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It's coming: Vulcan set to fly in for Bournemouth Air Festival

Bournemouth Echo: It's coming: Vulcan set to fly in for Bournemouth Air Festival It's coming: Vulcan set to fly in for Bournemouth Air Festival

ORGANISERS of Bournemouth Air Festival have confirmed that the popular Vulcan bomber will be coming to this year’s event.

Vulcan XH 558, the world’s only flying example of the jet, will – weather and airworthiness permitting – be bringing its distinctive roar to the seafront for the event at the end of August.

Thanks to a collective effort by Merley House, Vulcan to Bournemouth and Vulcan enthusiast Stephen Young Lord of Westbury and Waxham, the only airworthy example of the classic Cold War bomber has been funded for a single appearance on Saturday, August 30.

Maggie Keet, Bournemouth Vulcan to the Sky Trust, said: “Seeing the magnificent Vulcan fly is a unique experience. As a representative of Vulcan to Bournemouth I’m so pleased it can now be enjoyed by spectators at the Bournemouth Air Festival once again.”

Cllr Lawrence Williams, from Bournemouth Borough Council, added: “We’re extremely grateful to all those who helped to raise the funds to showcase the spectacular Vulcan XH558 at this year’s air festival. It’s an exceptional aircraft and I know many people, like me, will be looking forward to seeing it gracefully glide through Bournemouth’s skies.”

The iconic Vulcan has been a much-loved regular aircraft at the festival since its first appearance in 2009, amazing the hundreds of thousands of people along the packed event arena with its size, roar and sheer presence.

Dr Robert Pleming, chief executive of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the Vulcan is returning once again to the beautiful venue of Bournemouth, particularly so because it is one of the premier seaside resorts in the UK, in addition to being one of our favourite display venues and an excellent backdrop for an appearance by this iconic aircraft.

“In the past we have experienced some technical difficulties which have sadly precluded us appearing in the Festival so we are really looking forward to having the opportunity to thrill and inspire the huge crowds that will undoubtedly come along to this superb event.”

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4:16pm Wed 11 Jun 14

lilacfloyd says...

Excellent news. Eurofighter and Vulcan. Can't wait. I hope the weather will be fine.
Excellent news. Eurofighter and Vulcan. Can't wait. I hope the weather will be fine. lilacfloyd
  • Score: 16

4:18pm Wed 11 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

Great news that she is booked at last. With almost a million visitors every year, and the massive crowd draw when she is expected, it's rather surprising that it takes private fundraising efforts to get her booked in the first place. How many thousands of extra ice creams and posters get sold by the extra visitors? Given that Shoreham are only having her on Saturday, it would seem that it is unlikely that Sunday can now be an option too, so look for Saturday to be the busiest day of the show. Fingers crossed for no reliability issues!
Great news that she is booked at last. With almost a million visitors every year, and the massive crowd draw when she is expected, it's rather surprising that it takes private fundraising efforts to get her booked in the first place. How many thousands of extra ice creams and posters get sold by the extra visitors? Given that Shoreham are only having her on Saturday, it would seem that it is unlikely that Sunday can now be an option too, so look for Saturday to be the busiest day of the show. Fingers crossed for no reliability issues! speedy231278
  • Score: 12

4:26pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Ollieblog says...

I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).
I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice). Ollieblog
  • Score: -42

4:48pm Wed 11 Jun 14

lilacfloyd says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Great news that she is booked at last. With almost a million visitors every year, and the massive crowd draw when she is expected, it's rather surprising that it takes private fundraising efforts to get her booked in the first place. How many thousands of extra ice creams and posters get sold by the extra visitors? Given that Shoreham are only having her on Saturday, it would seem that it is unlikely that Sunday can now be an option too, so look for Saturday to be the busiest day of the show. Fingers crossed for no reliability issues!
I've just checked the vulcantothesky.org website and it will be displaying on the Saturday. ;)
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Great news that she is booked at last. With almost a million visitors every year, and the massive crowd draw when she is expected, it's rather surprising that it takes private fundraising efforts to get her booked in the first place. How many thousands of extra ice creams and posters get sold by the extra visitors? Given that Shoreham are only having her on Saturday, it would seem that it is unlikely that Sunday can now be an option too, so look for Saturday to be the busiest day of the show. Fingers crossed for no reliability issues![/p][/quote]I've just checked the vulcantothesky.org website and it will be displaying on the Saturday. ;) lilacfloyd
  • Score: 8

