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XH558 Vulcan Bomber Video

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XH558 Vulcan Bomber Video

XH558 Vulcan Bomber almost Barrel rolled during validation flight at Farnborough airshow

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Re: XH558 Vulcan Bomber Video

What a beautiful lady , pity after next year we may no longer see her fly  Cry
her engines will have run out of flying hours , and i very much doubt if there are any more spares  Embarrassed
i personally saw her at Waddington this year    Cool
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Re: XH558 Vulcan Bomber Video

A beautiful aircraft!
I have a friend who flew as navigator on one that went to the Falkland Islands!
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Re: XH558 Vulcan Bomber Video

When I was a young lad, my Dad, who worked at Woodford Aerodrome in Cheshire, used to take me in sometimes at Weekends.....
Used to be AVRO's, they refurbished Vulcans, Victors, Valiants and Shackletons....
There was an old Vulcan there, and I used to play in the Cockpit !!
It was very cramped, and smelly....
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Re: XH558 Vulcan Bomber Video

When I was a kid I had a session in the pilot's seat in a Victor's cockpit while it was parked in a hanger. My main memory was that it seemed cramped and the seat was very comfy.
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Re: XH558 Vulcan Bomber Video

Quote from: rongtw
her engines will have run out of flying hours

I'm sure nanotm will be along shortly to tell you how they can fix worn out metal parts by adding weld onto them (such as turbine blades lol) and then replace bearings with nice light plastic ones etc  Crazy
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Re: XH558 Vulcan Bomber Video

They can't let the old girl die for the sake of a few spares Sad
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Re: XH558 Vulcan Bomber Video

its not spares for the engine they need its 4 complete new  engines ,  as they have expired there total allowed flying hours .
unless the the airworthiness certificate is granted she wont  fly ,, so like me you can spare a few quid add it here  Cool
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Re: XH558 Vulcan Bomber Video

To think that Rolls Royce Aerospace is laying off people in Derby because their work has diminished. Send the engines back for a refurb. and a promise to pay later.
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Re: XH558 Vulcan Bomber Video

My OH was her display pilot for many years on the VDF. She is my first aviation love.
Unfortunately there are no jigs or tools to refurb the engines.