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15 years, 3 months, 10 days

By CanonMan  
Back where she belongs. XH558 in the air and approved for airshows. It's only taken 15 years and more than 6 million pounds. Commercail sponsorship needed to keep her there.

Just got back from RAF Waddington. She'll be displaying there at the weekend, then RIAT and Farnborough. Thos of you attending those airshows, expect traffic jams!

More shots as I process them.

Tags: General Vulcan Transport Xh558 Sports and action

Voters: harrattp, Stace, Stuart463 and 47 more

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harrattp 9 11 4 England
3 Jul 2008 9:47PM
Oh boy now I really can't wait for the Farnborough Air show. This is a beauty. I come from Doncaster and can remember these flying out of there regularly as a kid.

This image is best viewed large it is awesome.

Paul

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User_Removed 9 172 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2008 9:51PM
wow, fantastic shot. One of my favourite aircraft, nice to see her flying again

Mark
Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2008 9:54PM
Great photo..Have a few of her myself taken at RAF Coningsby a few weeks back...great to see her flying
3 Jul 2008 9:58PM
Great news.
robincoombes 9 1 5 Wales
3 Jul 2008 10:00PM
One of the few machines that is equal to a steam loco Smile wonderful shot
3 Jul 2008 10:04PM
Yes i was there today, great sight worth the wait, the sky was just perfect. nice capture. unfortunatly i decided to video in HD so didnt get any photos I will have to wait until saturday...Alan
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
3 Jul 2008 10:06PM
wonderful images, I recall seeing these craft when I was a lad parked on the runway at Machrahanish
Bronnie666 10 42 England
3 Jul 2008 10:11PM
I saw it a few times during its last season of displays, and can't wait to see it again 'in the flesh' - what a plane...and what a sound!
Cormy 9 3 England
3 Jul 2008 10:16PM
2 stunning fabulously detailed shots.
Cheers
Alan
bombebit 8 22 Denmark
3 Jul 2008 10:20PM
great images... v1 for me.... love the way you can see the jet engine exhaust fumes in the picture (albeit only very faint)... real nice..
CanonMan Plus
15 524 4 England
3 Jul 2008 10:31PM
Thanks everyone. This is the best thing that's happened to the UK airshow scene for years. Added a few more shots now.
AEasthope67 10 46 England
3 Jul 2008 10:49PM
Amazing and well captured. Brings more to the saying "pride and Joy".
Can we start the TSR 2 now, again...
Andy
CanonMan Plus
15 524 4 England
3 Jul 2008 10:59PM

Quote:
Can we start the TSR 2 now, again...



Yes please. Whilw we're at it, how about Concorde and a Lightning for the UK airshow scene. I can dream...
MEM 9 4 England
4 Jul 2008 6:29AM
I can remember shooting a video of its last flight at Cranfield airshow. it'll be good to see, hear and feel it flying again, superb set of images.
TonyFrith 9 3 6 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 7:24AM
Glad its back in the air I can remember the roar of those mighty engines
Tony
YAKIE 8 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 7:55AM
Brought a lump to my throat seeing these shots ! A wonderfull selection.Saw her last show at Cranfield Cant wait for RIAT.
Thanks for showing your pictures to such good effect.

Regards.
Dave
FredF 10 1 France
4 Jul 2008 11:00AM
Superb series of a magnific plane.

Fred
stibnite 9 131 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 11:16AM
Great images, my memory from childhood is the sound and the vibration, took your breath away.

Will have to have a look at the schedule, thanks for sharing.
Sland 10 225 Scotland
4 Jul 2008 12:54PM
Great shots; nice to see the "Tin Triangle" flying once more. Now, if only we could get a Bucc airborne again Smile
4 Jul 2008 4:00PM
lovely to see this flying again, we used to see them a lot as a teenager in Lincolnshire
Great series of shots brings back lots of memories.
PeterLaw
ZX1400 9 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 4:14PM
Great to see it flying again and great pictures
Taco
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
4 Jul 2008 10:17PM
appreciate the additional shots since first viewed
DerekLG 8 7 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 10:55PM
I have always had a love for the Vulcan for many reasons, my dad worked on them back in the early 60's, then we lived in Bracebridge in Lincoln and often heard them taking off from Waddington back then, I'm going to miss Waddington this year and absolutely gutted so I hope you get some great pictures.

Derek
geoffash26 12 2.5k United Kingdom
6 Jul 2008 5:47PM
Nice stuff Steve can't wait till next week
CanonMan Plus
15 524 4 England
6 Jul 2008 7:11PM
Should be a good show at RIAT. For those there on the Friday, the Queen is presenting colours to the RAF and there's going to be a flypast of aircraft representing the 90 years of the RAF. Should be good now the Vulcan is back.

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