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Offline JeremyC

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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2015, 02:01:28 PM »
A two Lancaster plus Mosquito display would be a site to behold.

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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2015, 05:49:53 PM »
You wait years for one then two come along at once  ;)
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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2015, 12:50:10 PM »
I'd love to see a Canberra back on the UK air show circuit.  OK, a Canberra can't match XH558 for sheer presence and grace in the air, but it could be a good candidate as a cold war living memorial and is still plenty loud enough to turn heads.  Anyone know what has happened to Midair Squadron and XH134?

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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2015, 02:13:03 PM »
I'd love to see a Canberra back on the UK air show circuit.  OK, a Canberra can't match XH558 for sheer presence and grace in the air, but it could be a good candidate as a cold war living memorial and is still plenty loud enough to turn heads.  Anyone know what has happened to Midair Squadron and XH134?

I think restoring a Canberra to flight for display would just mirror all the same major issues with keeping XH558 in flight but without the same level of payoff.
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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2015, 05:15:36 PM »
Assuming money no object, I'd like to see XM655 & XL426 (both in taxiable condition) made airworthy, plus do whatever it takes to get XH588 up as well.
Picture this,
It's a hot sunny day, three Vulcans approach the centre of the runway from different directions, then, all stand on their tails and corkscrew upward around each other at full throttle! imagine the noise!

I would never miss that show!
Probably asking too much though, a sunny day i mean!

Otherwise I wouldn't mind seeing another couple of Vampires made airworthy as I believe there is only one left, that would also make an interesting trio.

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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2015, 05:47:56 PM »
Assuming money no object, I'd like to see XM655 & XL426 (both in taxiable condition) made airworthy, plus do whatever it takes to get XH588 up as well.
Picture this,
It's a hot sunny day, three Vulcans approach the centre of the runway from different directions, then, all stand on their tails and corkscrew upward around each other at full throttle! imagine the noise!

I would never miss that show!
Probably asking too much though, a sunny day i mean!

Otherwise I wouldn't mind seeing another couple of Vampires made airworthy as I believe there is only one left, that would also make an interesting trio.

Money would have to be no object as I could see this being a £Bn+ project!
It's sad to say that VULCAN's taking to the air in number would have been overlooked in places due to being so commonplace, or even regarded as a nuisance.
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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2015, 06:05:16 PM »
Does anybody remember the day 7 yes 7 Vulcans took off from Woodford practically all together? I think it was in the late 50s or early 60s, There were thousands of broken windows all over Stockport. I would love to have been there.

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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2015, 08:01:32 PM »
Does anybody remember the day 7 yes 7 Vulcans took off from Woodford practically all together? I think it was in the late 50s or early 60s, There were thousands of broken windows all over Stockport. I would love to have been there.

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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2015, 01:40:40 AM »
Does anybody remember the day 7 yes 7 Vulcans took off from Woodford practically all together? I think it was in the late 50s or early 60s, There were thousands of broken windows all over Stockport. I would love to have been there.

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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2015, 04:14:44 PM »
I believe there is a Flying Canberra with Mid-Air Sqn which will be back on the airshow circuit next year. ;)

They had a few issues this year and off the top of my head I cannot remember why it did not fly, something about paperwork rings a bell but I could be wrong  ???


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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2015, 07:43:41 PM »
I'm masking my indifference with a veneer of detachment

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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2015, 09:21:46 PM »
That is where I saw & read it Tim

Thank you for help on this  ;) :D She will fill a small home and it's displays last year were very good  ;D ;D

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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2015, 11:44:55 AM »
Hmm....What  about a British owned Harrier or two?? I know the Matador visits Farnborough, and Art Nalls has a couple stateside but they still make the engines for these, and  there are a few around in various states of repair............fabulous in display. Got to be worth a thought? :)

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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2015, 06:32:18 PM »
That is where I saw & read it Tim

Thank you for help on this  ;) :D She will fill a small home and it's displays last year were very good  ;D ;D

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I saw XH134 at Dawlish two years ago and agree they can put on a great display, fingers crossed Midair can sort the paperwork issues and get her back on the circuit for 2016.

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Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2015, 07:38:05 PM »
Mossie it is then....