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Vulcan: last chance to see...

Old 26th Jun 2015, 21:05
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Vulcan: last chance to see...

A reminder that this weekend, 27/28 June the Vulcan will be doing its final flypast of sites connected with the aircraft and V force. It's final visit home to Woodford is scheduled for 1509 Saturday, sadly the factory building was demolished last month.
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 21:54
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I can't make it to either of the locations, but I will be seeing her on the 23rd of August in Bournemouth.

If she's serviceable.
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 22:07
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I don't think they have said when its last flight will be yet but I guess Finningley will be busy.
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 22:13
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Last show listed at the moment is Cosby, one of my favourites, the routing and turn points are listed here. Open the maps and zoom in, you an guesstimate the Estimated times at each point from the main route timings.

http://www.pprune.org/military-aviat...nd-online.html
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 22:26
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I wonder if they can squeeze at least another farewell tour out of it yet. After the weekend or does this say ah that's all folks


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Old 26th Jun 2015, 22:49
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Last show listed at the moment is Cosby, one of my favourites, the routing and turn points are listed here. Open the maps and zoom in, you an guesstimate the Estimated times at each point from the main route timings.

Vulcan detailed routes for weekend online
Nutloose why not just delete your duplicate thread and add the link into this one.

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Old 26th Jun 2015, 23:09
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Where is the fun in that?....
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Due to fly at the Eastbourne air show Sat 15/7/15 What I'm really looking forward to is the Norwegian Mig15
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 15:09
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Woodford farewell

Amazing crowds near the Avro golf club to see the old girl go past. Moist eyed I must say as applause broke out as she headed off into the sky towards Congleton. Looked like she totally beat up Manchester Airport on the way to Woodford - classic Vulcan pull up and wing-over visible from where I was. Respect to Manchester ATC for fitting that into her schedule between Barton and Woodford.
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 15:30
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Manchester Flypast

1505 on schedule, down the active runway fairly high speed and terrific wingover to the left and on course for Woodford. Also very noise and engine friendly, I think they enjoyed themselves.
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 16:29
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Did two runs at East Mids interspersed with a couple of wing overs, have pics
Traffic was murder and people were everywhere.
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 17:10
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Saw her at Man .Magnificent.

Then wished I'd gone to Woodford because she seemed to stick around there a while longer.

I actually got a bit teary...Lot of pollen in the air
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 17:19
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Lots of pollen at Woodford as well Phil :-)
We got two fly pasts there but you got a much better Wing over at Manchester.
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saw her at Elvington.......magnificent.......but I wanted more! I suspect she was heavy given that Elvington was her first "port of call". Gonna miss her! sad to think that no amount of money could keep her flying after this season. many thanks to the crew!!!
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 17:27
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Didn't really expect the wingover from an aircraft of her mature years.

Life in her yet apparently
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 17:41
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My abiding memory of them in service . . . was the noise. I did the guided tour in the hangar at Goose, tiny inside.

Being asked if I want to see/hear it again is a bit like asking me if I wish to go and see a Mark 1 Ford Escort . . . nay, nay and thrice Nay.

Good luck to the guys, but I for one, won't be at all sorry when it's flown its last trip.

Adopting callsign 'Party Pooper' . . .
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 18:09
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And what is wrong with MK1 Ford Escorts ??
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 21:13
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Very impressive at East Mids. Took ten minutes off work to watch it.
Full circle - I can clearly remember them at the 60s airshows when Lightnings, Canberras and Hunters lit up the crowds as well.
That Vulcan intake howl sends shivers down the spine.

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Old 27th Jun 2015, 22:35
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Well me and my wife went to Newark in our Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9 V6 which is not quite a Mk 1 Escort as I sold my one last year,
The crowd was impressive and it was great the way Newark Air Museum directed the cars into the overspill car park field the poor bloke in the old RAFP uniform must have been roasting.
Lovely to see this beautiful aircraft doing a few passes and after the superb wing over it all went silent as she left us, quite emotional really.
I was glad to see the volunteer Newark museum marshallers had collection buckets on the way out and the one we passed had a large bundle of notes in his hand which we added our fiver to. cracking visit.
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 22:46
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OF to SOUTHEND tomorrow for 1 last look
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