Vuclan Bomber

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by crabby, Apr 19, 2006.

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  1. A project to restore one of these beasts is in danger of folding BBC

    Surely the MoD could fund a little bit for when the argies invade the falklands again?

    It might just be me and my unnatural feelings towards planes but the vulcan is a stunning aircraft...
  2. Why have the costs increased?

    This project has had a lot of funding , privately and from LHF. I know one or two PPRuners lurk here , what's the score?
  3. I've given them more than a few quid in the past couple of years.....

    Love to see a Vulcan flying again.

    Edit:- Cause is likely the insurance issue, which causes permiums to be set by aircraft weight rather than capacity... Or something like that. Very nearly grounded Sally B also
  4. I cannot believe that the MoD/RAF didn't keep one in a flyable condition in the first place. Have they given no thought to history?
  5. History is a much over-rated concept, when it comes to the forces and Blair's government!!!
  6. This thread ran on PPrune for some time. Even the ex-Vulcan groundcrew were saying it was a bugger to keep these things in the air when they were on the 1033 , never mind in civvy ownership. We're not talking about a Shacklebomber here

    As for hulk insurance, she isn't flying yet so what are the increased costs?
  7. As the news was breaking about the Vulcans bombing the Falklands I drove past Duxford with its new aircraft on display. Not quite a museum peace yet.
  8. I was at RAF Catterick when the last one was flown in to be used for firefighting practice. A sad end for a magnificent aircraft. Some bits were salvaged (one of the FS got the nav's chair; my Sgt got the inflight bog (a rubber funnel/bladder arrangement), which was made into a bar sign as 'The Flying P1sspot'.
  9. If she was due to test fkly she'd need insured, and the previous system was cheaper... I'm not positive, just heard a load at the end of last year about the issue potentially grounding many historic aircraft.
  10. I thought the Sally B issue was over the B-17 main spar directive from the Council Against Aviation following the American decision?

    Mind you, why Sally B didn't offer proper theme weeks , where you all paid strong money to be a B-17 crew culminating with a mission is beyond me.
  11. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    I'm supprised 'Thunder City' in S.Africa have'nt got in on it.They have the only flying Lightning's,Hunters & Buccaneers that can be flown like they used to. (Will Young shot his 'Top Gun' Spoof pop vid there)
  12. Nah EU insurance leg.

    I believe Branson bailed them out for this year.

    Looking forward to seeing her in June.
  13. Anyone want to bet if the money was needed to maintain a Mosque the government would find it out of our taxes no problems , or yet more to pour down the drain of the third world? Part of our heritage and history , no chance
  14. Which Mosque would that be Old Timer? It would have to be a b*****d big Mosque to get the same money the Vulcan needs to keep it flying and maintained. Perhaps the leader of the BNP could do a PPB in front of one, making the comparison , that would shoot his campaign in the head , no dramas.

    The Government fund the BoB flight , so that's aviation heritage getting funded right there. Why should the Government fund privately owned Aircraft that could just as easily end up (God forbid) in a smoking hole somewhere?

    As much loved as the tin triangle is , it's only offensive claim to fame is flying a rather long way to miss Port Stanley's runway.

    It would be nice to see one in the air , but I'd rather see a Halifax , Stirling or Whitley . For the money getting spent on putting this aeroplane back in the air , you could probably restore the Halibag in the RAF museum.
  15. Gawd... I dunno.

    It would be nice to see some sort of recognition for those aircraft which performed service after WWII. We do actually have some history from the last 60 years...

    The Vulcan would be a reasonable, if expensive candidate for such.