Check out the following link. Hopefully we should be seeing this beauty back in the sky soon.
Apparently this has been on the runway doing tests today and if all goes well should be doing a test flight today! Its only a few miles from our office here so hopefully we might see it!
First run of the day just completed
It seems that final braking test runs were completed on Wednesday, and the local gossip is that a first flight will be attempted today (Thursday) around late morning time. Depending, of course, on many factors, but the weather looks very good.
Yesterday she got air under the nose gear:
Image by Damien Burke http://www.handmadebymachine.com/shop/
Here's to this mornings "first flight"
Thanks to Damien for his shot from yesterday, lots more pictures of the runs from yesterday available on the ATI site at;
and don't forget to search on Vulcan in our own photo section for cockpit pictures, among others.
And for those who want to watch here's the webcam link
As of 11.43BST its sitting on the engine run pan
And she flies!
Well done to all at TVOC
And is safely down at 13.00L
Those chaps at the Trust must be sooo proud.
What a magnificent beast! I've just seen some news footage but Flightglobal was there to see it in action, so can't wait to see some more video.
What a shame though, that it wasn't ready for the Falklands flypast in June. Better late than never I say.
A friend of mine was there and took this snap:
Well done Victor for getting the first shots of it onto FlightGlobal.
A memorable day
Is there anybody out there?
Seen footage from one of our colleague's "Victor", and BBC East Midlands News of the Vulcan, truly magnificent. The best sight I've seen in 14 years.
Many congratulations to everyone at TVOC. A great day for aviation.
Pleased to see when I got home to Lichfield, the old SBS box had detected Mode S code 40109F aka G-VLCN.
Info first showed at 12:37 at 4,600 feet and she dropped off, back into Bruntingthorpe, at 12:51 at 3,400 feet.
Footage on Sky News showed a succesful undercarriage retraction during the course of the flight.
Well done to ALL concerned. I knew wearing the www.vulcantothesky.com green camo wrist band for the last 28 months would make all the difference!!!
It was amazing being stood on top of the control tower watching this beauty return to where it belongs! In the sky! Unfortunately as we cant upload video to the site i wasnt able to upload the take off fottage this last night.(Mind you this website doesnt work properly from my internet connection at home!Yet i have no problems with any other web sites!)