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  • FARNBOROUGH 2008: VIDEO & PICTURES - Vulcan roars into action


    <P>The unique sound of four <A href="http://www.rolls-royce.com/index_flash.jsp">Rolls-Royce</A> Olympus 202 engines at ground idle brought thousands of show-goers flooding out of Farnborough’s halls and chalets yesterday afternoon as <A href="http://www.tvoc.co.uk/">Avro&nbsp;Vulcan B2 (XH558/G-VLCN)</A> told the world that it was about to begin its second public display since 1992.</P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH>&nbsp;<IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 297px" alt="Avro Vulcan" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=24179" border=0></TH></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P> <P>Never the most smoke-free engines, the four Olympus 202s emitted their tell-tale plume of part-burnt kerosene as XH558 took to the Hampshire skies after a remarkably short take-off run – accompanied by a myriad car-alarms tricked into action by the crackling, vibrating roar that speaks of the god of fire and volcanoes after who the Vulcan is aptly named


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  • FARNBOROUGH 2008: VIDEO & PICTURES - Vulcan roars into action


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  • Can Vulcan return for 2010?

    News | 18 Dec 2009 16:00 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    <P>The Vulcan&nbsp;Operating Company (TVOC) pulled off what many thought was impossible when it returned <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/landingpage/avro%20vulcan.html">XH558</A> to the air from Bruntingthorpe on 18 October 2007 after 14 years on the ground. To the delight of many, the delta-winged bomber - which had been the last Vulcan to fly in 1993 - made a triumphant return to the air display circuit in 2008. But as the year progressed, there were doubts amid the banking crisis that sufficient funds could be secured to get the aircraft back for a repeat in 2009.</P> <P>Somehow the veteran bomber's registered charity, <A href="http://www.site.vulcantothesky.org/default.asp">Vulcan To The Sky Trust (VTST)</A>, managed to secure the funds to make a return this year which kicked off at RAF Cosford in June and took in 34 displays across the UK and in the Netherlands. </P> <P>The project is overseen by Hinckley, UK-based TVOC, which is headed by Dr Robert Pleming - although hehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Can-Vulcan-return-for-2010-336323/
  • FARNBOROUGH 2008: VIDEO & PICTURES - Vulcan roars into action

    News | 17 Jul 2008 08:30

    <P>The unique sound of four <A href="http://www.rolls-royce.com/index_flash.jsp">Rolls-Royce</A> Olympus 202 engines at ground idle brought thousands of show-goers flooding out of Farnborough’s halls and chalets yesterday afternoon as <A href="http://www.tvoc.co.uk/">Avro&nbsp;Vulcan B2 (XH558/G-VLCN)</A> told the world that it was about to begin its second public display since 1992.</P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH>&nbsp;<IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 297px" alt="Avro Vulcan" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=24179" border=0></TH></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P> <P>Never the most smoke-free engines, the four Olympus 202s emitted their tell-tale plume of part-burnt kerosene as XH558 took to the Hampshire skies after a remarkably short take-off run – accompanied by a myriad car-alarms tricked into action by the crackling, vibrating roar that speaks of the god of fire and volcanoes after who the Vulcan is aptly namedhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-2008-VIDEO-PICTURES-Vulcan-roars-into-action-225734/