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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 11:09
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Low Ball
 
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Vulcan At Portland

When visiting Portland some years ago (while it was still an active NAS) I was regalled with the story of a Vulcan doing a PAR. Allegedly this day was very murky with bags of very low cloud. Said Vulcan pilot asked to do a PAR without letting on what type he was. Air traffic didn't think to ask until a huge set of wheels broke cloud when all hell was let loose. The overshoot was apparently memorable particularly to those waiting to cross the runway on foot which was the way one got from one side of the airfield to the other.

Anybody available who recalls the incident?

LB
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