Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby Ben Montgomery on Sat 07 May 2016, 12:21 pm

Back in October last year I had the chance to join the Aviation PhotoCrew for one of the last air to air sorties with XH558. We flew out of Duxford, met the Vulcan after it's final airshow display at Shuttleworth and then dragged in back past Newmarket and Cambridge.

Less talking, more pictures for this one I think - they're larger on the Flickr page if you want to see that.

I'm not going to forget this for a long time!

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

Hope you enjoyed!

Ben
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby alans895 on Sat 07 May 2016, 12:36 pm

Awesome photographs! Thanks Ben.
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby Burleysway on Sat 07 May 2016, 1:34 pm

Stunning..... :clap:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby Private Custard on Sat 07 May 2016, 3:03 pm

One of the finest sets of air-to-air images I've ever seen! :clap:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby PeterR on Sat 07 May 2016, 3:08 pm

Beautiful! :clap:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby boff180 on Sat 07 May 2016, 4:13 pm

Simply the best Vulcan image set I have seen.

Well done Ben!
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby reheat module on Sat 07 May 2016, 4:27 pm

Lovely crisp, clear images.
Strange perspective on No5; she looks a little bendy longitudinally
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby helired3 on Sat 07 May 2016, 4:59 pm

o my god stunning :clap: :clap:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby McG on Sat 07 May 2016, 5:01 pm

Great set Ben,

You must be well chuffed with those.

Mark
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby Tonka 617 on Sat 07 May 2016, 5:35 pm

Wow! Absolutely stunning! :love:

Brilliant set :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Sat 07 May 2016, 5:44 pm

Can't argue with those. :clap:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby Russ on Tue 10 May 2016, 11:59 am

Amazing! :clap: :cool:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby zigzag on Tue 10 May 2016, 2:10 pm

Simply stunning, I'm sure it wasnt cheap but it looks well worth it if you can afford it
If you like these pics there are more utterly brilliant shots at https://www.flickr.com/photos/131094099@N08/albums
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby CJS on Tue 10 May 2016, 2:32 pm

Wowzers trousers :win: :worship:

I thought the same about number 5, it's like she's turning to smile for the camera.

Number 10 might be my favourite 558 shot ever. Wonderful stuff :up:
"Forewarned is forearmed"
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby timuss on Tue 10 May 2016, 3:09 pm

Stunners the lot of them :drool: :cool: :clap:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby Skyflash on Tue 10 May 2016, 4:05 pm

Absolutely wonderful set.

They are all stunning, but #9 is almost freakishly perfect, like it's a very high-resolution painting or something.

Magical stuff. :clap:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby ianf on Tue 10 May 2016, 4:19 pm

Pure class Ben! Your one lucky person to get such stunning shots. I like them all but shot 7 with the gear down is something different, normally I'm not a fan of B/W for jets but yours work perfectly. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby richyrara on Tue 10 May 2016, 6:09 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Mint. You must be chuffed to fcukery with those.
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby Downes0106 on Thu 12 May 2016, 7:18 pm

Simply superb! You lucky man. :clap:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby kph100 on Fri 13 May 2016, 9:50 am

Wow, amazing shots.

Going to sell any ?
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby Airwolfhound on Fri 13 May 2016, 11:48 am

Never bettered, 13 and 17 are fabulous :clap: :clap:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Fri 13 May 2016, 6:27 pm

What an absolutely outstanding set. Truly brilliant - congrats! :clap: :clap: :clap:
its time to kick the tyres and light the fires
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby richyrara on Sat 14 May 2016, 9:25 pm

No. 5 has to be one of the bestest Vulcan pics ever taken :cool:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Postby aknott68 on Sun 15 May 2016, 8:37 pm

I couldn't agree more that these are excellent images of a sadly missed friend - out of interest, what focal length was being used for these photos?
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