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Taylortony
02-18-2007, 12:25 PM
Thought I would never see her cranked over or hear that mighty moan again as she comes on Cam

It lives only miles from me so I will be there God willing to see her take to the air again, for those that dont know what they are missing click on the link below and crank up the sound........ Priceless

http://youtube.com/watch_fullscreen?video_id=cc5h_B-jrX...itle=Vulcan%20Bomber (http://youtube.com/watch_fullscreen?video_id=cc5h_B-jrXM&l=168&t=OEgsToPDskKsZyUXWbMqQ0VB9sHZFScv&fs=1&title=Vulcan%20Bomber)

Bo_Nidle
02-18-2007, 12:42 PM
It will be fantastic to see her back in the air again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

There are few aircraft quite as impressive. How I've missed the sounds of car alarms going off during the power climb. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I was at RAF Waddington from 1980 to 1983. There are few things more impressive than watching every 4 Squadrons (101, 50, 44 and 9) carrying out a mass scramble at the end of an exercise. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Of course it was also nice to see as it meant "EndEx" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Jaws2002
02-18-2007, 12:42 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

ploughman
02-18-2007, 12:48 PM
When she gets back up there won't be an airshow on the planet that won't want her shredding their air. Awesome.

Monty_Thrud
02-18-2007, 01:43 PM
Holy Batman $hit!!...groovy...anything that makes children scream in agony with the sound of those engines gets my vote... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


...i doubt she'll fly in Blighty again, has the fuel consumption of the Shuttle... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Jagdgeschwader2
02-18-2007, 01:52 PM
Freaking awesome!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif A bit unnerving to see them flying so slowly that close to the ground. Although I have no doubts in the pilot's ability.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

flox
02-18-2007, 03:02 PM
That was an impressive climb-out.

horseback
02-18-2007, 03:25 PM
I lived at RAF Shepherd's Grove in the early 1960s, when I was 9 and 10 years old, and there was a Vulcan base near somewhere to the north (it may have been Honington--but don't hold me to that). I can remember more than a few late summer days punctuated by a Vulcan's climbout overhead. It was always worth stopping what you were doing to track its climb off to the southeast, usually saying "Cooool." (this was before "aaahhwwwwesooooome" gained popularity).

At that time of year, all us Yank AF dependents would be playing baseball, and now the Vulcan and baseball are strongly linked for me...the game stopped as ten or fifteen boys stop their pickup game and watch the massive delta winged beast go by.

Fortunately, that was before car alarms, but it would definitely set off every dog and baby in the area...

cheers

horseback

Bo_Nidle
02-18-2007, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by horseback:
I lived at RAF Shepherd's Grove in the early 1960s, when I was 9 and 10 years old, and there was a Vulcan base near somewhere to the north (it may have been Honington--but don't hold me to that).

Where was RAF Shepherds Grove? I have never heard of it before!

The Vulcans were at Waddington and Scampton in Lincolnshire with an OCU at Finningley in Nottinghamshire in the early to late 1960's. (They were never at Honington-I served there too).

I'm wondering if it was one of the "wartime" dispersal airfields that was near you. I spent a few days now and again at Bedford RAE getting wet cold and miserable on excercises. Thats when all the Vulcan has to be is a big roof over your head.("2 man principle" be damned).

ARCHIE_CALVERT
02-18-2007, 04:34 PM
I don't know if I dreamed this, but did a couple of Vulcans take a trip down through the Grand Canyon?

Now that would be a sight to see!

MB_Avro_UK
02-18-2007, 04:46 PM
Hi all,

Anyone remember the Vulcan that flew to the south Atlantic during the Falklands war in 1982 and bombed Port Stanley airfield?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Taylortony
02-18-2007, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Hi all,

Anyone remember the Vulcan that flew to the south Atlantic during the Falklands war in 1982 and bombed Port Stanley airfield?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.


That is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Spooooooky your reply to this was your post number 558 the one and the same serial number of the Vulcan soon to be amongst us again........


Do this in a B52 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xntzPg5x7m0&mode=related&search=

ploughman
02-19-2007, 05:49 AM
Hmmm...I see with a fair wind she'll be at RIAT 2007.

I just don't understand how a plane that size can suddenly stand on its arse and head for Neptune. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

p1ngu666
02-19-2007, 06:52 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Hmmm...I see with a fair wind she'll be at RIAT 2007.

I just don't understand how a plane that size can suddenly stand on its arse and head for Neptune. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

having power similer to god helps http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://youtube.com/watch?v=UMALgzckM9k < another example http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

PFflyer
02-19-2007, 07:06 AM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
Thought I would never see her cranked over or hear that mighty moan again as she comes on Cam
http://youtube.com/watch_fullscreen?video_id=cc5h_B-jrX...itle=Vulcan%20Bomber (http://youtube.com/watch_fullscreen?video_id=cc5h_B-jrXM&l=168&t=OEgsToPDskKsZyUXWbMqQ0VB9sHZFScv&fs=1&title=Vulcan%20Bomber)

What do you mean "comes on Cam"? Since you capitalized the word "Cam" does that mean it is a person's name, or a town? Jet engines don't have camshafts, so I know you are not talking about that.....

horseback
02-19-2007, 09:08 AM
Originally posted by Bo_Nidle:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by horseback:
I lived at RAF Shepherd's Grove in the early 1960s, when I was 9 and 10 years old, and there was a Vulcan base near somewhere to the north (it may have been Honington--but don't hold me to that).

