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2012-09-02 04:56:03 AM
Subby here - I took the video, and unfortunately, the audio doesn't really do this plane justice, you could really feel the engines in the pit of your stomach :)
 
2012-09-02 07:41:37 AM
Sad that there's only one flying Vulcan left, it's an amazing plane.
 
2012-09-02 08:59:20 AM

GoldenFleece: Subby here - I took the video, and unfortunately, the audio doesn't really do this plane justice, you could really feel the engines in the pit of your stomach :)


Sorry, were you the bloke laughing at the thought of the controller contacting the aircraft by mobile phone? Good show!

Actually, good show. Wish I had been there. Goodbye, '60s jet plane.
 
2012-09-02 09:20:21 AM
Lovely plane. Incredibly loud, hence the reaction of the crowd after she climbed away.

I remember being on the beach at Weston, hearing a low rumble from the sky. I looked up and saw a tiny triangular shape, just on the edge of vision. It was a Vulcan passing over.
 
2012-09-02 09:29:21 AM
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RIP Vulcan
 
2012-09-02 10:00:49 AM
Way back in the '70s, they had one of these at the Scott AFB Open House. I got to sit in the cockpit. It was the smallest, most cramped cockpit you could imagine for an aircraft that large.

Sadly, I did not see it fly.
 
2012-09-02 10:07:50 AM

GoldenFleece: Subby here - I took the video, and unfortunately, the audio doesn't really do this plane justice, you could really feel the engines in the pit of your stomach :)


Not to be critical, but I turned the audio off when the whiny kid kept making a fuss and wouldn't shut up....beautiful plane though.
 
2012-09-02 10:07:52 AM
there's a fascinating book about the vulcan raid on the falklands (operation "black buck"), which sent vulcans all the way from ascension island to their target, refueled by converted victor bombers along the way.

even at 60+ years old, the vulcan is still an amazingly modern-looking plane. it's sad to see it go.
 
2012-09-02 10:09:34 AM
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R.I.P. Vulcain 
 
2012-09-02 11:03:53 AM
I saw the Vulcan flying a couple of times when the local air base was still active. There was an RAF liaison office there, so they visited quite often

/noisy giant bat always did impress me
//thanks, GoldenFleece
 
2012-09-02 11:47:39 AM
I LOVE the Avro Vulcan! I built a small 1/200 scale model of the same bird that FlashHarry mentioned that was part of "Black Buck" XM607. So sad the British don't have the same brilliance they had up until the 70's when they made amazing aircraft! I hope they can keep it flying along with the Lancs and the Spitfires.

"Vulcan 607" is a great read, and I managed to get a copy from the Amazon UK. Not available in the US which make no sense at all. The aerial fueling logisitcs was insane....but it worked!

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If only they had a flying TSR-2!
 
2012-09-02 12:47:44 PM
I must be jaded, I kept waiting for it to crash into the crowd and explode into flaming debris.
/glad it didn't
 
2012-09-02 02:45:51 PM
CSB: While staying in Chicago in the mid 70s we were treated to an airshow. I still have pix of the Vulcan doing a flyby. I read recently this on wikipedia

On 12 August 1978, Vulcan B.2 XL390 of No. 617 Squadron crashed during an air display at Naval Air Station Glenview, Illinois in the United States. The crew had been authorised to carry out a display at Chicago Lakeside airport but the captain elected to carry out an unauthorised display at Glenview before departing for Lakeside. After a low-level run, probably below 100 ft (30 m), the aircraft was pulled up for a teardrop turn[clarification needed] which was not properly executed and the aircraft crashed killing all on board.

I often wonder if that was the same plane.
 
2012-09-02 03:31:59 PM

RatOmeter: GoldenFleece: Subby here - I took the video, and unfortunately, the audio doesn't really do this plane justice, you could really feel the engines in the pit of your stomach :)

Sorry, were you the bloke laughing at the thought of the controller contacting the aircraft by mobile phone? Good show!

Actually, good show. Wish I had been there. Goodbye, '60s jet plane.


