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Vulcan To The Sky

By Stewy  
Taken on Sunday at RAF Waddington.

It is great to see that this wonderful aircraft is again in our skies. Sadly though, on Sunday, it never made it to the sky.

Although it had flown on Saturday, an electrical fault prevented it from flying on Sunday.

So as not to dissapoint the crowds too much, it made a high speed taxi along the main runway. This happened immediately following the biggest downpour of the day.

Fortunately though the Sun broke through at exactly the same time, providing a dramatic backdrop.

Then the pilot gunned it!! The power/heat unleashed by those four engines, immediatly turning the water on the runway to spray/steam.

I hope I have done the ensuing image justice.

Over to you to decide.

Got to go out shortly for a couple of hours, will catch up later.

Tags: Rain Vulcan Transport Raf 2008 Air show Waddington Landscape and travel

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CHRISB911 12 54 1
8 Jul 2008 5:59PM
magic shot, love the sky and the sense of speed and power on landing

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Chrism8 11 897 21 England
8 Jul 2008 6:03PM
Excellent capture, great shot.

Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 6:09PM
Absolutely superb shot....I took a photo of her at coningsby earlier this year when she was there for compass swings....
Magnificent to see pictures of her and to see her fly again....
Well Captured.

Barry Smile
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
8 Jul 2008 6:15PM
awesome capture!

Great timing!

BrianSS 11 400 39 England
8 Jul 2008 6:21PM
A superb shot, great timing. I love the dark sky against the white spray. Superb!

digiray63 10 4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 6:25PM
Super shot, great to see one in action again. Marvellous aircraft with super engines.
8 Jul 2008 6:34PM
Fantastic Plane, great picture.

John Smile
rossi 14 142 11 England
8 Jul 2008 6:50PM
I think you will find that aviation buffs dream of pictures like this, it simply fantastic.

Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 6:59PM
Im not usually into photos of planes but found this one appealing, I think the dark sky and the spray do it. Angi
CanonMan 16 524 4 England
8 Jul 2008 7:41PM
Great shot with the sky and spray.
neonknight 13 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 8:12PM
Over the last few days I have seen many images of the Vulcan at Waddington,but this is by a country mile the very best yet Stewy what you have caught here is the magic of this wonderful machine,awesome wish it was my shot,cheers John
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
8 Jul 2008 8:53PM
a wonderful sight
AntHolloway 12 168 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 9:39PM
Yes, the thunderstorm did make for some good effects on the day, maybe better than a blue sky Wink It really worked well here to give you that contrast with the spray.

Stewy Plus
11 103 2 England
8 Jul 2008 10:23PM
WOW!! Thanks all. I feel a bit like the rain on the runway, blown away!!

Two hours turned into four and only just got back in so will have to catch up tomorrow now, but many, many thanks for the terrific response to the shot. I never expected it to be so well recieved.

Much appreciated.

User_Removed 10 172 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 10:31PM
Wow, stunning shot, well captured

MEM 10 8 England
9 Jul 2008 5:37AM
I think it's a very fitting image, "dark and sinister" as would have been it's mission in it's day. Thankfully that day never came.
Absolute must for viewing large.
LesF 11 182 9
9 Jul 2008 8:24AM
Wow what a terrific shot

nothsafoto 12 170 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 9:22PM
Dramatic shot with "perfect" weather ackdrop to and awesome plane.

Carl40 12 18 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2008 8:04PM
Great job stewy it looks great could see this as a poster

Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2008 9:29PM
Terrific atmosphere. Love the spray and dark sky backdrop.

Falconer 13 16
11 Jul 2008 8:36PM
wow very dramatic and a great lucky bit of light
Stewy Plus
11 103 2 England
14 Jul 2008 9:32AM
Once again a huge thank you for all the support on this one, which has now turned into my most popular upload.

MarkBroughton 10 286 1 England
27 Nov 2008 8:50PM
Superb shot Martyn, you have certainly done it justice, hopefully one day I will witness this awesome machine Smile
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2009 1:28PM
Nice one, it flew over our house twice on Saturday, I didn't even manage to get the camera out, but it was amazing to watch.

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