Last Chance To See?

by Jarvo J May. 29, 2011 3026 views

AVRO Vulcan XH558 was the first Vulcan B.MkII flown by the RAF, her maiden flight was on 1st July 1960. Between 1957 and 1969 Vulcans were kept on permanent alert, meaning that at anytime the could be flying within two minutes. In 1982 during the Falklands war she broke the world record for the longest bombing mission 8,000 miles.

She was decommissioned from active service 1986 but continued to fly for a further 7 years as and RAF display plane. She was then grounded for the next 10 years, but flew again in 2007. She is currently operated by a charitable trust [vulcantothesky.org], who estimate that they can keep her flying for the next two years. They have the funds for routine maintenance, but at sometime in the future a crunch point will come as if anything were to happen to one of the engines, they wouldn't be able to replace it.

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Manuele 8 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic work

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Helen Hooker 8 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic set! I've seen and photographed this plane too and it is a truly awesome sight. Let's hope they can keep it airborne for a while yet.

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Mikkal Noptek 8 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful series

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Sadhya Rippon 8 years, 3 months ago

Impressive as #2 through to #7 are, it is the first and last that really put the plane into context. Especially the last one, where you have found the delta-wing sign with its cryptic message.

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Lis 8 years, 3 months ago

Is this a real plane? I am amazed that you get to close with it! I really love #1~

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Adrien Chan 8 years, 3 months ago

Nice!

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Gregg Maretka 8 years, 3 months ago

amazing captures......

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Jacki 8 years, 3 months ago

Cool plane!

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Masoud مسعود 8 years, 3 months ago

Woooow....Great Set !

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