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Although normaly refering to sea creatures etc I thought Leviathan symbolised enormity and hugeness an apt way to describe the Vulcan Smile


Its a massive yet very graceful beast that belittles smaller and what should be more agile aircraft when flying.


I liked the guys posing under her belly, shows the scale of her I think Smile


She holds fond memories for me from my RAF service days, having been priveleged to actually fly in her.


This was at Leuchars on the 12th September, and I had a quick chat with a couple of the crew members who were able to confirm my name in the log book from many a year ago Smile

Funny how when you are young and do amazing things it all seems so laid back and normal ????? then years down the line you so wish you had the gumption to have really let the experiences sink in ????? My flight in her was no more than a lift from, funny enough, Leuchars and so I have to admit never really paid much attention to what I was actually experiencing !!!! If only eh Smile

i managed to get there quite early in the morning before the crowds gathered round Smile

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Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 - 8:26 AM

great shot

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Great shot

Chris

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ventile
ventile  7152 forum posts Wales
22 Sep 2009 - 8:32 AM

Wonderful shot,great info aswell,very lucky man to fly in such a fantastic plane..Long may she fly.Just need a Victor and Lightning now!!!
Cheers Dave.

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daviewat
daviewat  104104 forum posts Scotland
22 Sep 2009 - 8:42 AM


Quote: Wonderful shot,great info aswell,very lucky man to fly in such a fantastic plane..Long may she fly.Just need a Victor and Lightning now!!!
Cheers Dave.

So true but you have to go to near Cape Town in South Africa to see these, although i am not sure if the victor is still flying down there but a few lightnings are. PS Also been in a lightning Smile that was a buzz Smile

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kaybee  103823 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2009 - 8:50 AM

Did you con your way onto the tarmac for this one?

See here for The Victor accidental take off

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daviewat  104104 forum posts Scotland
22 Sep 2009 - 8:55 AM

Saw that Roy !!!!! Engineer froze aparantly when supposed to throttle back :-( gulp, great skills by the pilot t here to manage to get back down and roll out without major incedent Smile One day hopefuly a Victor will also be back displaying Smile



I was on the tarmac Smile

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BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 - 9:18 AM

Excellent shot.
Dave

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2009 - 9:51 AM

Marvelous to see the Vulcan again Dave. Saw one flying low down the sound of Mullmany years ago, the guy was so low we could see him wave to us and blinked his landing lights at us. A sight I'll never forget. Lucky you to have been on one.

Dougie

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old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2009 - 7:43 PM

It's only when you get older you realise that so many things you took for granted at the time were special moments that would never return.
Here endeth the lesson Smile
Jim

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Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2009 - 8:21 PM

Was impressed to read you had flown in her Davie. When I read you had also flown in a Lightning, I thought "You Lucky, Lucky B*****d"!!!

Nigel

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Jestertheclown
22 Sep 2009 - 9:00 PM

An excellent, impressive shot.
Jester.

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riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2009 - 9:02 PM

the noise of these beasts is truly ground shaking, (and the smoke is like the pea soupers of old!) awesome to see and this is a good POV to show it's elegance

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