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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2009, 11:19:27 AM »
Red Arrows, Sywell, sometime in the mid 1970's :-)



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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2009, 11:41:36 AM »
Yeah but them be Grey Arrows, Allocator...they do look like they could be in focus though! ;^)

And you're obeying the rule of thirds...

Sywell was where I first saw XH558 last year.

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« Last Edit: July 21, 2009, 11:44:53 AM by GlynH »

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2009, 02:56:59 PM »
I'm so old, that when I was a lad, the whole world was in black and white :-)

You should have seen all the other pictures with only one aircraft in - or half and aircraft .....

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #63 on: July 21, 2009, 04:59:01 PM »
Hi Andy,

Some nice photos you have there...almost impossible to get both of the synchro pair in focus though isn't it?

You done well to get them both in the viewfinder at the same time - did you crop the picture?

Take a look on YouTube for videos of the Vulcan displaying on Sunday - you will be in for a treat.

Excellent quality; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X98ZnZs-2ds

Great angle; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmRZqoEhPNA

On his climb away from the airfield he really went for it and when he turned out of the climb I really thought he was going to roll it - possibly the first time since Roly Falk performed a barrel roll on camera?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17GfXQ2wCFU&feature=PlayList&p=4364D93B794E4F5E&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=31

She is always awesome to watch but Sundays display with THAT take off in particular...so exciting to watch and I saw tears rolling down the cheeks of some people watching.

I even got emotional...they are not wrong when they talk of the 'Vulcan effect'

Take a look at my Flickr page as there are some aircraft shots here if you are interested;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glynh

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Hi Glyn

Yes it was impossible to catch the pair just crossing and in sharp focus.
It was just down to luck that I got them in the viewfinder at the same time.  When zoomed in they are moving a lot faster!
I did crop the picture using Adobe photoelements.

From what you have said I think Sundays show was better than Saturday. Any way I will no doubt be sticking my hand in my pocket for more donations this year and hope to cath her again.

I will have a shuffty at you flickr page later when I have finished the daughters taxi runs.

Andy

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #64 on: July 25, 2009, 08:55:26 AM »
Hey folks, today the is the day that I have been waiting for!!!

XH558 Visits on of the UKs picturesque beauty spots to strut her stuff, Bowness on Windermere, around 5pm today.

A great day out for all of the family.

http://www.windermereairshow.co.uk/

PS, Rod - only an hour north drive for you!

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #65 on: July 25, 2009, 09:44:04 AM »
Hope she makes it James...she went 'Tech' yesterday with a gear door bracket which I believe has been sourced from XM655 at Wellesbourne and is good to go apart from the paperwork side of things which should be taken care of by this morning.

She has had a good record so far this year compared to last year I believe...

Todays planned schedule;

July 25th - Departs RAF Brize Norton @ 15:00
July 25th - Sunderland Airshow (display @ 16:00)
July 25th - East Fortune Airshow (display @ 16:30)
July 25th - Carlisle Airport (flypast @ 16:50ish)
July 25th - Kirkbride Airfield (flypast @ 16:55ish)
July 25th - Windermere Airshow (display @ 17:05)
July 25th - Returns to RAF Brize Norton @ 18:00

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #66 on: July 25, 2009, 10:39:35 AM »
Wow - thanks for the heads-up Bailey  - I'm on my way!!!

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #67 on: July 25, 2009, 11:39:19 AM »
Hope she makes it James...she went 'Tech' yesterday with a gear door bracket which I believe has been sourced from XM655 at Wellesbourne and is good to go apart from the paperwork side of things which should be taken care of by this morning.

The main u/c doors have been causing trouble on the Vulcan since 1952 (first flight in fact) so it's no surprise.

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #68 on: July 25, 2009, 02:07:15 PM »
Hi there,
            Vulcans just gone airbourne,ALT.01775.

                     Regards Terry.


  Edit: 558 just gone overhead this location,heading east!
« Last Edit: July 25, 2009, 02:11:42 PM by Terry »

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #69 on: July 25, 2009, 05:21:32 PM »
just back from sunderland awsome long time since i worked on one of those.
last time was a trade test at cosford 1984
cheers paul

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #70 on: July 25, 2009, 06:44:55 PM »
Just back from Windermere - awesome :-))))

And she was spot on time.

Again, thanks for the info, Bailey.

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #71 on: July 26, 2009, 10:21:09 AM »
Glad you could make it Rod, was a great day weather wise for it too!

I was sat on the Belsfield Hotel lawn watching it, and there was a chap next to me with a scanner and a Lancashire accent and curiosity got the better of me so I asked him if was called Rod!
He replied 'No, im called Dave' haha!
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #72 on: July 26, 2009, 06:47:12 PM »
Probably Rod in disguise ;-)
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #73 on: July 26, 2009, 08:48:33 PM »
Definitely not me - I'm from down south - only been in these northern parts for 20 years!

Anyway, we were on a hillock overlooking the lake - very beautiful. The show was definitely a case of quality, not quantity. From 2 to 5.15, 6 aircraft!  Still, great day out.

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #74 on: July 27, 2009, 11:06:55 AM »
Rod

That now makes you an Honorary Northener!! ;0)

Glad you had a good day and saw the Vulcan, it was U/S when I went to Waddo :-(
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