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Old 09 September 2012, 18:34   #11
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i was on a roof in clitheroe today
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Old 09 September 2012, 18:43   #12
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I thought it couldn't get a flying certificate because the airframe had exceeded it's safe limit. Saw it at Leuchars Airshow a few years back it ran down the runway then throttled back. What a noise from the engines. Nice to see one airborne (thankfully not performing the duty it was built for ).
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Old 09 September 2012, 22:05   #13
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my dad was the chief bomb loader on ascension island for operation black buck. the vulcans used to fly over my house nr lincoln every day. and we could hear them taking off from waddington 5 miles away!awesome machine
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because my boat is out of action at the moment so decided to make some money to pay for it!
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because my boat is out of action at the moment so decided to make some money to pay for it!
Well if your a roofer that makes sense!!! Otherwise its a bit random!

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a vulcan used to do a touch and go at the American base at (when it was an airbase) at R.A.F. Upper Heyford , that was to keep it officialy and R.A.F. base. When the brit goverment decided to scrap the Vulan fleet the Americans wanted to buy them our goverment wouldnt sell them they just scrapped them instead.The concord did a touch and go there one Saturday afternoon when I was working, they all complained about the noise I just told then to "shut up its a British noise"
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Saw The Vulcan at CarFest North yesterday - completely stunning display.

As my 5 year old daughter said "daddy I can feel that plane in my tummy"

20,000 people applauded at the end of the display
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Only seen one at air shows as I wasn't here when Black Buck came over but it's the sound of freedom to us and I love the old tin triangle, it's only a shame they weren't allowed to turn right half way down and finish the job. An empty Vulcan doing an unrestricted climb from take off is a pretty impressive sight, only fighters are supposed to do that!
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as I said earlier when the Vulcan did its obligatory touch and go even the American service people applauded with us brits.
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I seem to recall Vulcans doing quite well in Red Flag exercises against/with the Americans.

For lots of reasons, we couldn't build anything similar now.
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