Vulcan returns to the skies

Discussion in 'Boats, Planes, Other' started by ChevyRocks, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Just looking through some things today, and evidently, Avro Vulcan XH558 is not only airworthy but actually flew today for the first time since since being retired from the RAF Vulcan Flight Display in 1992.

    All I can say is: awesome.
     
  2. #3 V8Vantage, Oct 18, 2007
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    Same plane a few years ago ...



    If you think it's loud when it passes the camera ... wait for the climb.
     
  3. Yeah, I saw Vulcans a few times at Biggin Hill. Completely fantastic planes: SO LOUD!!!! It set off all the car alarms in the car parks when it flew by.
     
  4. that is a badass looking plane
     
  5. sexaaaayyyyy/in before pandabeat
     
  6. They had the Avro Vulcan come one year to the Abbotsford airshow. My dad was there, said it was the loudest jet he had ever heard.
     
  7. he hasn't heard B1B at full afterburner
     
  8. Probably not, I dunno if the lancer ever came up here.
     
  9. yeah, the RAF's v bommber fleet were hardcore
     
  10. The Victor is a pretty unhappy looking airplane
     
  11. /TU-160
     
  12. moar pics of the victor
     
  13. #14 WhiteChocolateWorld, Oct 20, 2007
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    Absolutely amazing. Thanks for posting that.
     
  14. #15 V8Vantage, Oct 20, 2007
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    Engine Power Test:

    Fast Taxi:

    Low Pass:
     
  15. TU-144
     
  16. I love this plane sooo much!!!
    Glad to see it back in the air.
     
  17. I would love to see a Vulcan at an air show stateside.
     
  18. #19 confusedshus, Oct 24, 2007
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    #$%#ing sweet
     
  19. everyone here is all about the B1 and B2 but overlook the badassery of the Vulcan
     
  20. Awesome, I was hoping it would fly again.
     
  21. #23 Fast Man, Oct 29, 2007
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    Not even related, but it came up with one of the Avro videos.

     
  22. True B-1 Lancers kicks ass.
     
  23. The Vulcan and the Victor both had some pretty cool design features for their time as well.
     

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