4:50pm Wed 11 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

Ollieblog wrote:
I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).
I expect the local cat population does more harm to them every day than the air show does.
[quote][p][bold]Ollieblog[/bold] wrote: I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).[/p][/quote]I expect the local cat population does more harm to them every day than the air show does. speedy231278
  • Score: 34

4:54pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Derf says...

airworthiness permitting –

Nice little caveat there!
airworthiness permitting – Nice little caveat there! Derf
  • Score: -8

5:13pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Ollieblog wrote:
I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).
To quote Mark Knopfler in his song 'Telegraph Road'


And the birds up on the wires and the telegraph poles
They can always fly away from this rain and this cold
You can hear them singing out their telegraph code
All the way down the telegraph road


So to sum up, if they don't like it they just flap off for a while.
[quote][p][bold]Ollieblog[/bold] wrote: I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).[/p][/quote]To quote Mark Knopfler in his song 'Telegraph Road' And the birds up on the wires and the telegraph poles They can always fly away from this rain and this cold You can hear them singing out their telegraph code All the way down the telegraph road So to sum up, if they don't like it they just flap off for a while. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 12

5:41pm Wed 11 Jun 14

MrPitiful says...

It's a plane, granted a bit bigger and a bit noisier than a lot of others but nonetheless a plane.

I am no anorakky expert but even I am fairly certain it's appeared at the air show before over the last few years.

As good for the town as the air show is, it would be nice to have something different, just for one year.

This would then turn my eye and be of more interest and the anoraks, well surely they would need colostomy bags!
It's a plane, granted a bit bigger and a bit noisier than a lot of others but nonetheless a plane. I am no anorakky expert but even I am fairly certain it's appeared at the air show before over the last few years. As good for the town as the air show is, it would be nice to have something different, just for one year. This would then turn my eye and be of more interest and the anoraks, well surely they would need colostomy bags! MrPitiful
  • Score: -25

6:10pm Wed 11 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

MrPitiful wrote:
It's a plane, granted a bit bigger and a bit noisier than a lot of others but nonetheless a plane.

I am no anorakky expert but even I am fairly certain it's appeared at the air show before over the last few years.

As good for the town as the air show is, it would be nice to have something different, just for one year.

This would then turn my eye and be of more interest and the anoraks, well surely they would need colostomy bags!
I am no 'anorakky expert' either but have seen this plane and to be fair it was a little jaw dropping and definitely worth the entrance money. (well you know what I mean).

However, if it appears I will as surprised (and pleased) as I will be if England get past the quarter finals (it would be as rare)
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: It's a plane, granted a bit bigger and a bit noisier than a lot of others but nonetheless a plane. I am no anorakky expert but even I am fairly certain it's appeared at the air show before over the last few years. As good for the town as the air show is, it would be nice to have something different, just for one year. This would then turn my eye and be of more interest and the anoraks, well surely they would need colostomy bags![/p][/quote]I am no 'anorakky expert' either but have seen this plane and to be fair it was a little jaw dropping and definitely worth the entrance money. (well you know what I mean). However, if it appears I will as surprised (and pleased) as I will be if England get past the quarter finals (it would be as rare) scrumpyjack
  • Score: 4

6:22pm Wed 11 Jun 14

sue jeff says...

Hi are we actually going to get to see it this year as my husbands hopes get built up every time only to be let down, don't do any other air shows but ours this year then we might get a chance to actually see it. Big fan of the air show, it is an absolutely brilliant event, but if we get to see all the airplanes advertised this year it would surpass all the other years.
Hi are we actually going to get to see it this year as my husbands hopes get built up every time only to be let down, don't do any other air shows but ours this year then we might get a chance to actually see it. Big fan of the air show, it is an absolutely brilliant event, but if we get to see all the airplanes advertised this year it would surpass all the other years. sue jeff
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Wed 11 Jun 14

FerryFan says...

