Vulcan 270909 onboard and air to air

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We've just had a fantastic weekend with the Vulcan team for their final display of the season. Without the time to put together a video I've captured a few stills - bear in mind these are taken from video so won't be as sharp as some of the corkers we see on UKAR.

We had three in-cockpit cameras on board for the final flight, recording crew in and start up, the aircraft's various flypasts and display at Southport and landing back at Lyneham.

One overlooking Kev and Martin - Martin checking his watch just prior to departing Lyneham:
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'Gibbon cam' with a view forward from the visual bomb aimer's position. Gibbon has kept a corner relatively scratch free...

Take off:
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Over Southport:
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...and one down the back:
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On the route back south to Lyneham we'd lined up an air-to-air shoot with one of Ultimate High's Extra 300's - UH's MD Mark Greenfield Piloting:

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We spent a while getting all the video I wanted - Mark, Kev and Martin doing impeccable jobs keeping things steady.
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Despite a bright start to the day, cloud at 3000ft limited us throughout the shoot:
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During the brief at Lyneham Martin assured us they wouldn't be loaded for this one:
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(pretty dull under there - if only we'd been able to get above cloud, hmph)

Closer please... whoa, that'll do!
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The final view on my list was this 'power up' sequence - coals on, smoke on and away she goes... into the distance. The most striking thing here was the roar audible over the sound of the pretty noisy Extra as the Vulcan's power came on - I wasn't expecting the seat to start vibrating either!
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A real privilege and one that Mark and I thoroughly enjoyed. :smile:

I should do my marketing bit now! - These recordings were made for our Vulcan Effect DVD. Made in conjunction with the Vulcan group, half the profit of all sales of the programme goes to them.

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PS, if I get bugged enough I'll try and put together a trailer of all our 2009 Vulcan material this week... :wink:

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:yahoo: Fantastic. I was watching beside the runway with my camera when you guys were stood on the runway waiting to power up.
Nice to get a different view. Did you get any of 'us lot' taking pictures?

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Brilliant can't wait to see some footage of this, what a great vantage point that was :cool: :vulcan:
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That's gotta be a 'must have' DVD for all I think Iain. Wow. :clap:

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Yes please to the trailer but I can feel a Christmas present request coming on :smile:

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I think the onboard footage of a Vulcan flight is what a LOT of people have been waiting for! Hopefully 'Vulcan Interactive' will be just that and we'll be able to select the camera view we wish? :biggrin:

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:yahoo: :yahoo: :drool: Oh my, I want one!

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Great work ;)
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Nice shots there Ian and great work too cant wait for the DvD :vulcan:

Just wondering why are they using RAF Lyneham now and not Brize?

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Top stuff and looking forward to the trailer. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Great report . Jim
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Fantastic...can`t wait for the DVD

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Fantastic shots those, especially love the one right underneath the Vulcan!

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Spectacular!! Can't wait for the DVD :drool:

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Fantastic :biggrin:
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Its on the christmas list. :vulcan: :yahoo:
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Batman3 wrote::yahoo: Fantastic. I was watching beside the runway with my camera when you guys were stood on the runway waiting to power up.
Nice to get a different view. Did you get any of 'us lot' taking pictures?


Are we talking Lyneham or kemble? - There might be something on Gibbon-cam, I'll take a look!

If anyone got a shot of the Ultimate High bulldog leaving Lyneham earlier in the day I'd love see it :)

JAB wrote:Just wondering why are they using RAF Lyneham now and not Brize?

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I believe its down to hangar availability, but don't quote me :)

MicrolightDriver wrote:I think the onboard footage of a Vulcan flight is what a LOT of people have been waiting for! Hopefully 'Vulcan Interactive' will be just that and we'll be able to select the camera view we wish? :biggrin:


I know I've been waiting! We did record the final flight last year on board which is on our 'Vulcan Year' product.

The multi-multi angle DVD is on the cards, yes. Everything was shot HD so Blu-ray is an option here too.

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Iain PlanesTV wrote:
Are we talking Lyneham or kemble? - There might be something on Gibbon-cam, I'll take a look!

If anyone got a shot of the Ultimate High bulldog leaving Lyneham earlier in the day I'd love see it :)


Lyneham, and no-one will have a shot of the bulldog leaving Lyneham as it went against all other traffic patterns of that day and left on 36 instead of 06/24 :smile: jwarnerxh558 has a shot of it coming in though....
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Looks marvellous! :smile:

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WOW these are really fantastic photos......... :vulcan:

Well done..................

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:clap: Brilliant photo set!

How many others can say they flew underneath the Vulcan with Bomb doors open like that.... superb! :biggrin:
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Iain PlanesTV wrote:
Batman3 wrote:
JAB wrote:Just wondering why are they using RAF Lyneham now and not Brize?

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I believe its down to hangar availability, but don't quote me :)



Iain


Oh right I guess that could be easy then getting all the equipment into bruntingthorpe for 558 to return there when there might be a hanger at RAF Lyneham.

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Superb!!
I look forward to the finished item!! :rock:

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here is a shot of the bulldog comming in.
sorry about the poor quality this is the best i have as i was stood on unstable ground :clown:
was great to see the vulcan leave in the afternoon, sadly we didnt get the light that i did on this bulldog but it was a great experience

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Thanks for that Jonathan :smile:

- Yes shame about the light in the afternoon - that shot of the bulldog gives a good idea of how good the conditions were earlier in the day.

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