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XH558 - God of Fire

Postby darrenbiggs » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:36 am

Well that's it. I've seen my beloved Vulcan fly twice in a week now. First was at Shoreham with the kids on Sat, all very sombre after the tragic accident witnessed with the Hunter - so just a single quiet 'salute' pass in memory of the people involved; the only plane allowed in about an hour or so after the accident.

Sadly that meant I hadn't got to see it perform, so yesterday off to Clacton just to hear a Vulcan howl one more time.

I haven't got a good enough camera to do it justice, but happily others do so here's a video from Beachy Head from this year - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_6bZ2Kzaj8

Yesterday though, a bit like Charles Foster Kane and Rosebud, I was 7 again and standing on Watergate Bay seeing them clear the coast as they left the St Mawgan base....

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This must have been even more spectacular back in the day.

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It still has some shows to do, so if you want to see it now's the time as 2015 is the final year of flight.
I'm just here for the gasoline.
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Re: XH558 - God of Fire

Postby mellowyellowa610 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:01 pm

Utterly awesome. Seen the Vulcan a few times (the last being at Carfest at Cholmondeley a couple of years back) and it never fails to impress. Sad to see things like this and the Concorde are all but extinct.

Ahead of their time. :super :super
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Re: XH558 - God of Fire

Postby darrenbiggs » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:57 am

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