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Old 30 May 2009, 13:10   #11
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To answer Hightower's question.

Vulcan unlikeky to be seen in the UK again, as I understand it has been sold to an American multi-millionaire, who collects aircraft as play things.

A great pity as alot of people, myself included, sent money to get the thing flying again!
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This http://www.vulcantothesky.org/FlightOperations.asp is the Vulcan program for 2009. Bournemouth appears but has yet to be confirmed, oddly Silverstone is down and at first I thought it was for the British Grand Prix (F1) but its for the world aerobatics championship.

And to add insult to injury, Leuchars air show is a static display.
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I heard there is an exclusion zone around the pier, not sure how extensive it would be...
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I heard there is an exclusion zone around the pier, not sure how extensive it would be...
Its usually well publicised & I put the corners on the plotter so I can see where it is - its well policed also. Going back a few years you could get right under the aircraft , but with more boats it makes sense . One of the red arrows has clipped a mast in past ( a long time ago ) - so best avoided !
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There is also the new Boscombe Reef that's 225 metres out to sea - with 'challenging' waves...
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Grasshopper, I stand corrected thank you, I could never get enough of the sound and feel of those four Olympus engines
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I see that a powerboat hit the pier in last 24hrs and a boat that went to help also needed rescue, someone went to hospital. How did they not see the pier as it was great weather!!!!!!!!
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I see that a powerboat hit the pier in last 24hrs and a boat that went to help also needed rescue, someone went to hospital. How did they not see the pier as it was great weather!!!!!!!!
I'd suggest total stupidity- the ILB at Mudeford was out 5 times today ! J& judging by what I saw of people launching it was no surprise at all .

I sat & watched all day - the evening tides look good this week as does the weather. I've dusted off the wakeboard - just need to learn how to use it !
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Grasshopper, I stand corrected thank you, I could never get enough of the sound and feel of those four Olympus engines
You may well be right, you never know what is going on in the background. I know it came very close to folding last year. They may have got some help from our American cousins.

I remember watching a survival scramble (at the end of a NATO exercise) at RAF Waddington, when about eight Vulcan’s took off one after another the earth literally shook.
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