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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2009, 06:44:51 PM »
Glyn,

The position info - or not as in the case of the Vulcan - is purely down to the equipment fitted in the aircraft.  I'm sure somebody here will be able to give the technical details, but I'm guessing that a full ADS-B box costs more than a standard Mode S box (or is it just a case of hooking a GPS up to the Mode S box?).  There is no requirement to transmit position information as the ADS-B position isn't used to monitor or control the aircraft, so there is no benefit to the aircraft operator.

It would be very nice for us though :-)

Maybe we should start a collection!

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2009, 06:52:01 PM »
You know I did suggest some sort of collection/donation for this very reason some time last year ISTR.

That would be a great idea - think if every purchaser of the RB/SBS1 donated just one pound - what an asset it would be for us being able to track the Vulcan instead of just knowing it is up there - somewhere.

Well here's two quid for starters! ;^)

Food for thought...

Thanks & regards,
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2009, 06:59:10 PM »
Hi Glyn,
             Put me down for a tenner,i see your impressed with your new piece of kit,just wait till you get to really know it?

                         Regards Terry.

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2009, 07:31:07 PM »
Vulcan due to visit Windermere, the Lake District on Saturday 25th July 2009, so rather excited for that as its where I live.

http://www.windermereairshow.co.uk/
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2009, 07:41:30 PM »
Hey Terry,

I probably owe you a tenner matey so I'll throw it in for you shall I? ;^)


bailey_uk

Fingers crossed that she is more reliable than last year then! <ducking>

Have you seen a Vulcan in the air before bailey_uk?

A sight not to be missed...apart from when I was a kid the only other time I have seen the Vulcan was her last appearance at Sywell last year when she was late due to a  leaking brake cylinder and then when she landed she had signs of metal in one of her engines.

After that TVOC ran out of money and it was touch & go whether she would ever fly again.

Great to know she is up & about again this year...

Kind regards,
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2009, 07:54:10 PM »
I see XH558 is off to the Netherlands later this week then?

Link to VTST Provisional 2009 Airshow Plan;

http://www.vulcantothesky.org/FlightOperations.asp

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2009, 08:44:30 PM »
Hey Glyn, no I have not seen one yet! Im only 23, so possibly a bit too young to off seen them active?

PS, got your PM on here earlier no problems, all sorted now. Thanks for ya offer - was the connector at the end of the supplied coax. Its on its last legs but with a bit of a push the inner core portudes just enough to make a decent connection. It just cant afford to be nocked or pulled. Hopefully purchasing an external antenna soon anyway.
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2009, 08:49:37 PM »
Hi again Glyn,
                    I said we heard the XH558 this afternoon after she left Brize,well she flew right over Middleton at about 3,700ft with 2 Spitfires in tow.Just heard a guy from Middleton on 2mtrs moaning that he left his camera at his mothers,shame isn`t it.

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2009, 03:06:28 PM »
Couple of good videos from Kemble on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACui5wMufi0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2FfENE0QFI

Anyone know if the Vulcan will ever come to the far north of Scotland?  Lossie/Kinloss?  PLEASE!!
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2009, 03:15:37 PM »
Couple of good videos from Kemble on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACui5wMufi0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2FfENE0QFI

Anyone know if the Vulcan will ever come to the far north of Scotland?  Lossie/Kinloss?  PLEASE!!

Only down for Leuchars in September, so you may have to travel south ;-)


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« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2009, 03:21:42 PM »
Only down for Leuchars in September, so you may have to travel south ;-)

Yes, I saw the Leuchars date.  Just a bit too far to go.  You'd think with Lossie and its squadron history, they'd get the Vulcan up for a visit, do a practice bombing run on Tain Range.  I can but dream!

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« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2009, 03:23:45 PM »
Only down for Leuchars in September, so you may have to travel south ;-)

Yes, I saw the Leuchars date.  Just a bit too far to go.  You'd think with Lossie and its squadron history, they'd get the Vulcan up for a visit, do a practice bombing run on Tain Range.  I can but dream!

Practice bombing run, well that would be different...................

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2009, 04:06:55 PM »
You'd think if they made it to the Falklands, they could go north to please tarbat!!
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2009, 04:22:08 PM »
You'd think if they made it to the Falklands, they could go north to please tarbat!!

Not just for me.  I was thinking of Lossie's 70th anniversary celebrations this year!!

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2009, 06:18:56 AM »
just finished reading the book on the raid to the falklands ........

well worth it ...it really was touch and go both going and returning !

I saw maybe one of the last display runs by the vulcan at Hucknall air show circa 68 or 69  never seen anything that big doing aerobatic  type maneuvers.....the image of has remained with me since ............

was at wadddy last year ....on the sunday  the nearest it got to fly was a nose wheel off the ground  !   

also tried to catch  in the air at bruntingthorpe and cottesmore ...for its test evaluations ...but every time I try and see it it's developed faults !! 

I'm expecting better things this year !