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Vulcans sixty year anniversary tour and where it isn't going..

Old 26th Sep 2012, 20:17
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Vulcans sixty year anniversary tour and where it isn't going..

Cannot feel like agreeing with the comments.... Scampton, Waddington etc are NOT on the list


The route for Saturday's tour has been posted up.
From the VTTS website.
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This Saturday afternoon 29th September, providing weather conditions and aircraft serviceability allow, XH558 will take off on a 3-hour sortie to commemorate Sixty Glorious Years of the Avro Vulcan as she makes a tour of various airports near to sites that played a significant part in their development or service life.
The route

1. Doncaster
- Bitteswell
2. Coventry Airport
3. Birmingham Airport
4. RAF Cosford
5. Gloucester (Staverton)
- Cheltenham
6. Filton
7. Cardiff Airport
8. St. Athan
9. Ross-on-Wye (Memorial)
10. RAF Halton

So, no Woodford, Farnborough, Waddington, Scampton, Bruntingthorpe; places I would thought had a larger claim to having a more significant role than some mentioned above.
Anyway, there you have it.

XH558 Anniversary Tour Route - Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums

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Old 26th Sep 2012, 20:40
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Coningsby, Cottesmore, Boscombe Down, any dispersal airfield, High Wycombe, Heathrow
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Yep, strange, very strange, Lincolnshire which was the home of the Vulcan does not appear to even get a look in...
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Woodford surely is the most heinous omission? Heathrow I can understand...

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Old 26th Sep 2012, 21:36
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Where do their biggest doners live?

In the kebab shop?
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 00:20
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RAF Halton..... ? this is a joke I hope
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 01:02
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Obviously impossible but would love to see her in the skies over Goose Bay again.
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Halton would be because most of the Engineers of the time would have gone through there I suppose, but that then says why no Cranners.

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What about Chadderton where she was built?
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 19:20
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Big bits of her were built at Chadderton, but they were assembled at Woodford into aeroplanes and then flown for the first time (every one of 'em). But the tour doesn't go there, the birthplace of the Vulcan.
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 19:58
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It was there the other week though.... Except they didn't tell anyone till after..
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Vulcans landed on RAF Halton's grass runway on no less than 3 seperate occasions - quite an achievement when you consider it's length. Also, John "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham as DH's Chf Test Pilot flew in a couple of Comets.

Here's a picture of 2 of the 3 Vulcans at Halton for Apprentice Trg...


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And this is the 3rd aircraft - it must have made a right racket during engine ground runs for the local population! The sound of freedom, though...

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I take back them words" Halton must be a joke" how the bloody hell did they land one on a grass strip ?

Amazed and the crew must have had some big cahoonas !!!
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Ref Halton Landings:

The rules were a mite more flexible in those days..................
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I take back them words" Halton must be a joke" how the bloody hell did they land one on a grass strip ?
Very carefully.
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They have added in Cottesmore, Waddington and Scampton.
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Better, still it looks like East Mids will get a look in again, slight stagger could do Derby for RR and Bruntingthorpe for retirement and restoration.

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