Ollieblog wrote:
I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).
I'm a keen birder, and to be honest, I don't think they give a monkeys. There is plenty of birdlife around airports, so much that bird scaring tactics are employed to deter them. A few noisy planes round here might scatter a few pigeons and gulls, but those pigeons and gulls will probably be more interested in the amount of food on the go with all the crowds!! They won't worry about the planes when there is plenty of grub!!
[quote][p][bold]Ollieblog[/bold] wrote: I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).[/p][/quote]I'm a keen birder, and to be honest, I don't think they give a monkeys. There is plenty of birdlife around airports, so much that bird scaring tactics are employed to deter them. A few noisy planes round here might scatter a few pigeons and gulls, but those pigeons and gulls will probably be more interested in the amount of food on the go with all the crowds!! They won't worry about the planes when there is plenty of grub!! FerryFan
  • Score: 18

6:43pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

Airworthiness permitting, nice little get out clause, what will it be this year, a bald tyre, a headlight out, no mot, every year this plane lets us down, very annoying after they keep asking people to dig deep into their pockets for yet another half a million quid to keep it in the air, or on the ground in this planes case.
Airworthiness permitting, nice little get out clause, what will it be this year, a bald tyre, a headlight out, no mot, every year this plane lets us down, very annoying after they keep asking people to dig deep into their pockets for yet another half a million quid to keep it in the air, or on the ground in this planes case. Hessenford
  • Score: -23

6:54pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Azphreal says...

'the classic Cold War bomber has been funded for a single appearance ' Is that the funding they recieved last year for the no show or a new load of money?
'the classic Cold War bomber has been funded for a single appearance ' Is that the funding they recieved last year for the no show or a new load of money? Azphreal
  • Score: -9

6:58pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Ayles 10 says...

I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment.
Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts!
I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment. Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts! Ayles 10
  • Score: 33

7:25pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Lucky Rich says...

Great news , tell the pilot he has got to beat the noise made by the wheels festival vehicles ...
Great news , tell the pilot he has got to beat the noise made by the wheels festival vehicles ... Lucky Rich
  • Score: 6

7:29pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Ollieblog says...

Like I said, I enjoy the airshow and I haven't a problem with it. But take a little pleasure from natural things sometimes instead of having to have oil/noise-splutterin
g human attempts at copying the marvels of nature all the time - they too are free and amazing and trust me birds die because of aircraft noise!
Like I said, I enjoy the airshow and I haven't a problem with it. But take a little pleasure from natural things sometimes instead of having to have oil/noise-splutterin g human attempts at copying the marvels of nature all the time - they too are free and amazing and trust me birds die because of aircraft noise! Ollieblog
  • Score: -27

7:31pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Townee says...

Ollieblog wrote:
I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).
Just wait until the wind farm is built.
[quote][p][bold]Ollieblog[/bold] wrote: I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).[/p][/quote]Just wait until the wind farm is built. Townee
  • Score: 12

7:33pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Ollieblog says...

Townee wrote:
Ollieblog wrote:
I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).
Just wait until the wind farm is built.
Can't!
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ollieblog[/bold] wrote: I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).[/p][/quote]Just wait until the wind farm is built.[/p][/quote]Can't! Ollieblog
  • Score: -6

7:47pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Eastbourne is pretty good. If you fancy coming on beachy head you'll get a super view as you look down.

http://youtu.be/UkWO
5zVPz4g
Eastbourne is pretty good. If you fancy coming on beachy head you'll get a super view as you look down. http://youtu.be/UkWO 5zVPz4g Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 1

7:48pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Boris boy says...

I hope I'm wrong but previous history suggest that it normally breaks down just before with a 'technical fault'- so don't hold your breathe! Maybe a seagull in the engine!
Sorry birders-couldn't help a chuckle!
I hope I'm wrong but previous history suggest that it normally breaks down just before with a 'technical fault'- so don't hold your breathe! Maybe a seagull in the engine! Sorry birders-couldn't help a chuckle! Boris boy
  • Score: 0

7:54pm Wed 11 Jun 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

awaits another fundraising purge in a months time....
awaits another fundraising purge in a months time.... itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: -11

7:58pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

If that clip doesn't work then type in BEACHY HEAD VULCAN into YouTube and it'll become clear.
If that clip doesn't work then type in BEACHY HEAD VULCAN into YouTube and it'll become clear. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

10:04pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Hurn08 says...

Well I'll believe it's coming when I see it flying before my eyes at the air festival. Just hope it stays healthy this year.

Now just book the Sea Vixen and Canberra, and we'll have an amazing and noisy show!
Well I'll believe it's coming when I see it flying before my eyes at the air festival. Just hope it stays healthy this year. Now just book the Sea Vixen and Canberra, and we'll have an amazing and noisy show! Hurn08
  • Score: 1

10:36pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Puj says...