Thank you, but this was her 60th year of flying, so '50s jet plane :D

Tillmaster

Lovely plane. Incredibly loud, hence the reaction of the crowd after she climbed away.

I remember being on the beach at Weston, hearing a low rumble from the sky. I looked up and saw a tiny triangular shape, just on the edge of vision. It was a Vulcan passing over.

The only thing I can compare, was listening to Concorde starting up...same engines...

FlashHarry [TotalFark]

there's a fascinating book about the vulcan raid on the falklands (operation "black buck"), which sent vulcans all the way from ascension island to their target, refueled by converted victor bombers along the way.

even at 60+ years old, the vulcan is still an amazingly modern-looking plane. it's sad to see it go.

Flashharry, book is called Vulcan 607, and I'm re-reading it now...the thing is, the guy that was flying her on this video, is the same guy that dropped the bombs on port stanley......

MaudlinMutantMollusk - you are more than welcome :)
 
2012-09-02 03:40:55 PM
sorry, not figured out multi quote yet lol
 
2012-09-02 04:09:45 PM
Thanks for the video. When I was a kid, every year at the open house at Offutt I looked forward to seeing the British V-serieses, and they seemed so futuristic. Now we see one, and it's historic.
 
2012-09-02 04:13:00 PM
These first flew 11 years after WWII, which I think says a lot about aerospace engineering, jet engine development, and design.

On the other hand, I seem to recall in the 60s when a few of these crashed in the Bahamas and their nuclear weapons were rumored to have been stolen. I don't remember ever hearing what happened after that.
 
2012-09-02 04:19:32 PM

GoldenFleece: RatOmeter: GoldenFleece: Subby here - I took the video, and unfortunately, the audio doesn't really do this plane justice, you could really feel the engines in the pit of your stomach :)

Sorry, were you the bloke laughing at the thought of the controller contacting the aircraft by mobile phone? Good show!

Actually, good show. Wish I had been there. Goodbye, '60s jet plane.

Thank you, but this was her 60th year of flying, so '50s jet plane :D

Tillmaster

Lovely plane. Incredibly loud, hence the reaction of the crowd after she climbed away.

I remember being on the beach at Weston, hearing a low rumble from the sky. I looked up and saw a tiny triangular shape, just on the edge of vision. It was a Vulcan passing over.

The only thing I can compare, was listening to Concorde starting up...same engines...

FlashHarry [TotalFark]

there's a fascinating book about the vulcan raid on the falklands (operation "black buck"), which sent vulcans all the way from ascension island to their target, refueled by converted victor bombers along the way.

even at 60+ years old, the vulcan is still an amazingly modern-looking plane. it's sad to see it go.

Flashharry, book is called Vulcan 607, and I'm re-reading it now...the thing is, the guy that was flying her on this video, is the same guy that dropped the bombs on port stanley......

MaudlinMutantMollusk - you are more than welcome :)


You know, I swear to gawd I think I'm invisible on fark considering I mentioned the book title several posts above this one.
 
2012-09-02 04:26:21 PM

RoyBatty: These first flew 11 years after WWII, which I think says a lot about aerospace engineering, jet engine development, and design.


true and very amazing.

i'm also amazed that the B52, which first flew 8 years after WWII (and looks it), is still flying and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
 
2012-09-02 04:39:22 PM

RoyBatty: These first flew 11 years after WWII, which I think says a lot about aerospace engineering, jet engine development, and design.

On the other hand, I seem to recall in the 60s when a few of these crashed in the Bahamas and their nuclear weapons were rumored to have been stolen. I don't remember ever hearing what happened after that.


Oddly (and hands up about to Godwin here), the Nazi's had (and America borrowed) some of the best aeronautical design engineers thereafter... Boeing were of course pissed with the Olympus engine, especially when us socialist Europeans put Concorde together! ;)
 
2012-09-02 06:11:48 PM
"On the other hand, I seem to recall in the 60s when a few of these crashed in the Bahamas and their nuclear weapons were rumored to have been stolen. I don't remember ever hearing what happened after that."

james bond movie
 
2012-09-02 06:13:53 PM

FlashHarry: RoyBatty: These first flew 11 years after WWII, which I think says a lot about aerospace engineering, jet engine development, and design.

true and very amazing.

i'm also amazed that the B52, which first flew 8 years after WWII (and looks it), is still flying and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.


