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Vapour Trails


The Southport Airshow was brought to a fitting end by a fine display by the recently restored Avro Vulcan bomber, XH558. This aircraft first flew in 1960 and withdrawn from active servise in 1984 it became the RAF's Vulcan Display aircraft until 1992.  Sold on into private hands it was restored and made airworthy with it's first flight in 1007.

Because of bad weather in the south and east of England the appearance on the Saturday was cancelled but, fortunately for me, the aircarft managed to fly around the weather from RAF Brize Norton on the sunday to provide a fine display of flying.

Vapour Trails


The Southport Airshow was brought to a fitting end by a fine display by the recently restored Avro Vulcan bomber, XH558. This aircraft first flew in 1960 and withdrawn from active servise in 1984 it became the RAF's Vulcan Display aircraft until 1992.  Sold on into private hands it was restored and made airworthy with it's first flight in 1007.

Because of bad weather in the south and east of England the appearance on the Saturday was cancelled but, fortunately for me, the aircarft managed to fly around the weather from RAF Brize Norton on the sunday to provide a fine display of flying.

comments (6)

  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 15 Sep 2008, 02:24
Great capture Les
Les Auld: Great aeroplane Vintage, thanks for the comment.
Awesome shot!

I like the air turbulence on the wings.
Les Auld: Thanks Remi, a lucky catch.
Great picture of a great plane Les, being based not far from me at Bruntimgthorpe we get regular updates on local TV about this.
Les Auld: Hope you get a chance to see it then Brian, it is a magnificent plane,, thanks for the comment
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 15 Sep 2008, 17:27
love these shots Les, great capture again, must go to one of these shows one day soonsmile
Les Auld: Glad you like them Tim, appreciate it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Sep 2008, 18:10
Great pic - one that can be studied with reference to the show of vapor on the two wings.

Someone bought a bomber and restored it, it is not like buying a Spitfire or a Mustang after WW2. Wow.
Les Auld: A little bit larger task I suspect Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • Johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Sep 2008, 17:49
This is one of the best Vulcan shots i've seen and I have seen a lot! from the look of this angle they are about to do a 3g very slow turn but this shows just how much torc those old engines generate, god i can hear it now !!! smile bliss.

the time of the afternoon/evening really helps with the mystery and majesty of the aircraft.

nice one

j
Les Auld: The sound was awesome Johny, a fine spectacle to end the show on. Thanks for the comment.

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