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Old 07-29-2015   #1
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This is going to be the last year this Iconic bomber will be flying,
Hope you like these few shots I got from the RIAT

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last flight of the Vulcan by Ian Brooke, on Flickr

Vulcan by Ian Brooke, on Flickr

Avro Vulcan by Ian Brooke, on Flickr

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Nice shot of it in formation.
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Beautiful aircraft, especially with the bomb bay door open. I know it was used in the Falkland's but I'll always think of the Bond movie whenever I see one.
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These are excellent shots and bring back memories of them flying over Lincolnshire during the 80s - end of the Cold War period. They were menacing in flight but is sad that they are now grounded.

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Lovely bird and some lovely images. Really like the 1st and last one. Both unique and interesting. Kudos for getting them (what gear?) and glad you found it to PhotoCamel to share. Hope there are more of your posts here in our future.
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Thanks for all kind comments
They were taken with a Nikon D700 and a Nikon 70-200 F2.8 lens
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Congrats on POTW Honorable mention.
Fabulous images Ian.
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Congrats on POTW Honorable mention.
Fabulous images Ian.
Thanks very much i can not tell you how much this means to me
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I remember the Vulcan crews flying out of the RAF detachment at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. They would do high speed low level flights over the flatlands of the western midwest. Because the airframe was so rigid, in the summer turbulence they would come back bruised from the seat belts and shoulder harnesses. Used to feel so sorry for them.
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...Because the airframe was so rigid, in the summer turbulence they would come back bruised from the seat belts and shoulder harnesses...
Small price to pay maybe for a nice ride


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