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Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 5:23 pm

Nice copyright logo. :whistle:
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Postby TheDuck on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 5:23 pm

When she works, she really is an amazingly pretty aircraft. Heres to more successful year for the Vulcan. Great pictures as well. :clap:
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Postby MikeB on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 5:25 pm

Good thread choice Dan :). I've only got two shots...

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Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 5:26 pm

Particularly keen on the shot of the nose with the gradient. Cracking bit of editing there - works a treat... :whistle:
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Postby Wes_Howes on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 5:36 pm

Three from me, all from Cosford. 17 years almost to the day since I last saw her in the air, almost brought a tear to the eye

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Postby DeanW on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 5:38 pm

Two from last Thursday..

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Postby MarkL on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 5:41 pm

Hi !

From Mildenhall '91, the first time I witnessed her display. Sorry for the quality.

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Postby timuss on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 7:49 pm

All mine from Farnborough last year, the first time i had ever seen a Vulcan in the flesh.

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Postby SamP on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 8:20 pm

Still havent seen her fly! 2 Waddo's & only a fast taxi & we all know what happend at RIAT last year & by the looks of things, I still wont get to see her fly this year ether :sad: :sad:

Heres the fast taxi, pretty impressive in its self
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& some close up from this year
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Postby keithnewsome on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 8:45 pm

Wet Wet Wet at Bruntingthorpe, May 08.

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Postby Flyingmonster on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 9:11 pm

Hey all
Few from me...

558 with 607
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Fast Taxi run - Waddington Last Year
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Southport Last Year
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Cosford 09
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Postby Skyflash on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 10:32 pm

I arrived at Waddo last year at about 4pm on the Thurs, having driven straight down from Edinburgh. I'd driven around the base a few times and had the radio tuned to the show's own station, and eventually, after a seemingly interminable wait, word came through that XH558 was on her way. I didn't want to pay to get in to the P&V at that time of the day (hardly worth it), so I dumped the car in a lay-by on the far side of the base and from there walked down a country lane until I was standing at the perimeter fence. I was the only human being around. 558 turned up a few minutes later, and I was treated to my own private display - made all the sweeter by the fact that she did it 3 times and was turning directly above my head! It was the first time I'd seen her since Leuchars 1992, and as I was shooting away I became aware of a strange sound... it was me, cackling away to myself like some sort of crazed loon!

Probably just as well there was no-one else around... :oops: :grin:

Anyway, here was the cause of my demented laughter:

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The only other show I've caught her at so far was Leuchars last year, when of course she didn't fly on the show day itself. Nonetheless she did give a very spirited display before landing and taxiing in on the Friday:

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Not quite the Reds/558 formation the organisers had in mind - let's hope for better luck this year:

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(Don't let the) sun set on the Vulcan:

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:smile: :vulcan:
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Postby MikeB on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 11:03 pm

Skyflash, that first shot is a beauty! :clap:
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Postby Russ on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 11:18 pm

The only one's I have to hand, all from Cosford this year...

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Postby Skyflash on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 11:34 pm

Last one is glorious Russ - like she's lit from underneath. Stunning. :clap:
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Postby PeterR on Wed 08 Jul 2009, 7:05 am

A couple of mine from Cosford! :smile:

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Postby st24 on Wed 08 Jul 2009, 10:19 am

Mildenhalll '92

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Wroughton '92

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Kemble 09
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Postby Gareth Horne on Wed 08 Jul 2009, 10:46 am

Scampton 1991

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Finningley 1989

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Bruntingthorpe 1993

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Waddington 2008

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Postby Feel Heel on Wed 08 Jul 2009, 2:36 pm

Some great shots of 558, I have only been out on 3 occasions in the past year, all at Waddington and with the Delta Lady in the air. Last years practice on the Thursday was something else though, I'm sure will never be repeated again! Anyway......

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Postby Koen L on Wed 08 Jul 2009, 2:39 pm

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And a try at something arty:
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Postby MikeH on Wed 08 Jul 2009, 6:01 pm

A few across the years:-

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(It's the one at the back)

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Farnborough '08

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Waddington '08

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Postby hairrig on Wed 08 Jul 2009, 7:08 pm

Waddington 08

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Volkel 09

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Postby RobS on Wed 08 Jul 2009, 10:14 pm

Wow, fantastic photos. I will add only one, taken at Volkel:

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Postby PhilW on Wed 08 Jul 2009, 10:33 pm

Cloud blur at Biggin 2009:

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Tarmac blur Biggin 1992:

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Rubbish photo quality, but I think it conveys a bit of what a Vulcan display was about; Great Warbirds, Wroughton, also 1992:

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