>Nice shot of the mighty Vulcan. >I love to see her fly, and hopefully she will be flying for >many years to come. > >More info on http://www.vulcantothesky.org/ > > >Best regards, >Walter
Thanks for looking Walter, I do hope you see her flying sometime, the noise when she passes and on take off has to be heard to be believed, hard to think that I was only 17 when she first went into service 60 years ago.
>Thanks for looking Walter, I do hope you see her flying >sometime, the noise when she passes and on take off has to be >heard to be believed, hard to think that I was only 17 when >she first went into service 60 years ago. > >Cheers > >Brian
I remember going to an airshow with my dad, must have been late 60's/early 70's, Vulcans were still on active strength back then and there was a flight of 4 on display, initially on the ground.
Come their flight slot they did a 4-aircraft ripple and storm climb - pretty much as they would have launched when providing the UK's nuclear deterrent - anyway the noise of 16 Olympus on reheat was absolutely astonishing, each aircraft basically gets to V2 and goes up like a lift on the huge wings....and everything shook for miles around!
On a seperate note, I understood that the XH558 airframe was quite limited on hours remaining, so they have to be husbanded carefully, but they have plenty of spares such as engines etc so it is only airframe life that is expected to be the limiting factor.
>I fell in love with this plane as a kid, it makes the hairs >on the back of my neck stand up everytime i see one. The >Magnificent Vulcan; long may she fly. > >Great shot, thanks > >Patrick. > > Hi Patrick
Your welcome - can understand your affection for this craft -
Cool picture...LOVE the Vulcan! One site I visit had a sound recording of it doing a low high-speed pass! Ohhhh, yeaah! IMNHO, the only thing that surpasses it is a Ferrari at full howl, or a P-51 Merlin engine balls to the wall! WOWIE!!!
I can still imagine the mockup of the Vulcan in "Thunderball" sinking to the ocean floor. Later in years I was able to actually dive the site in the Bahamas and sit in the copilot's seat. Nothing much left of it except a birdcage frame and some wheels in the sand