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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 Plus
10 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 Plus
10 833 16 England
8 Jul 2008 6:03PM
Excellent capture, great shot.

Bravdo Plus
8 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
Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
8 Jul 2008 6:15PM
awesome capture!

Great timing!

BrianSS Plus
10 384 38 England
8 Jul 2008 6:21PM
A superb shot, great timing. I love the dark sky against the white spray. Superb!

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 Plus
13 142 11 England
8 Jul 2008 6:50PM
I think you will find that aviation buffs dream of pictures like this, it simply fantastic.

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 Plus
15 524 4 England
8 Jul 2008 7:41PM
Great shot with the sky and spray.
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 Plus
12 550 9 Scotland
8 Jul 2008 8:53PM
a wonderful sight
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
10 102 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 9 172 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 10:31PM
Wow, stunning shot, well captured

MEM Plus
9 6 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 Plus
10 182 9
9 Jul 2008 8:24AM
Wow what a terrific shot

9 Jul 2008 9:22PM
Dramatic shot with "perfect" weather ackdrop to and awesome plane.

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

Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2008 9:29PM
Terrific atmosphere. Love the spray and dark sky backdrop.

11 Jul 2008 8:36PM
wow very dramatic and a great lucky bit of light
Stewy Plus
10 102 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.

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 Plus
12 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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