Derf wrote:
airworthiness permitting –

Nice little caveat there!
Airworthiness means JUST THAT !
All aircraft are subject to that rule.... be it Vulcan, the Red Arrows, or a Cessna at the local Flying Club. All aircraft are checked thoroughly and rigorously before they are deemed fit for flight. Safety is the utmost importance at all times, not only for the pilots - but the general public. No one wants to see a plane disaster.
Vulcan didn't display last year due to a major fuel tank leak prior to her taking off from Doncaster for the Shoreham/Bournemouth displays.
The airworthiness caveat is NOT a cop out regarding Vulcan - 558 will only take to the air once the engineers and pilots are completely satisfied that the aircraft is safe to display.
[quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: airworthiness permitting – Nice little caveat there![/p][/quote]Airworthiness means JUST THAT ! All aircraft are subject to that rule.... be it Vulcan, the Red Arrows, or a Cessna at the local Flying Club. All aircraft are checked thoroughly and rigorously before they are deemed fit for flight. Safety is the utmost importance at all times, not only for the pilots - but the general public. No one wants to see a plane disaster. Vulcan didn't display last year due to a major fuel tank leak prior to her taking off from Doncaster for the Shoreham/Bournemouth displays. The airworthiness caveat is NOT a cop out regarding Vulcan - 558 will only take to the air once the engineers and pilots are completely satisfied that the aircraft is safe to display. Puj
  • Score: 19

10:51pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Derf says...

Puj wrote:
Derf wrote:
airworthiness permitting –

Nice little caveat there!
Airworthiness means JUST THAT !
All aircraft are subject to that rule.... be it Vulcan, the Red Arrows, or a Cessna at the local Flying Club. All aircraft are checked thoroughly and rigorously before they are deemed fit for flight. Safety is the utmost importance at all times, not only for the pilots - but the general public. No one wants to see a plane disaster.
Vulcan didn't display last year due to a major fuel tank leak prior to her taking off from Doncaster for the Shoreham/Bournemouth displays.
The airworthiness caveat is NOT a cop out regarding Vulcan - 558 will only take to the air once the engineers and pilots are completely satisfied that the aircraft is safe to display.
If I books flying lesson in a Cessna that breaks down a few days before, they'll find another for me, if an airline has an aircraft go technical they charter in or use another, I've seen the red arrows use Hawks in colours other than red because of technical issues.
If this creaky old relic goes wrong the owners get their cap out and ask for a whip round.
If it's got to the point whereby it's too unreliable to fly, don't make promises you can't keep. Retire graciously.
There are other aircraft still flying that the organisers could book rather relying on the unreliability of one sole survivor.
A flypast of a few DC-3's would be great (and very apt this year), a Catalina doing a touch and go on the water, or even a fire fighting aircraft doing a water drop would be something different (and possibly more reliable) this year.
[quote][p][bold]Puj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: airworthiness permitting – Nice little caveat there![/p][/quote]Airworthiness means JUST THAT ! All aircraft are subject to that rule.... be it Vulcan, the Red Arrows, or a Cessna at the local Flying Club. All aircraft are checked thoroughly and rigorously before they are deemed fit for flight. Safety is the utmost importance at all times, not only for the pilots - but the general public. No one wants to see a plane disaster. Vulcan didn't display last year due to a major fuel tank leak prior to her taking off from Doncaster for the Shoreham/Bournemouth displays. The airworthiness caveat is NOT a cop out regarding Vulcan - 558 will only take to the air once the engineers and pilots are completely satisfied that the aircraft is safe to display.[/p][/quote]If I books flying lesson in a Cessna that breaks down a few days before, they'll find another for me, if an airline has an aircraft go technical they charter in or use another, I've seen the red arrows use Hawks in colours other than red because of technical issues. If this creaky old relic goes wrong the owners get their cap out and ask for a whip round. If it's got to the point whereby it's too unreliable to fly, don't make promises you can't keep. Retire graciously. There are other aircraft still flying that the organisers could book rather relying on the unreliability of one sole survivor. A flypast of a few DC-3's would be great (and very apt this year), a Catalina doing a touch and go on the water, or even a fire fighting aircraft doing a water drop would be something different (and possibly more reliable) this year. Derf
  • Score: -28

11:22pm Wed 11 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Ollieblog wrote:
Townee wrote:
Ollieblog wrote:
I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).
Just wait until the wind farm is built.
Can't!
At first I thought 'what a funny response' then I think you are not being sarcastic, at least I don;t think you are.

