The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby boff180 on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 7:10 pm

Hi guys,

I was lucky enough to have some spare time this afternoon and walked down to Sheldon Country Park to catch the Vulcan Flypast at Birmingham Airport. Whilst at the same time my parents and neighbours took Tea on the front garden to watch the flypast! (We live two roads away and parallel to the runway, cracking spot for a spotter to live!)

She caught me off guard, I expected her to turn sharp from the Coventry approach into the Birmingham approach (they cross perpendicular to each other) but she came from the East at an angle to BHX's runway.

A lovely slow flypast, ended with a low exaggerated wing waggle! And I do mean exaggerated!

Anyway here are a few shots from the afternoon, the sun went in at the wrong moment as per usual!

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Avro Vulcan - XH558 - G-VLCN by evansaviography, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan - XH558 - G-VLCN by evansaviography, on Flickr

That wing waggle...
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Avro Vulcan - XH558 - G-VLCN by evansaviography, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan - XH558 - G-VLCN by evansaviography, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan - XH558 - G-VLCN by evansaviography, on Flickr

Hope you enjoyed these shots, it was certainly an enjoyable hour!

Andy
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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby james908 on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 7:19 pm

Love the pictures, isn't the civil regestration G-VLCN?
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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby boff180 on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 7:27 pm

Oops yes it is! G-VULC is 655!

I'll change it.

Andy
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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby DamienB on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 7:37 pm

Like the runway/people shot. Last time I stood in that field it was for Concorde...
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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby viv on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 7:55 pm

Brilliant pics - it really was a good waggle (I was other end at the top of the car park).
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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby JBartlett on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 8:11 pm

Great pictures there :clap: though I never known a runway to look so bumpy in the UK.

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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby stillcrazy1 on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 8:32 pm

Have you ever been into Boscombe Down? I've done it a few times, and it's like a roller-coaster!
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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby JBartlett on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 10:14 pm

stillcrazy1 wrote:Have you ever been into Boscombe Down? I've done it a few times, and it's like a roller-coaster!


No I have not been into Boscombe Down though I have been into Jersey that seemed a little bumpy.

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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby Thumper on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 3:19 pm

Great photo's, love the 4th with the light underneath. Cranfield has a roller coaster runway which always provides some 'excitement' when spotting there.
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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby Thumper on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 3:20 pm

Great photo's, love the 4th with the light underneath. Cranfield has a roller coaster runway which always provides some 'excitement' when spotting there.
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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby ALAN L on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 4:23 pm

Great pictures Andy,looks like you were just to the left of us.

Pity my memory card filled up just before the wingwaggle ! :wall:

But it was great to see and experience it,right overhead !
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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby boff180 on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 5:10 pm

Thanks for the comments guys, certainly made the weekend :-D
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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby flygirl on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 6:04 pm

Nice shots.
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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby Spiny Norman on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 6:58 pm

That second shot is excellent, really captures a moment.
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Re: The God of Fire visits Birmingham!

Postby riatfuels on Mon 08 Oct 2012, 12:43 am

Great shots from the local .... thanls for sharing !
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