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Final flight for the Vulcan?

Article about: The end of an era? Last remaining flying Vulcan's days are numbered.

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    A truly iconic and beautiful plane.

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    A pity - I always thought the Vulcan was one of the nicest delta wings ever - second only to the SAAB Draken!!
    THAT bird is gorgeous stuff! ( rrrrroger Mr Tracy, Thunderbirds are GO )
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    That will be a shame! Glad I saw her showimg off at Duxford this year !

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    A pity - I always thought the Vulcan was one of the nicest delta wings ever - second only to the SAAB Draken!!
    THAT bird is gorgeous stuff! ( rrrrroger Mr Tracy, Thunderbirds are GO )
    Agreed. The DRAKEN is a beautiful plane.

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    I saw that news this morning, very sad. Grace and power indeed.
    This has been posted before by Ned I think, but is perhaps worth another look. Missed approach and go around, with that awesome howl that I remember well from St Athan displays in the 1980's.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djd1pPQZ_LE

    Turn the volume up!

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    Gives you goose pimples doesn't it!

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    It would be a shame. I have been lucky enough to see her fly several times at the Victory Show.

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    An immense pity, especially in the 30th anniversary year of the Falklands War-one can only hope that if grounded as a hangar queen, she at least is kept undercover for preservation for future generations to see what Great Britain could do...

    PS Danmark-I remember the 'Thunderbirds' ep that featured a somewhat modified Draken.

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    They used to have a static Vulcan at Blackpool airport, sadly now long gone as it was disintegrating before our eyes even then. When I was about 7 or 8 I went around it with my dad and got into the cockpit to mess with the controls. At the very moment I was pushing the throttles forward, a large nearby helicopter was noisily getting ready to take off. Suffice to say, I was nearly touching cloth.

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