Oh G please say you are being sarcastic!!?
[quote][p][bold]Ollieblog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ollieblog[/bold] wrote: I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).[/p][/quote]Just wait until the wind farm is built.[/p][/quote]Can't![/p][/quote]At first I thought 'what a funny response' then I think you are not being sarcastic, at least I don;t think you are. Oh G please say you are being sarcastic!!? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 1

11:31pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Yankee1 says...

It is a nice sight to see, but it was never up to the specs of other air force bombers.

Evidence?

How many other nations bought a Vulcan?
It is a nice sight to see, but it was never up to the specs of other air force bombers. Evidence? How many other nations bought a Vulcan? Yankee1
  • Score: -28

11:33pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Puj says...

Derf wrote:
Puj wrote:
Derf wrote:
airworthiness permitting –

Nice little caveat there!
Airworthiness means JUST THAT !
All aircraft are subject to that rule.... be it Vulcan, the Red Arrows, or a Cessna at the local Flying Club. All aircraft are checked thoroughly and rigorously before they are deemed fit for flight. Safety is the utmost importance at all times, not only for the pilots - but the general public. No one wants to see a plane disaster.
Vulcan didn't display last year due to a major fuel tank leak prior to her taking off from Doncaster for the Shoreham/Bournemouth displays.
The airworthiness caveat is NOT a cop out regarding Vulcan - 558 will only take to the air once the engineers and pilots are completely satisfied that the aircraft is safe to display.
If I books flying lesson in a Cessna that breaks down a few days before, they'll find another for me, if an airline has an aircraft go technical they charter in or use another, I've seen the red arrows use Hawks in colours other than red because of technical issues.
If this creaky old relic goes wrong the owners get their cap out and ask for a whip round.
If it's got to the point whereby it's too unreliable to fly, don't make promises you can't keep. Retire graciously.
There are other aircraft still flying that the organisers could book rather relying on the unreliability of one sole survivor.
A flypast of a few DC-3's would be great (and very apt this year), a Catalina doing a touch and go on the water, or even a fire fighting aircraft doing a water drop would be something different (and possibly more reliable) this year.
We are not going to retire graciously - far from it !!!
Local club members and our generous sponsors have paid for Vulcan to appear this year.
If you think this creaky old relic is past it - you are very wrong. This years winter service and wing modification has given her another 2 years of display life. Sorry to disappoint you and all that.........
[quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: airworthiness permitting – Nice little caveat there![/p][/quote]Airworthiness means JUST THAT ! All aircraft are subject to that rule.... be it Vulcan, the Red Arrows, or a Cessna at the local Flying Club. All aircraft are checked thoroughly and rigorously before they are deemed fit for flight. Safety is the utmost importance at all times, not only for the pilots - but the general public. No one wants to see a plane disaster. Vulcan didn't display last year due to a major fuel tank leak prior to her taking off from Doncaster for the Shoreham/Bournemouth displays. The airworthiness caveat is NOT a cop out regarding Vulcan - 558 will only take to the air once the engineers and pilots are completely satisfied that the aircraft is safe to display.[/p][/quote]If I books flying lesson in a Cessna that breaks down a few days before, they'll find another for me, if an airline has an aircraft go technical they charter in or use another, I've seen the red arrows use Hawks in colours other than red because of technical issues. If this creaky old relic goes wrong the owners get their cap out and ask for a whip round. If it's got to the point whereby it's too unreliable to fly, don't make promises you can't keep. Retire graciously. There are other aircraft still flying that the organisers could book rather relying on the unreliability of one sole survivor. A flypast of a few DC-3's would be great (and very apt this year), a Catalina doing a touch and go on the water, or even a fire fighting aircraft doing a water drop would be something different (and possibly more reliable) this year.[/p][/quote]We are not going to retire graciously - far from it !!! Local club members and our generous sponsors have paid for Vulcan to appear this year. If you think this creaky old relic is past it - you are very wrong. This years winter service and wing modification has given her another 2 years of display life. Sorry to disappoint you and all that......... Puj
  • Score: 30

11:59pm Wed 11 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Ayles 10 wrote:
I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment.
Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts!
before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness)

The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear.

Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising).

So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it.

But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical:

1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice.

2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up.
2009 failed to turn up due to leak.
2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough.
2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there'
2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again.
2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money.

Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.
[quote][p][bold]Ayles 10[/bold] wrote: I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment. Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts![/p][/quote]before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness) The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear. Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising). So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it. But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical: 1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice. 2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up. 2009 failed to turn up due to leak. 2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough. 2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there' 2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again. 2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money. Now, look at your comments. Then at ours. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -33

1:25am Thu 12 Jun 14

billd766 says...

Derf wrote:
airworthiness permitting –

Nice little caveat there!
You can drive your car for many years without a problem, roadworthiness, MOT, insurance and road fund fees permitting.
[quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: airworthiness permitting – Nice little caveat there![/p][/quote]You can drive your car for many years without a problem, roadworthiness, MOT, insurance and road fund fees permitting. billd766
  • Score: -2

2:53am Thu 12 Jun 14

MrPitiful says...

I still don't get it - It's just a large plane, a bit noisier than all the others. And at best with different looking wings. I really can't see why folk are getting excited/upset over whether it appears or not.
I'm glad nobody asks me to contribute to the whip round.
I would still prefer to see something different, unique and interesting. Otherwise it's just a local event that the council and a few others put on which is good for the end of season tourists and a few geeky anorak types with long camera lenses and fishing stools.
Like most people, I'm not criticising the Air Show, but I can definitely take it or leave it.
I still don't get it - It's just a large plane, a bit noisier than all the others. And at best with different looking wings. I really can't see why folk are getting excited/upset over whether it appears or not. I'm glad nobody asks me to contribute to the whip round. I would still prefer to see something different, unique and interesting. Otherwise it's just a local event that the council and a few others put on which is good for the end of season tourists and a few geeky anorak types with long camera lenses and fishing stools. Like most people, I'm not criticising the Air Show, but I can definitely take it or leave it. MrPitiful
  • Score: -7

2:58am Thu 12 Jun 14

Linguist says...

As an oldie on here and knowing the significance that these aircraft made on Britain and the whole of western world in WW11, I'd love to see this magnificent (ENGLISH) designed and built aircraft display over our coast.

An awesome flying machine that helped win the war. Read about it people and learn a bit about history and why we are free.

BRING IT ON !!!!!!!!
As an oldie on here and knowing the significance that these aircraft made on Britain and the whole of western world in WW11, I'd love to see this magnificent (ENGLISH) designed and built aircraft display over our coast. An awesome flying machine that helped win the war. Read about it people and learn a bit about history and why we are free. BRING IT ON !!!!!!!! Linguist
  • Score: 4

6:24am Thu 12 Jun 14

retry69 says...

Townee wrote:
Ollieblog wrote:
I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).
Just wait until the wind farm is built.
Does the Vulcan fly that low and that far out at the airshow ?
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ollieblog[/bold] wrote: I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).[/p][/quote]Just wait until the wind farm is built.[/p][/quote]Does the Vulcan fly that low and that far out at the airshow ? retry69
  • Score: 0

6:44am Thu 12 Jun 14

rusty james says...

Linguist wrote:
As an oldie on here and knowing the significance that these aircraft made on Britain and the whole of western world in WW11, I'd love to see this magnificent (ENGLISH) designed and built aircraft display over our coast.

An awesome flying machine that helped win the war. Read about it people and learn a bit about history and why we are free.

BRING IT ON !!!!!!!!
Er, I always thought the Vulcan was developed to drop nukes on the USSR during the Cold War.
[quote][p][bold]Linguist[/bold] wrote: As an oldie on here and knowing the significance that these aircraft made on Britain and the whole of western world in WW11, I'd love to see this magnificent (ENGLISH) designed and built aircraft display over our coast. An awesome flying machine that helped win the war. Read about it people and learn a bit about history and why we are free. BRING IT ON !!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Er, I always thought the Vulcan was developed to drop nukes on the USSR during the Cold War. rusty james
  • Score: 7

9:48am Thu 12 Jun 14

goatty says...

