The Vulcan at Volkel

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The Vulcan at Volkel

Postby Robert Hilton » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:55 am

The AVRO Vulcan XH558 is at Volkel for the "Luchmacht dagen" show.
It gave a flying display yesterday.
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With thanks to Arjan who posted these elsewhere.

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Re: The Vulcan at Volkel

Postby L1011 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:45 pm

Marvellous Robert, thanks.

Am much looking forward to RIAT display !

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Re: The Vulcan at Volkel

Postby Robert Hilton » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:54 pm

More.
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I hope the RIAT is good show.

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Re: The Vulcan at Volkel

Postby ocelot » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:55 pm

What are the things sticking up out of the wings over the engines? (Or is that an optical illusion?)

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Re: The Vulcan at Volkel

Postby ZeroAltitude » Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:53 pm

ocelot wrote:What are the things sticking up out of the wings over the engines? (Or is that an optical illusion?)

These are handles. Makes it easier to carry around by.

Not.


Spoilers/airbrakes I would say.
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Re: The Vulcan at Volkel

Postby Robert Hilton » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:24 pm

ocelot wrote:What are the things sticking up out of the wings over the engines? (Or is that an optical illusion?)

Speed brakes.

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Re: The Vulcan at Volkel

Postby L1011 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:30 pm

On PPrune, someone's posted a piccy of 558 on the way back from Volkel, flying over Xm655, long time since anyone's seen that....



http://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/ ... today.html

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Re: The Vulcan at Volkel

Postby ZeroAltitude » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:04 pm

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Re: The Vulcan at Volkel

Postby ocelot » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:46 pm

Robert Hilton wrote:
ocelot wrote:What are the things sticking up out of the wings over the engines? (Or is that an optical illusion?)

Speed brakes.

ah! it all becomes clear.

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Re: The Vulcan at Volkel

Postby ZeroAltitude » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:39 am

Memories.
I have seen the Vulcan back in the good old days when small-town flying clubs with a bumpy grass runway held big-time airshows, featuring the Red Arrows, Frecce Tricolori and Patrouille France. Plus displays of Westland Wessex helos, several T6's, Pitts Special, an F4 squadron, two or three Harriers and yes, the Vulcan, all in one single day.

That was in Germany, 1976.
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Re: The Vulcan at Volkel

Postby Robert Hilton » Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:28 pm

Unfortunatley it will not fly at Waddo.
http://www.vulcantothesky.org/

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XH 558

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:42 am

Allowed to fly after passing its annual CAA inspection

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-12656670
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