Author Topic: Vulcan bomber COLD WAR TOUR on Thursday 25th September  (Read 135 times)

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Vulcan bomber COLD WAR TOUR on Thursday 25th September
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:03:04 am »


XH558's COLD WAR TOUR on Thursday 25th September

For those interested and not at work, the Vulcan will be flying over RAF Gaydon, so a chance to see this magnificent aircraft  8)


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Re: Vulcan bomber COLD WAR TOUR on Thursday 25th September
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 11:57:56 am »
And over Wellesbourne Mountford, home of XM655.
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Re: Vulcan bomber COLD WAR TOUR on Thursday 25th September
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 07:13:09 pm »
Thanks for posting this here, hadn't heard about this until now  :)
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Re: Vulcan bomber COLD WAR TOUR on Thursday 25th September
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 08:50:16 pm »
Nice one Dave, thanks...
I lived near Kineton until I was 10 and we used to regularly see them at very close quarters.  It flew over here a couple of years ago at a very low level, banked around and they opened the throttle and off it went - stunning.  One of these taking off is something to behold.
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Re: Vulcan bomber COLD WAR TOUR on Thursday 25th September
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2014, 06:33:08 pm »
It arrived at 3:15pm. I was at the end of the old runway, on a country lane  ;D








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Re: Vulcan bomber COLD WAR TOUR on Thursday 25th September
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2014, 10:38:32 pm »
The road near to the bunkers, that may - or may not - have stored the 'nuclear deterrent' at the time the Vulcan was stationed at Gaydon.

Good choice. Ten minutes and 4 fly pasts over the Heritage Motor Centre.

http://www.stratford-herald.com/28650-huge-crowd-turns-out-for-vulcan-cold-war-tour-flypast.html
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Re: Vulcan bomber COLD WAR TOUR on Thursday 25th September
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2014, 10:44:44 pm »
The road near to the bunkers, that may - or may not - have stored the 'nuclear deterrent' at the time the Vulcan was stationed at Gaydon.

Good choice. Ten minutes and 4 fly pasts over the Heritage Motor Centre.

http://www.stratford-herald.com/28650-huge-crowd-turns-out-for-vulcan-cold-war-tour-flypast.html

A local talked about the bunkers, explaining where they were :) I decided that the HCM would be rather busy and the end of the runway a better choice (and cheaper).

Thanks for the link to the news report  8)
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Re: Vulcan bomber COLD WAR TOUR on Thursday 25th September
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2014, 11:28:59 pm »
This is what BBC Look North had to say
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