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Vulcan final flight live broadcast now.

Old 28th Oct 2015, 14:31
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Vulcan final flight live broadcast now.

Watch it live here

https://youtu.be/DcKqkq27ffk
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 14:36
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Wow, thanks for posting this! The plane is ready to taxi...
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 14:56
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Thank you, just in time for the takeoff. Sad to se a piece of history pass.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 14:58
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Well what a total and complete balls up that stream was
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 14:59
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Oh well, looks like somebody pulled out the cable to the video equipment just as the plane was about to land...

Anybody else see it land?
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 14:59
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Looks like the stream has been cancelled.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 15:17
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On the Periscope feed the plane did a touch and go and back around to a full stop landing.

Decades ago in Sigonella a transiting Vulcan crew let me climb up and take a look around the flight deck. Thanks guys, it was awesome!

As the Vulcan retires I'm betting yet another delta wing bomber will emerge with Northrop Grumman's award of the LRS-B contract.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 15:18
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It's still on, and you can wind back to watch.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 15:23
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No doubt you will be able to pay VTTS for a nicely polished video of the last flight if you are desperate.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 16:06
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Remember she was built to handle Britain's deterent, along with the Victor and Valiant.
I worked on the things that turned a beautiful feat of engineering into a devastating weapon.
Very glad it was never used, except in that Falklands raid.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 16:13
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I wouldn't worry too much - they'll be another final flight next week I'm sure . . .
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 16:30
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Originally Posted by Airbubba
Anybody else see it land?
The 'missing landing' has been tacked onto the end at about 49:00.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 16:47
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A truly dreadful piece of TV.

I hope some amateur out there will post something better.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 17:05
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So Sean (with whom I flew on Belfasts) tells us that it cost 23 million to operate XH558 over 8 years. He also tells us that she flew 346 hours over that period. My cheap Russian calculator tells me that this comes in at just under 66,500 per hour.

Ouch!
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 17:12
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Sad to see, but that bloke couldn't half batter on!
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 17:37
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A truly dreadful piece of TV.

I hope some amateur out there will post something better.
Well, one of the ground staff was taking video with her iPad.

Also, hope there were some good still photographers, I didn't see much in the way of professional camera equipment in the linked video.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 17:43
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JW411 suggests:So Sean (with whom I flew on Belfasts) tells us that it cost 23 million to operate XH558 over 8 years. He also tells us that she flew 346 hours over that period. My cheap Russian calculator tells me that this comes in at just under 66,500 per hour.

Well, it is not cheap but mentioning that a C-17 is a quarter of the cost makes it seem good value.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 17:48
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I wouldn't worry too much - they'll be another final flight next week I'm sure .

Only if it's got Bob Dylan painted on the nose.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 17:58
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Oh well, looks like somebody pulled out the cable to the video equipment just as the plane was about to land...
As PlanesTV put it:

This recording was broadcast live, an unfortunately timed connection problem means Vulcan XH558's final landing is at 47:42 in the video.
Actually, some very nice shots edited into the YouTube link, I'm hoping the final video will be quite good.

Also, I saw a couple of pro still photographers toward the end of the clip, hopefully there were more near the runway.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 18:17
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Take-off roll begins around 29:30..
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