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    Vulcan Bomber will fly in 2009 (With a little bit of help from us) £1M almost!!!

    To all who missed out on the Vulcan effect last year. Get your wonga out and please pledge before it's to late. She's now in with a real chance of getting into the air once more. As previous member said, any amount will help boost the fund. Last time I looked it was on £982,924. @ 21:35 pm Friday. vulcantothesky.org/def…asp

    Already bookings for 20 or so airshows for 2009 season. So we'll all be in with a chance of seeing her.

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    good stuff!!

    Any idea where you can get a list of places it will be appearing?

    Original Poster

    [SIZE="3"]Yes sure, If you visit the vulcan to the sky web site all the info is there and right up to the minute on the current fund raising total. It's looking good for her.
    vulcantothesky.org/Fli…asp


    [SIZE="2"]VTST Provisional 2009 Airshow Plan
    Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - VTTS

    Where two dates are given, XH558 may display on one or both days[/SIZE].

    Date Event
    17 May Duxford Spring Show
    24 May 25 May Southend / East Kirkby
    14 Jun Cosford
    19 Jun 21 Jun Paris?
    27 Jun 28 Jun Biggin Hill
    04 Jul 05 Jul Waddington
    11 Jul Yeovilton
    18 Jul 19 Jul Fairford - RIAT
    23 Jul 24 Jul Lowestoft
    25 Jul 26 Jul Sunderland / East Fortune
    07 Aug Cowes
    22 Aug 23 Aug Bournemouth / Shoreham
    27 Aug 28 Aug Clacton
    30 Aug Dunsfold
    10 Sep Jersey / Guernsey
    12 Sep Leuchars
    20 Sep Goodwood Revival
    26 Sep 27 Sep
    Southport / Woodford[/SIZE]

    nice one, will probably try and head up to Sunderland in July

    Original Poster

    [SIZE="2"]I would also love to see the SR-71 fly again, crazy to think she's an old lady of 44 now. I saw her at RAF Fairford back in 1989. Still has to be the greatest show of all time for me. Followed close behind by the Vulcan at Farnborough last year. Hopefully also showing at Faiford this year....Fingers crossed.[/SIZE]

    http://www.browni.com/photography/albums/userpics/WA5.jpg

    :thumbsup:

    Be nice to see it again...

    Original Poster

    [SIZE="2"]I would like to think so, she looks in good shape. Except I do seem to remember reading somewhere a few years ago there was talk in the U.S of using one or some for further research purposes.[/SIZE]

    Original Poster

    All I remember is the sound and actually feeling the heat from those huge burners. It was almost eerie and a sort of dangerous feeling because it was so different to anything else we saw on the day.

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    Browni;4562167

    :thumbsup:[SIZE="3"]Be nice to see it again...



    I'm sure we will, we're approaching the £1M, people get pledging NOW. Then pick a date to see her.

    VTST Provisional 2009 Airshow Plan
    Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - VTTS

    Where two dates are given, XH558 may display on one or both days.

    Date Event
    17 May Duxford Spring Show
    24 May 25 May Southend / East Kirkby
    14 Jun Cosford
    19 Jun 21 Jun Paris?
    27 Jun 28 Jun Biggin Hill
    04 Jul 05 Jul Waddington
    11 Jul Yeovilton
    18 Jul 19 Jul Fairford - RIAT
    23 Jul 24 Jul Lowestoft
    25 Jul 26 Jul Sunderland / East Fortune
    07 Aug Cowes
    22 Aug 23 Aug Bournemouth / Shoreham
    27 Aug 28 Aug Clacton
    30 Aug Dunsfold
    10 Sep Jersey / Guernsey
    12 Sep Leuchars
    20 Sep Goodwood Revival
    26 Sep 27 Sep
    Southport / Woodford[/SIZE]

    Banned

    My man saw it yesterday, it is parked at Woodford.

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    DLM;4562963

    My man saw it yesterday, it is parked at Woodford.



    Sorry to say that's another Vulcan (XM603) and sadly already on the way out. XH558 is currently sleeping in her hanger at Bruntingthorpe. Last I heard, the Woodford Vulcan is going to be used for the all important spares for XH558. That's if all goes well during the next 18 hours of fund raising. Still good to see, and even better in the air where she belongs.

    Do they accept paypal?

    Banned

    Bash Brannigan;4563025

    Sorry to say that's another Vulcan. She's already on the way out. XH558 … Sorry to say that's another Vulcan. She's already on the way out. XH558 is currently sleeping in her hanger at Bruntingthorpe. Last I heard, the Woodford Vulcan is going to be used for the all important spares for XH558 if all goes well during the next 18 hours of fund raising. Still good to see, and even better in the air where she belongs.



    Oh right, he told me it was the one.

    Oh well, he had a good look.

    Original Poster

    [SIZE="3"]I don't think they take Paypal, best thing to do is click on my link and then click on the donate 'your Vulcan needs you' top left.
    Select either once only pledge or a monthly pledge. Remember this is an Honesty pledge at this point. If and when the £1M is reached the trust will then I'm sure set up various ways we can pay our dues. Cheers to you.

    vulcantothesky.org/def…asp[/SIZE]

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    [SIZE="3"]

    DLM;4563032

    Oh right, he told me it was the one.Oh well, he had a good look.


    No worries, the main thing is he mentioned it and it gets people thinking, can only help. Here we are talking about an important piece of our aviation history on what I'm sure will be a very very historic day. Cheers.[/SIZE]

    RAF bombing run on London using Avro Vulcan

    youtube.com/wat…OKc

    Kick ass. If anyone can find a real bombing run with a Avro Vulcan, PM me.

    Meh they only used blue Steel nuclear missiles, they didn't go with the AGM-48 Skybolts.

    designation-systems.net/dus…tml

    Kiss ass.

    You could buy them a Trimming Switch for only £38 quid on fleabay

    Wasnt they begging for loads of money last year , will it be the same next year and the year after ?

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    deanos;4569479

    Wasnt they begging for loads of money last year , will it be the same … Wasnt they begging for loads of money last year , will it be the same next year and the year after ?


    Yep they sure were. Well worth it though, she'll create a lot of interest and enjoyment for people who see her this year. Just a tad more interesting than watching the begging bankers on the telly every night. That is how you spell bankers isn't it?

    I'm sure there are more worthy causes than a plane, but then i used to see the Vulcan every day when i was a kid anyway so seen my fair share
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