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Rick
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: VULCAN Reply with quote

Anyone got any ideas on how to raise 1mil? it'd be a tragedy if it was grounded after all the effort that went into restoring it Crying or Very sad

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/7883048.stm

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

It says Richard Branson, has been on about getting the government involved, I would think he has more cash than the government at the moment!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aye it'd be nice if he could wade in with some , from what I can tell the govt. has quite a bit going spare for this that and the other.....but lets not go there eh Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Thought you might like to see the 10min display from Bristol Aeroplane Co 100yr anniversary, Airbus Family Day at Filton.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18FMJW2GXkQ
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to see this plane fly, but, 80,000 a month????!!!!

What does it need to warrant that sort of money every month?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Accountants?? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I believe a figure of 7000 for fuel per hour has been mentioned.

Enough about the costs..


What about the display.
The commentator mentions the roll at Farnborough when the prototype displayed there, I think one of the tight turns in this display goes beyond vertical.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an early Vulcan doing its infamous barrel roll..



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-BXhmGsRVA&NR=1
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This PR arrived today on the subject of XH558:

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Private flight for Terry Wogan's 'money can't buy' auction winners
raises 25,000 for charity

On the morning of Friday 8th October, two very fortunate bidders from Children In Need's 'Money Can't Buy' auction will have the most spectacular view possible of what could be the last UK flight of the iconic Vulcan bomber. Each winner will be flown alongside the giant delta-winged aircraft in a unique, twin-seat commercially-licensed aerobatics plane piloted by a former Red Arrows air ace.

The experience, auctioned by Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2 earlier this year, was donated by The Blades aerobatics team and by the Vulcan To The Sky Trust, which operates the aircraft. Originally one seat was offered but the auction proved so popular that both organisations donated an extra seat, helping to raise 25,000 for the charity.

The Vulcan played a vital peace-keeping role throughout the cold war. Its delta-wing design and Olympus jet engines led directly to Concorde. It is so agile that its designers gave it a fighter-style joystick instead of the traditional bomber's control yoke. Now there is only one left flying and the Vulcan To The Sky Trust must raise 400,000 this month to keep her in the air.

Despite its financial problems, the Vulcan To The Sky trust continues to support its mission to inspire and educate young people and to support good causes such as Children In Need. On September 26th, the aircraft also helped raise money for Help for Heroes when it made a VIP appearance at the Coventry Airport Fly-In, jamming roads around the city as people rushed to see what could have been her last public flight.

"This is only part of the value that the UK derives from this amazing aircraft, but we survive on a tiny fraction of the budget of comparable heritage activities and receive no Government support," points out Vulcan To The Sky chief executive Dr Robert Pleming, who hopes to see the plane fly for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. "We have tremendous plans for 2011, including growth in our commercial revenues and in our education initiatives. It will be a tragedy if, at the end of this month, the aircraft had to be auctioned, with the almost inevitable loss of her to an overseas private collector."
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was delighted to see this awesome aircraft displaying at Goodwood in 2009, it flew there on both Saturday and Sunday and was for many people the star of the weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up yesterday that the Vulcan has a reprieve for the next month or so, but needs (was it) about 80,000 more by the end of the month. Cannot remember where I saw it (age probably, but I hope not D********!), or the exact figures.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reprieved over the weekend
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's 2million per year to keep the old girl up there in the great blue yonder. Eating into the yearly budget, you have hangarage costs, specialised staff costs (e.g. Engineers & Pilots), landing fees, logistics costs (any idea what the haulage costs would be for an Olympus engine?), major work costs (you weren't doing a fatigue life extension with last night's paper and a tub of body filler Laughing ), consumables costs (e.g. OX38 oil used by the engines, destroyed in the heat lubricating the rear turbine at the rate of 3-4 pints per hour), Insurance (have you had an insurance quote for an Aston Martin? Try to get one for this thing...) and not forgetting of course, fuel of which she will burn over a ton of the stuff just at take off... Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Vulcan XH558 Reply with quote

Hiya Rick..as a postcript to the above, Vulcan XH558 was indeed reprieved! Not too long ago my partner, my son and I went to Baginton airport (Coventry) to see this wonderful old beast one last time. I have a condition called Compulsive Tremors which gives me slight shakes on any given day so the footage I took looked like it was taken in an earthquake, but thankfully my son was able to take plenty of video of the day...

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=baginton+airshow&aq=f

Please enjoy the Vulcan, Tornado and Vampire doing their stuff! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Vulcan XH558 Reply with quote

bertie wrote:
Hiya Rick..as a postcript to the above, Vulcan XH558 was indeed reprieved! Not too long ago my partner, my son and I went to Baginton airport (Coventry) to see this wonderful old beast one last time. I have a condition called Compulsive Tremors which gives me slight shakes on any given day so the footage I took looked like it was taken in an earthquake, but thankfully my son was able to take plenty of video of the day...

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=baginton+airshow&aq=f

Please enjoy the Vulcan, Tornado and Vampire doing their stuff! Very Happy


Great vids!

Hopefully the Vulcan will soldier on for a good few years yet, and serve as a reminder of how strong and capable our manufacturing base really was.
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