After numerous upgrades, but your comment still stands.
 
2012-09-02 06:25:51 PM

artc351: "On the other hand, I seem to recall in the 60s when a few of these crashed in the Bahamas and their nuclear weapons were rumored to have been stolen. I don't remember ever hearing what happened after that."

james bond movie


Yeah, it would make for a great James Bond movie.
 
2012-09-02 07:22:35 PM
Reminds me of a B1-B flyby. Which is awesome in person.

/how to set off car alarms with a Vulcan
 
2012-09-02 07:58:14 PM
Thanks subby, nice shots. I've considered myself a military plane buff, but have not seen that one before. Very cool and sad that its going away.
 
2012-09-02 08:56:15 PM

flexflint: After numerous upgrades, but your comment still stands.


upgrades, for sure. but it looks like they're planning on flying them through 2040 - that's almost a 90-year service life. that's got to be unprecedented outside the colt model 1911 pistol.
 
2012-09-02 09:13:08 PM
Someone needs to tell Mace Windu to put his lightsaber away. It's all I can focus on for the first 10 seconds.
 
2012-09-02 09:14:42 PM

Adalius: Someone needs to tell Mace Windu to put his lightsaber away. It's all I can focus on for the first 10 seconds.


I thought it was a Romulan mining drill. The lens flare pretty much confirmed it for me, but you might be right.
 
2012-09-02 09:41:33 PM
As far as video `capturing' the `right' sound of aircraft goes this Shuttle Launch video has always been my favorite for audio. Only 240p video but the audio is by far the best thing I've ever heard to capturing what it really sounds like there.
 
2012-09-02 11:46:27 PM
Wasn't it the Vulcan where only the officers were given ejection seats and the enlisted crew were basically expected to ride the crashing plane into the ground, keeping a stiff upper lip as they went?

So quintessentially British.
 
2012-09-03 12:59:49 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Relevant
 
2012-09-03 01:31:04 AM
There's a Vulcan on display at the Nebraska Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland NE. An RAF squadron was based at Offutt AFT just outside of Omaha for a time, and when they were recalled back to the UK, they were gracious enough to leave behind one of their bombers.

up-ship.com

It's rumored that this was the Vulcan that was used for long-distance recon missions out of the US to the Falklands & back, as a gesture of good faith between Reagan & Thatcher.
 
2012-09-03 02:40:41 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Wasn't it the Vulcan where only the officers were given ejection seats and the enlisted crew were basically expected to ride the crashing plane into the ground, keeping a stiff upper lip as they went?

So quintessentially British.


Apparently, the rest of the crew would parachute jump from the bomb bay.
 
2012-09-03 04:14:52 AM

styckx: As far as video `capturing' the `right' sound of aircraft goes this Shuttle Launch video has always been my favorite for audio. Only 240p video but the audio is by far the best thing I've ever heard to capturing what it really sounds like there.


Bloody hell! :D
 
2012-09-03 04:18:50 AM

Frothy Panties:

You know, I swear to gawd I think I'm invisible on fark considering I mentioned the book title several posts above this one.


Oops, sorry! :)
 
2012-09-03 11:13:52 AM

styckx: As far as video `capturing' the `right' sound of aircraft goes this Shuttle Launch video has always been my favorite for audio. Only 240p video but the audio is by far the best thing I've ever heard to capturing what it really sounds like there.


There's better out there, this one for instance. Visually, starting at 0.12, you can actually see the soundwaves beating around the air and the smoke (right of the launchpad).
 
2012-09-03 01:03:34 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
RIP VULCAN
 
2012-09-05 05:25:55 PM
Here is a documentary of the last combat mission of the Vulcan XM607, it is awesomely British and at the same time quite ridiculous. Highly recommended!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40knj0qg_Us&feature=youtu.be
 
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