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Vulcan on e-bay

Old 28th Oct 2004, 08:36
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Vulcan on e-bay

Blackpool airports Vulcan is up for grabs - 6k for a corrosion filled airframe!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...530699633&rd=1
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 09:02
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Moved from Blackpool last year and saw over the years it's sad demise.Will keep donating to XH558 and pray and hope that we can at least save one of these great aircraft flying.Shame that guy in South Africa didn't buy a couple.Just look what he's done with those Lightnings.
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 17:41
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or indeed the Shackleton

http://forum.shackletonproject.co.za...opic.php?t=840
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 19:29
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Didn't know about the above - but thanks Morrissey for the info and the pictures. It was a shame that MoD/CAA (Campaign Against Aviation) prevented one staying flying here - but hooray for the Vulcan.
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 19:34
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or indeed the Shackleton

That Shack is not operated by Mike Beachyhead's ThunderCity operation who operate the 3 x Lightnings, 3 x Bucc's, Hunter's etc.

It's the last airworthy Mk3, and is maintained by the SAAF. I believe it's last flight is imminent, as it's almost time expired. In 2002 there was only 90 hours left on it....

Which will leave Coventy based Air Atlantique with the last airworthy Shack, their Mk2, which unfortunately because of CAA restrictions means it has to be based and operated over in the US of A.....
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 21:33
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My God! Someone's bid on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...530699633&rd=1
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Old 29th Oct 2004, 10:57
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My God! Someone's bid on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
....Someone who's previous E-Bay purchases included 5 original 80's Status Quo tour T-Shirts and one giant inflateable Southern Comfort bottle!

I hope the Vulcan goes to a good home!

.....On second thoughts...its not Jeremy Clarkson wanting something to put next to the Lightening is it?

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Old 29th Oct 2004, 12:35
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...sorry to disappoint, but the Lightning didn't stay in Jeremy's garden for very long. It's now back at the entrance at Wycombe (with a similarly decrepit looking Hunter)
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Old 29th Oct 2004, 20:24
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No Hunter could possibly ever be thought of as decrepit......
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Old 30th Oct 2004, 10:12
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i would buy it but how could i get it to cambridge? Could the wings be taken off?

FYI i would sit in the cockpit and pretend to fly it just like we all did when we were kids.
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Old 30th Oct 2004, 14:40
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too eager

whats wrong with you man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you should fly it down to cambridge of course !

it has engines!

good luck

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Old 31st Oct 2004, 15:37
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I would consider it, maybe beagle, flatus, allan 907 and the other vulcan chaps could do my LPC/OPC and we would be away.
What would be left inside? would you even be able to get inside the aircraft?
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Old 31st Oct 2004, 23:09
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Well, eager, last time I was in Blackpool I had a quick shuftie inside it. You could sit in the cockpit if the ladder hasn't completely come away from the cockpit hatch, but you'll find the sad, poked-out-eye look a bit hard to take as some bugger has pinched most of the instruments
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Old 1st Nov 2004, 20:38
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27 bidders and 20,100 being the latest bid! Someones having a laugh here it seems!!
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Old 1st Nov 2004, 23:41
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Mmmm

One of the 1,000,000+m bidders is also selling a hornby train set and a Raleigh Chopper frame and handlebars.
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Old 2nd Nov 2004, 13:29
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If only someone did have 2.6m to spend on a Vulcan..... it would surely be enough to get one of the nearly airworthy examples back onto the display circuit!
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Old 3rd Nov 2004, 09:10
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Now at 7m?!?

That's a truck load of Aluminium Oxide...

BBC link here
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Old 3rd Nov 2004, 09:28
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Now back near earth at 21,652.00

The seller has clearly done some weeding out of the fantasy buyers.
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Old 3rd Nov 2004, 11:49
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Whereas the Vulcan at Bruntingthorpe is now very close to meeting the funding target needed for the restoration to begin. It's not just the a/c - thanks to modern rules (Health and Safety etc) even the hangar has to be brought up to an acceptable standard before that can happen.

Any one who can spare the odd few quid, please see www.tvoc.co.uk and see how you can help to hear the heavy metal thunder of an airworthy tin triangle once again!
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Old 3rd Nov 2004, 13:09
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I thought in an auction the price went up - at the moment the Vulcan seems to be rapidly depreciating further to the price mentioned above!
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