Where was RAF Shepherds Grove? I have never heard of it before!
QUOTE]Shepherd's Grove is(was) right next (1 mile east) to the village of Stanton, on the road between Ixworth and Diss, if I remember correctly. Honington was to the west-northwest, and Mildenhall, Lakenheath, and Bury St Edmunds were about 20 miles further west. Bear in mind that I was ten at the time, so that sort of thing wasn't high on my list of priorities.

Shepherd's Grove had been an F-84 base for a short period in the early fifties, but they moved the 20th TFW to Wethersfield shortly thereafter, and the base was largely shut down, except for the American style housing, the elementary school, and community center, with its baseball fields and basketball courts. It was a marvelous place for a boy of ten.

As to the Vulcans, it was always late summer that we saw them and they were far too low and pointed in the wrong direction to be taking off from Mildenhall or Lakenheath. Honington was the nearest RAF facility, and I believe its runway was oriented towards us.

cheers

horseback

ploughman
02-19-2007, 09:25 AM
RAF Shepherd's Grove (http://www.century20war.co.uk/page19.html)

DarkWingDuck...
02-19-2007, 01:29 PM
Its one of those things, like love, but on a deeper level

Bo_Nidle
02-19-2007, 04:37 PM
Re: Horsebacks posts:

I wonder if they could have been at RAF Marham on deployment? It was a Valiant and then a Victor base. I'm intrigued.


Bit of personal history in relation to the Vulcan: Part of my task as an RAF POliceman was to travel around the base at the end of operations, when all the "techies" were tucked up in beddy-byes, and check that they had locked the Vulcans for the night. To do this you had to jump up and grab the handle on the entry/escape hatch and pull it. Often it would be insecure and you'd have to call out the Duty Tech to come and lock it. In the meantime we would climb in and relive the Dambusters. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

Why should Britain tremble!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

The Vulcan used in the Black Buck operation is still at RAF Waddington. It has two AGM45 Shrike markings to show its mission tally. http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/thumb/a/a3/250px-VulcanblackbuckefJM.jpg

RasMichael
02-20-2007, 04:10 AM
One day, when I was a wee lad back in Denmark, during a NATO exercise I heard this thundering
noise, and ran outside to look.

And behold, an endless stream of Vulcans passed right over our house.

They were pretty low, and I waved and to this day I have that picture in my head. I could swear that
one of the guys waved back.

This must have been around 1973-76, on the Island of Fyn.

bazzaah2
02-20-2007, 04:40 AM
think there's one, albeit in a state of neglect, at Southend airport still.

Taylortony
02-20-2007, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by PFflyer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
Thought I would never see her cranked over or hear that mighty moan again as she comes on Cam
http://youtube.com/watch_fullscreen?video_id=cc5h_B-jrX...itle=Vulcan%20Bomber (http://youtube.com/watch_fullscreen?video_id=cc5h_B-jrXM&l=168&t=OEgsToPDskKsZyUXWbMqQ0VB9sHZFScv&fs=1&title=Vulcan%20Bomber)

What do you mean "comes on Cam"? Since you capitalized the word "Cam" does that mean it is a person's name, or a town? Jet engines don't have camshafts, so I know you are not talking about that..... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


When a piston engine "comes on cam" (as in Camshaft) or in other words everything comes together power wise, the sound the feeling and oooohhhh baby the thrust, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif it produces that sweet note that makes men go wobbly at the knees.........
we in the RAF transposed that sweet sounding note over to the moan of a meteor on full power, the howl of a VC10 as it goes through 85% and the Intake resonance moan of a vulcan pouring on the coals.......... it is a figurative description of the sweet sound of an early generation Gas Turbine singing to you..........

MB_Avro_UK
02-20-2007, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Hi all,

Anyone remember the Vulcan that flew to the south Atlantic during the Falklands war in 1982 and bombed Port Stanley airfield?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.


That is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Spooooooky your reply to this was your post number 558 the one and the same serial number of the Vulcan soon to be amongst us again........


Do this in a B52 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xntzPg5x7m0&mode=related&search= </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi Taylortony,

My post count 558 at that time is a little spooky...

It would be easy for me to say that I had contrived the situation http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

But it's one of those crazy chances of fate...

Many years ago as an Air Cadet I had the luck to sit in a Vulcan cockpit and chat with the crew. (Maybe it was 558?).

Both pilots had ejector seats but the Navigator did not http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

The navigator could only bail out by using a set of rails attached to his seat, opening a hatch in the cockpit floor and hoping that they were flying at low speed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Hope this is of interest.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro Vulcan.