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The mighty Vulcan roar.

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posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 04:59 AM
I was trying to explain this to my kids the other day, whilst attempting to persuade them to attend an airshow with me, and I found this vid.

This, to me, is a wonderful sound - when those engines spool up on the take off run the world shakes, and the way the plane leaps off the ground is spectacular. I was at this particular airshow in '91, and I can tell you that the windows of the assembly line shop at Woodford didn't come out of this particular take off too well

I just thought I'd share it with some like minded individuals. - When I played it through the 5.1 system, cranked up, the neighbours didn't appreciate it and I think I put the kids off airshows for life

[edit on 4/7/10 by neformore]

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:12 AM
And a little bit more aviation porn, for the enthusiasts

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:23 AM
Excellent. Great video. I saw the restored vulcan fly last year. Awesome aircraft.

Only aircraft i've ever seen match it is the B-1B.

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:42 AM
I love the memories I have as a child of this aircraft.
I'm 42 now but my parents used to take me the RAF Finningley near Doncaster in the late 70's and we would see these aircraft scramble. They would take off in two's and there would be eight in total ROARING down the runway within seconds of each other. It was fantastic but obviously nowadays the CO2 emissions and health & safety would probably not allow those displays to take place, if the Vulcans were still around.....

Was is doing a fly past today / yesterday at RAF Waddington , Lincs ????


PurpleDog UK

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:45 AM
Pretty cool, thanks for posting.

I have to admit, though, when I clicked on this, I was expecting something along the lines of Dr. Spock losing his veneer of autistic-like rationality and pitching a fit in a howling, screaming bout of madness.

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:51 AM
A really steep ascent in the first video - very impressive.

Hard to believe the UK had dozens of such aircraft in the 1960's, sitting at the end of a runway on quick action alert, ready to fly to Moscow and nuke the place.

Here's a Vulcan squadron on a scramble. Much more impressive than Polaris submarines, imho, but nowhere near as effective.

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:02 AM
reply to post by neformore

Cheers for posting this Nef! Brings back memories of me crying my head off as a wee boy at RAF Leuchars!!

Wow, I never realised at the time what a steep incline it takes on takeoff!!

Definatley worth going to any airshow to see the Vulcan!!!


[edit on 4-7-2010 by grantbeed]

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:32 AM
reply to post by neformore


That's great stuff!


Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:48 AM
Fantastic - thanks for that. Glad to see there is still at least one flying.

I remember watching these take off in formation and yes, the sound was wonderful. We had some good aircraft in our time.

I recall an English Electric Lightening standing on its tail and just going straight up once. It just vanished as it climbed - fantastic.

Not sure if the memory serves me right but the Avro Vulcan was our first A-bomber I believe.

Excellent thread and a change from the usual - no conspiracies here!!

reply to post by LeBombDiggity

Had not spotted your post about the nuke aspect. My memory was right!

[edit on 4/7/2010 by PuterMan]

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 07:51 AM

Great sound! Instantly made me think of the black bird in Pink Floyd's Goodbye Blue Sky.

[edit on 4-7-2010 by Big Raging Loner]

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 07:51 AM
Thanks for posting that Nefermore, it brings back memories of displays at RAF St Mawgan in the70s. I can recall myself and dozens of others sheltering under one during a shower, with plenty of spare room for more.
They could look very odd at an oblique angle, wonder how many UFO sightings were actually Vulcans?!

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 08:33 AM
I was very fortunate to witness this even again yesterday, for the first time since Finningley closed in 1994, at Waddington, simply awesome.

For the record the Avro Vulcan was the 2nd of three British nuclear strategic bombers, collectively known as the V bombers (from the V shape of the wing leading edges - swept wings were still a novelty back then).

The first was the Vickers Valiant and the last was the Handley Page Victor, for about 6 years between 1958, when the Victor was introduced and 1964, when the Valiant was retired, all three types served side by side.

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 08:38 AM

it is going to be at RAF Wddington Air Show this wekend.

here is my video for its last appearance there:



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 08:54 AM
What a beautiful aircraft!!! I remember my Dad taking me to an airshow with my friend when I was a kid.When the Vulcan did a low pass the noise was something else.I turned round to find my friend curled up in a ball on the floor screaming and crying......great memories,thanks for posting mate.

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 10:21 AM
Shall always remember just before these left service a flight of these aircraft flew over Strike Command at very low level. It seemed at the time as though they were about to scrape the top's off of the tree's.

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 04:31 PM
reply to post by solidshot

Do you mean the old Strike Command HQ at Bawtry? I live about ten miles away from there, at Maltby and distinctly remember a formation of Vulcans screaming over not much above rooftop height one afternoon. I was recounting this event to my son at Waddington yesterday as we watched the tin triangle in action, I wonder if it was the same occurrence you mentioned?

posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 04:25 AM
reply to post by waynos

No Strike Command at Walters Ash just outside High Wycombe (used to be Bomber Command in WW2.) You feel the ground shaking as they roared overhead.

[edit on 5-7-2010 by solidshot]

posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 06:04 AM
reply to post by PuterMan

I'm pretty sure that it's the V bombers that you refer to, not A, and the Valiant was the first. Valiant, Vulcan & Victor.

posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 06:38 AM
The vulcan is flying at fairford airshow this weekend, i will be joining the geeks on the Monday to watch the planes leave, Last year we got an exclusive performance by the f 22 Raptor, it didnt fly over the weekend because it was raining, so on the monday the pilot did a little show for those that turned up. It was pretty amazing. Most planes just fly off, but some mostly the yanks, will give a little extra for the monday crowd. It is geek heaven though, lots of bug telescopes and radio transmitters.

posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 07:03 AM
reply to post by douggie60

SPOT ON with your history and order of aircraft -

This link tells everyone all about the only Vulcan still flying, where to see etc etc


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