killing the Vulcan. Unlike a Lanc it can't be easily re-built and amazingly their first flights were lonly about 10 years apart. That's rapid progress!

    Its insane when you consider how fast development of aircraft during the war and in the decade after it.

    Python, our lanc had an engine fire and a spitfire crashed not too long ago here. Not much good news on the vintage aircraft front sadly.
    You mean the Lanc that was over here, on holiday, last year?

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    Post  Rodinazombie on Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:00 pm

    JohninMK wrote:
    Rodinazombie wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:
    flamming_python wrote:They still have flyworthy ones?

    Shame we'll never see them again. I guess it costs a lot more to keep them airworthy than a Lancaster bomber.
    It is the only one and its running out of airframe life that's killing the Vulcan. Unlike a Lanc it can't be easily re-built and amazingly their first flights were lonly about 10 years apart. That's rapid progress!

    Its insane when you consider how fast development of aircraft during the war and in the decade after it.

    Python, our lanc had an engine fire and a spitfire crashed not too long ago here. Not much good news on the vintage aircraft front sadly.
    You mean the Lanc that was over here, on holiday, last year?

    Nope, our one

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-32990454


    After the fire, the Lancaster performed an engine shut down before landing at RAF Coningsby
    The UK's only flying Lancaster bomber is to miss much of the 2015 display season after an engine fire.
    The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) aircraft had to make an emergency landing at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, in May.
    Following the incident, the Lancaster was unable to take part in VE Day commemorations.
    It will now miss a number of airshows, including RAF Cosford and the Weston Air Festival in Somerset.
    Engine number four on the aircraft has been removed while an investigation into what caused the fire is carried out.

    Engine number four has been completely removed while engineers source other parts
    Warrant Officer Kevin Ball, from the BBMF, said: "The problems for us are really in the support structure - a lot of the cowlings were damaged - so it's getting those repaired."
    He said: "It's not so much the engine itself - it's the surrounding structure, electrical looms and so on."
    Last year, the only other flying Lancaster, which is based in Canada, visited the UK.
    Limited flying hours
    It also suffered technical problems and had to be loaned a spare engine by the BBMF.
    This engine will now be fitted to the Lancaster once other parts have been replaced.
    WO Ball added: "We are looking to possibly air test during the last week of August, first week of September.
    "If it all comes together maybe we will see her flying before the end of the season."

    In 2014, Canadian Lancaster Vera also experienced problems with one of its engines
    More than 7,300 Lancasters were built during World War Two but most were scrapped in the years after 1945.
    The BBMF's Lancaster, known as Thumper, is allowed to fly a strictly limited number of hours each year, in order to extend its airworthiness.

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    Re: Vulcan bomber flypast with red arrows

    Post  DTA on Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:42 am

    Rodinazombie wrote:


    Enjoy the video

    Great video, always like british design of bombers - from Lancasters and to Victors,Vulcans, Viliants .

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    Re: Vulcan bomber flypast with red arrows

    Post  GarryB on Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:07 am


    Great video, always like british design of bombers - from Lancasters and to Victors,Vulcans, Viliants .

    X2, though my favourite was the Buccaneer... a very under rated aircraft.


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    Post  Werewolf on Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:12 pm

    GarryB wrote:

    Great video, always like british design of bombers - from Lancasters and to Victors,Vulcans, Viliants .

    X2, though my favourite was the Buccaneer... a very under rated aircraft.

    Mine is the british Victor bomber.

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    Re: Vulcan bomber flypast with red arrows

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:21 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
    GarryB wrote:

    Great video, always like british design of bombers - from Lancasters and to Victors,Vulcans, Viliants .

    X2, though my favourite was the Buccaneer... a very under rated aircraft.

    Mine is the british Victor bomber.
    Agreed with both, but like many especially Western aircraft (particularly from now taken over companies) the Buccaneer had to die to make room for its jobs and profit creating replacement, the Tornado.

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    Re: Vulcan bomber flypast with red arrows

    Post  GarryB on Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:38 pm

    Comparing the Bucc with the nearest western equivalent, it could carry two tactical nukes under its wings and fly faster and low and further than the F-16 could... and it could do it from carriers...


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    Re: Vulcan bomber flypast with red arrows

    Post  Rodinazombie on Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:59 pm

    The vulcan has been making its final flypasts this past few days as the airshow season draws tp a close. Sad to see an era come to an end.



    Btw, i was lucky enough to take a tour of a vulcans cockpit a few years ago, if you guys are ever in the midlands check out the museum at coventry airport. Now and then a guide will take you up into the crew compartment and cockpit and give a talk. Very interesting to see, and also very difficult to get in and out of while its on the ground, in an emergency you are toast.

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