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Vulcans farewell flights this weekend, route is on line.

Old 8th Oct 2015, 11:02
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Vulcans farewell flights this weekend, route is on line. Times on map now

They are on line, routes are up, but times not showing yet, there is a free phone app "XH558" that will also give you times and updates during the flight, both and details including route maps here.


Vulcan To The Sky - Latest on National Tour

About the last ever chance to see it fly, it has one, possible two flights after that and then it's done.

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Old 8th Oct 2015, 11:13
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Sage advice indeed! And not just for those rubbernecking at Robindoncastermaidmarianfinningleyhood International either!

Are we reliant on kiddyphone 'apps' and [email protected], or will the VTTS website actually have some ETAs for once?

I'm due to have my own personal flypast, according to the map for Sunday!
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Old 8th Oct 2015, 11:18
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They normally post up the times closer to the day, the last tour had a full timed itinerary.

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Withers has already proved that he couldn't hit a cow's ar$e with a banjo - or rather, a runway with 21 x 1000 lb bombs, so no worries!

PS - only joking, Martin! And I know that you can always blame the Nav Rad for missing, we always did!
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Coffman Towers is ideally located on high ground to observe the most Southerly (Lat) waypoint plotted for Sunday. Just need the Met people to sort the Wx ...
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Look like they are planing 2 attempts on the Palace of JTO, so reasonably confident they will make it by the 2nd attempt.

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Old 8th Oct 2015, 12:56
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Hopefully I will get to see her over Newcastle before I head off to the Rugby at St James Park.
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Coffman Towers is ideally located on high ground to observe the most Southerly (Lat) waypoint plotted for Sunday. Just need the Met people to sort the Wx

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Old 8th Oct 2015, 13:23
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Thanks Langley

The thing is (but don't tell him), BEagle almost got the most Southerly WP spot on when he mocked up this pic during a bit of good spirited Banter back in April 2013 ... He clearly has mystical talents



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Old 8th Oct 2015, 14:02
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Coff, that would do it for me.

We saw the Vulcan last weekend but as BEagle suggested, their navigation was off and they were half a mile out. Their Spitfire escort should have nudged them over a bit. Still the Lancaster s were spot on last year even if one almost collected our neighbours TV aerial
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I suppose it was a bit much to expect The Channel Islands to be included.
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Would have thought a Luftwaffe flypast might be more appropriate for the Channel Islands....😀
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I see Eshott is actually listed on the route. I'm usually up there doing circuits at the weekend, I'll probably head up that way to see it although not flying myself this weekend sadly. I hope she gives the farmers something to think about, they love to complain about the noise.
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Could they not have extended the East Fortune/Dalkeith/Carlisle leg by a couple of minutes to take in Edinburgh? In all the time the Vulcan has been back in the air I've never seen it, since East Fortune isn't the easiest place to get to.
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Wub ask them, such a large metropolis it does seem odd it's not getting a visit, the website says

Please be aware that due to various permissions and agreements, the routes vary from those originally published over 10 days ago. We have also listened to public opinion to arrive at what we believe will be the best possible solution in light of all the restrictions placed upon us in operating XH558.

Although flight paths may vary once announced and XH558 is airborne, the turning points we reveal will be our intended destinations given favourable weather conditions.
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I know I have cribbed about the Vulcan and its effect on the aircraft preservation movement as a whole, but this weekend we are with MiniW in Kendal - we shall probably find somewhere where we can see it fly down Lake Windemere, with misty eyes like everyone else. Even SWMBO (and who does not like watching aeroplanes) is coming too
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Excuse the intrusion and thread drift but - re the plea from wub about extending from East Fortune to Dalkeith to Edinburgh - it seems a pity also to miss Glasgow. And a circle over the Forth Bridges would be great PR. Is fuel a big issue on this occasion?

Having lived abroad, my first-ever sighting of a Vulcan was from above, as one slid north-westwards across Fife in 1966/7. I was flying at about 2000 ft...
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Old 8th Oct 2015, 21:07
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Thanks Nutloose, I'll drop them a request and keep my fingers crossed.
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Pity they didn't include the location of design and construction of the Lancaster, Shackleton and Vulcan at Greengate, Chadderton.
Yes final assembly was at Woodford but that was not the birthplace.
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Gutted that she won't fly over Norwich this weekend! or anywhere in Norfolk for that matter.......
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