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[/url]The last Avro Vulcan, one of the coolest warplanes of the Cold War era

 

, takes to the skies again this weekend. The plane, born of the days when the world seemed constantly under threat of nuclear war, was meticulously overhauled some time ago, but has flown intermittently because keeping it aloft is so expensive. The nonprofit Vulcan to the Sky Trust, which owns and operates the plane, is bringing it out again for the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

 

 

 

The Vulcan was the world’s first delta-wing bomber, a long-range aircraft developed in the 1950s to give Britain the ability to drop a nuke or two on Russia should we ever reach DefCon 2. It never came to that, of course, and the plane didn’t see combat until the early 1980s when the UK went to war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now you're making us all envious Mick.

 

Don't forget to take some earplugs, they're bloody noisey if anywhere close.

 

Try and fit in a trip to the RAF Museum at Hendon NW London if you can, it's great! and enjoy the rest of your trip.

 

Alan

 

 

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Now you're making us all envious Mick.Don't forget to take some earplugs, they're bloody noisey if anywhere close.

Try and fit in a trip to the RAF Museum at Hendon NW London if you can, it's great! and enjoy the rest of your trip.

 

Alan

Roger that on the ear plugs, they are already packed!

 

Hendon visit is scheduled and of course "Flying Legends" at Duxford. Will check out the Shuttleworth Collection too.

 

I have also planned to hire an aircraft & Instructor from Lydd Aero Club and do a flight along the Cliffs of Dover and over the Battle of Britain Memorial at Folkstone.

 

It's going to be great 004_oh_yeah.gif.82b3078adb230b2d9519fd79c5873d7f.gif

 

 

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The airshow at Waddington was great and the Vulcan incredible to watch, just so majestic but so threatening at the same time. The Battle of Britain Memorial flight Lancaster also performed & also fantastic to see. The commentators pointed put that incredibly it was only 11 years between the first flights of the 2 types.

 

We also squeezed in an all too short visit to The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden on Friday.

 

 

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