Aircraft Photo as promised
What an absolutely fantastic, amazing and enthralling day at Bruntingthorpe airfield for the Cold War Jets Day.
Victor Tanker, Nimrod, Hunter, Buccaneers, Iskra, Lightning, Provosts, all doing fast taxi runs down the runway. The noise is tremendous, you are only about 30 yards from the aircraft when they taxi past you, turn and push the throttles to maximum for a take off run, which is aborted before the take off point. The noise pummels your eardrums, twists your stomach into knots and the smell of Avgas when they turn right in front of you is tremendous.
You can see how close you are by the photo, I did crop it a little to remove a blokes head but between the barrier and the runway is only about 10 yards.
We had a terrific day in the Vulcan to the Sky Club tent. With merchandise and the prize draw we must have taken hundreds of pounds in support of Vulcan XH558.
If you want to join the club you can do so at the club page on the website.
The prizes in the draw are amazing:
1st - A flight in a spitfire alongside Vulcan XH558
2nd - A flight with the Blades in formation with Vulcan XH558
3rd - a nine course meal and overnight stay at Raymond Blanc's restaurant
4th - a day for two at a local beauty spa
5th - an hour in a 737-200 flight simulator
If you want tickets go to the VTTS Website - ORDER TICKETS or if you are going to an airshow pop into the Vulcan Village or Vulcan Club tent.
Bob Tuxford, Victor Tanker XL189, Mike Beer, one of his crew, and Martin Withers, captain of Vulcan XM607 were all there signing away hundreds of pictures, books, model Vulcans and Victors ...... Bob was the captain of the Victor tanker that went out from Ascension Island to refuel XM607 when it was running out of fuel on it's way back from the first Black Buck bombing mission of Stanley Airfield 28 April 1982.