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Vulcan final flight live on you tube now

Old 28th Oct 2015, 15:31
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Vulcan final flight live on you tube now

they're just completing the preflight from the look of it.

https://youtu.be/DcKqkq27ffk
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 15:35
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...chocks away
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 15:47
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ready for Take-off.
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Done and dusted and now for the CAA enquiries into the Barrel roll over Grantham

Did Vulcan do banned trick over Grantham? - Grantham Journal


Vulcan Last Flight? - Page 16
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Jet aeros are a long way back for me, but just what is defined as "high energy" - ISTR that slow roll is +1 to -1 to +1, and a barrel roll is +1 all the way round - so why is there a problem?
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TBH I thought the wingover I saw at MAN a few months ago was a bit gamey.
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Wander, indeed, and thinking on, low energy manoeuvres can be just as problematical. We used to do a high AOB circuit at about 200 feet and 155 kts IIRC.
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Because it's defined as aerobatics, where as a wing over isn't Wanderer, and I think it's not allowed at the moment post Shoreham. I wonder if it is cleared for them as I cannot remember it ever doing one post RAF



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Just because it Wednesday evening, it is now dark and I am bored, was the prohibition "aerobatics" or "high energy manoeuvres", or did the CAA mix its terminology

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Wander,

Do you have a different calendar in France? Its Wednesday in the UK.

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Old 28th Oct 2015, 18:54
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The CAA has announced the following:

• As a precaution, on Saturday 22 August we took steps to ensure no further flights were made by Hawker Hunter aircraft - this temporary restriction remains in place.

• Flying displays over land by vintage jet aircraft will be significantly restricted until further notice. They will be limited to flypasts, which means ‘high energy’ aerobatics will not be permitted. This only affects aircraft on the civil register, and not existing military types.

• The CAA will conduct additional risk assessments on all forthcoming civil air displays to establish if additional measures should be introduced.

• We commenced a full review of civil air display safety yesterday and held an initial meeting this morning.

The safety standards that must be met by all major civil air displays in the UK are among the very highest in the world and are regularly reviewed. All air display arrangements, including the pilots and aircraft, must meet rigorous safety requirements. Individual display pilots are only granted approval following a thorough test of their abilities.

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Even if a barrel roll was performed, the CAA Restriction states:

Flying displays over land by vintage jet aircraft will be significantly restricted until further notice. They will be limited to flypasts, which means ‘high energy’ aerobatics will not be permitted. This only affects aircraft on the civil register, and not existing military types
Since the aircraft was NOT performing a Flying Display this restriction is not relevant.
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And define high energy.
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If Tex Johnston could barrel roll a Boeing 707 at 1G it must be "low energy" and OK for a military bomber aircraft to perform?

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define high energy
Albert Einstein: 1859 - 1955
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I thought today's flight was disappointing and rather pointless. The crowd control issue seems to have ended up in a farce, with a supposedly special "final flight" on a rainy Wednesday with few people in attendance to witness it.


I really do hope XH558 does have the "exciting future" the Twitter message I got from VTTS claims, but I wish today's hop had been to Bruntingthorpe where she could have formed the flagship of a live cold war jet collection, rather than another sole Vulcan at a regional airport with a 10 minute taxi run once or twice a year if the fuel can be afforded.
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Old 28th Oct 2015, 23:20
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I think it was done quietly to avoid swarms of people descending on Finningley.

Shame she didn't go to Elvington or similar. I'm sure she'll make a great exhibit but it would have been great to see her in context with the other airframes there.
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There was apparently a video of the 'roll' posted the day after on youtube, but taken down equally quickly
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Old 29th Oct 2015, 00:44
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I feel very privileged to have watched this historic occasion. Sad to see her go.
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Old 29th Oct 2015, 11:00
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Originally Posted by Davef68
There was apparently a video of the 'roll' posted the day after on youtube, but taken down equally quickly
I saw it before it was taken down, and it wasn't a video....it was a animated sequence from a burst-shot of stills - taken from a distance, and therefore far from conclusive to what it was........given that it could easily have been a photoshop job?
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