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fatkat

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #75 on: July 27, 2009, 01:20:14 PM »
I was lucky at waddo  and saw it on the thursday  fly in and do its party peices ....   

malc41

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #76 on: July 27, 2009, 07:18:56 PM »
Oh well at least somebody saw it fly :-(
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #77 on: July 28, 2009, 03:42:55 PM »
wonderful sight !

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #78 on: August 09, 2009, 02:14:43 PM »
Got him at last in the most unusual place. Heard a noise outside and looked up. There was the Vulcan 2000ft flying straight in front of my house!!
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #79 on: August 09, 2009, 02:17:51 PM »
Vulcan banked over Banbury @ 14:39 and then flew off due NE.

She is due to display at Whitehaven today....thought Whitehaven was NW?

Maybe due to do a flypast somewhere en-route...hope everything is OK...

Regards,
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« Last Edit: August 09, 2009, 02:23:46 PM by GlynH »

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #80 on: August 09, 2009, 02:22:30 PM »
Glyn

What time was that?
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GlynH

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #81 on: August 09, 2009, 02:24:37 PM »
Hi Malc,

See edited post above - @ 14:39 give or take a few minutes...

Kind regards,
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malc41

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #82 on: August 09, 2009, 02:28:09 PM »
Glyn

Thanks for that. She flew up the River Trent heading North towards Brough so as you say maybe doing a fly past somewhere else?
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #83 on: August 09, 2009, 04:15:18 PM »
Vulcan just this minute came back flying direclty above the road I live in...great sight to see...

Don't you just hate digital cameras with no optical viewfinders...can't even see what's in the LCD in anything that vaguely resembles sunlight...

I don't know about point & shoot...more like point & pray it's in the frame somewhere. :-(

Regards,
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« Last Edit: August 09, 2009, 04:19:25 PM by GlynH »

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #84 on: August 09, 2009, 04:29:03 PM »
logged 16.20
start Alt 1850ft  finish Alt 38975ft

location Huntingdon Cambs

malc41

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #85 on: August 09, 2009, 05:01:47 PM »
See the old bird can still climb like a good un ;-)
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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #86 on: August 09, 2009, 05:28:40 PM »
oh yes

GlynH

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #87 on: August 09, 2009, 07:36:47 PM »
See the old bird can still climb like a good un ;-)

You're not kidding Malc,

Did you see the YouTube link I posted earlier in this thread showing the Sunday take-off at RIAT?

I'm amazed they can get away with that on the old bird...:-)

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #88 on: August 10, 2009, 11:07:28 PM »
See the old bird can still climb like a good un ;-)

Somewhere there's a famous conversation between a Vulcan and a USAF base in the States. It consists of an initial height clearance request, which takes a little while to be granted, followed by:

"Sorry, past that already!"

"Cleared to flight level 300"

"Past that too"

"Cleared to flight level 400"

"Past that as well"

GlynH

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Re: Vulcan's up!
« Reply #89 on: August 15, 2009, 09:08:24 PM »
Hi Fenris,

That sounds suspiciously like one of those classic urban myths - there was a supposed similar exchange between an American aircraft carrier and a lighthouse;

http://maritimeaccident.wordpress.com/2008/03/15/americas-spy-boss-gets-suckered-by-fictional-lighthouse/

Searching around for Vulcan urban myths I came across this;

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/jan/06/spaceexploration.military

Must be true...it's on the Internet! :-)

My favourite one really is a true story taken from the incredible book by Brian Shul called Sled Driver;

http://www.fromtheinside.us/thinking/Groundspeed_Check.htm

Kind regards,
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« Last Edit: August 15, 2009, 09:14:30 PM by GlynH »