I read some of the comments on here with a smile on my face and how small a world the writers must live in to get so hyped up over Bournemouth Air Show. It is a small event with mainly pop pop airplanes going by every now and again and a quick sprinkling of the noisy jets. One comment said it was the best Air Show in the UK!!!!!! Has he never been to Farnborough or Fairford??? They are proper Air Shows. I am sure some of these sad people would be doing cartwheels on the beach even if there was only one aircraft flying just because its Bournemouth and its cheap!
I read some of the comments on here with a smile on my face and how small a world the writers must live in to get so hyped up over Bournemouth Air Show. It is a small event with mainly pop pop airplanes going by every now and again and a quick sprinkling of the noisy jets. One comment said it was the best Air Show in the UK!!!!!! Has he never been to Farnborough or Fairford??? They are proper Air Shows. I am sure some of these sad people would be doing cartwheels on the beach even if there was only one aircraft flying just because its Bournemouth and its cheap! goatty
  • Score: -3

10:26am Thu 12 Jun 14

Ollieblog says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Ollieblog wrote:
Townee wrote:
Ollieblog wrote:
I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).
Just wait until the wind farm is built.
Can't!
At first I thought 'what a funny response' then I think you are not being sarcastic, at least I don;t think you are.

Oh G please say you are being sarcastic!!?
Not sure now!!! :)
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ollieblog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ollieblog[/bold] wrote: I am going to risk being labelled a killjoy - I do enjoy the airshow but can we spare a thought for the local birdlife who get totally overwhelmed by the noise and scary shadows of these aircraft (and who, incidentally, put on amazing airshows of their own if anyone took the time to notice).[/p][/quote]Just wait until the wind farm is built.[/p][/quote]Can't![/p][/quote]At first I thought 'what a funny response' then I think you are not being sarcastic, at least I don;t think you are. Oh G please say you are being sarcastic!!?[/p][/quote]Not sure now!!! :) Ollieblog
  • Score: -1

10:30am Thu 12 Jun 14

nosuchluck54 says...

Hessenford wrote:
Airworthiness permitting, nice little get out clause, what will it be this year, a bald tyre, a headlight out, no mot, every year this plane lets us down, very annoying after they keep asking people to dig deep into their pockets for yet another half a million quid to keep it in the air, or on the ground in this planes case.
Mumble,mumble,grumbl
e,grumble won't be long now,mumble,mumble,gr
umble grumble
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Airworthiness permitting, nice little get out clause, what will it be this year, a bald tyre, a headlight out, no mot, every year this plane lets us down, very annoying after they keep asking people to dig deep into their pockets for yet another half a million quid to keep it in the air, or on the ground in this planes case.[/p][/quote]Mumble,mumble,grumbl e,grumble won't be long now,mumble,mumble,gr umble grumble nosuchluck54
  • Score: 2

10:32am Thu 12 Jun 14

nosuchluck54 says...

goatty wrote:
I read some of the comments on here with a smile on my face and how small a world the writers must live in to get so hyped up over Bournemouth Air Show. It is a small event with mainly pop pop airplanes going by every now and again and a quick sprinkling of the noisy jets. One comment said it was the best Air Show in the UK!!!!!! Has he never been to Farnborough or Fairford??? They are proper Air Shows. I am sure some of these sad people would be doing cartwheels on the beach even if there was only one aircraft flying just because its Bournemouth and its cheap!
Mumble,mumble,grumbl
e,grumble won't be long now,mumble,mumble,gr
umble,grumble
[quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: I read some of the comments on here with a smile on my face and how small a world the writers must live in to get so hyped up over Bournemouth Air Show. It is a small event with mainly pop pop airplanes going by every now and again and a quick sprinkling of the noisy jets. One comment said it was the best Air Show in the UK!!!!!! Has he never been to Farnborough or Fairford??? They are proper Air Shows. I am sure some of these sad people would be doing cartwheels on the beach even if there was only one aircraft flying just because its Bournemouth and its cheap![/p][/quote]Mumble,mumble,grumbl e,grumble won't be long now,mumble,mumble,gr umble,grumble nosuchluck54
  • Score: 0

10:48am Thu 12 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

Derf wrote:
airworthiness permitting –

Nice little caveat there!
The same caveat that EVERY aircraft booked to display at EVERY show will have.
[quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: airworthiness permitting – Nice little caveat there![/p][/quote]The same caveat that EVERY aircraft booked to display at EVERY show will have. speedy231278
  • Score: 3

10:52am Thu 12 Jun 14

Ollieblog says...

To all those who wish to mock me I am a female cyclist by the way - and negatives are as good a response as positives so keep it up lads/lasses!!
PS Hope the airshow goes well and I shall be watching but if you're driving near me at the time just be aware I may wobble or even fall off!
To all those who wish to mock me I am a female cyclist by the way - and negatives are as good a response as positives so keep it up lads/lasses!! PS Hope the airshow goes well and I shall be watching but if you're driving near me at the time just be aware I may wobble or even fall off! Ollieblog
  • Score: 0

11:02am Thu 12 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Ayles 10 wrote:
I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment.
Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts!
before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness)

The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear.

Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising).

So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it.

But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical:

1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice.

2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up.
2009 failed to turn up due to leak.
2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough.
2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there'
2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again.
2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money.

Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.
Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures.

Off the top of my head:

2008 - undercarriage door issue
2009 - displayed Sat/Sun
2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show.
2011 - fuel leak
2012 - displayed Sun
2013 - fuel leak

So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid.

And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt!
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ayles 10[/bold] wrote: I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment. Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts![/p][/quote]before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness) The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear. Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising). So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it. But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical: 1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice. 2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up. 2009 failed to turn up due to leak. 2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough. 2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there' 2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again. 2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money. Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.[/p][/quote]Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures. Off the top of my head: 2008 - undercarriage door issue 2009 - displayed Sat/Sun 2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show. 2011 - fuel leak 2012 - displayed Sun 2013 - fuel leak So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid. And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt! speedy231278
  • Score: 7

11:04am Thu 12 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

Azphreal wrote:
'the classic Cold War bomber has been funded for a single appearance ' Is that the funding they recieved last year for the no show or a new load of money?
No money was received due to the technical issue last year, however the sponsors, who are very happy to be associated with the aircraft, agreed to sponsor this year instead.
[quote][p][bold]Azphreal[/bold] wrote: 'the classic Cold War bomber has been funded for a single appearance ' Is that the funding they recieved last year for the no show or a new load of money?[/p][/quote]No money was received due to the technical issue last year, however the sponsors, who are very happy to be associated with the aircraft, agreed to sponsor this year instead. speedy231278
  • Score: 3

11:06am Thu 12 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

Lucky Rich wrote:
Great news , tell the pilot he has got to beat the noise made by the wheels festival vehicles ...
He will, by miles.....

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=l40HntTh
EN8
[quote][p][bold]Lucky Rich[/bold] wrote: Great news , tell the pilot he has got to beat the noise made by the wheels festival vehicles ...[/p][/quote]He will, by miles..... https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=l40HntTh EN8 speedy231278
  • Score: 2

11:08am Thu 12 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
If that clip doesn't work then type in BEACHY HEAD VULCAN into YouTube and it'll become clear.
I was there that day! :D
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: If that clip doesn't work then type in BEACHY HEAD VULCAN into YouTube and it'll become clear.[/p][/quote]I was there that day! :D speedy231278
  • Score: 1

11:13am Thu 12 Jun 14

MrPitiful says...

I think I'll book a holiday this year when the Air Show is on. Not that I don't like the Air Show - I really do. Honest.

But living in the town centre it's all a bit of a faff. You can't park anywhere. Wetherspoons is full of sweaty middle aged geeks with big cameras & waterproof jackets. And I also reckon some of the locals go a bit potty - they get "Air Show Rage".

Better off flying out to Sunny Spain that week with Ryanair. On a Boeing 737. Now that's a proper aeroplane. Beats the Vulcan any day of the week. Gets you to Costa Del Sunny in about 2 hours where the beer is cheaper and the women are fine.

San Miguel anyone?
I think I'll book a holiday this year when the Air Show is on. Not that I don't like the Air Show - I really do. Honest. But living in the town centre it's all a bit of a faff. You can't park anywhere. Wetherspoons is full of sweaty middle aged geeks with big cameras & waterproof jackets. And I also reckon some of the locals go a bit potty - they get "Air Show Rage". Better off flying out to Sunny Spain that week with Ryanair. On a Boeing 737. Now that's a proper aeroplane. Beats the Vulcan any day of the week. Gets you to Costa Del Sunny in about 2 hours where the beer is cheaper and the women are fine. San Miguel anyone? MrPitiful
  • Score: -9

11:18am Thu 12 Jun 14

lilacfloyd says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Lucky Rich wrote:
Great news , tell the pilot he has got to beat the noise made by the wheels festival vehicles ...
He will, by miles.....

https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=l40HntTh

EN8
One of my favourite clips is still the Vulcan outshining the B52 in 1989:-

www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=YYOgsgnZ8dw
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lucky Rich[/bold] wrote: Great news , tell the pilot he has got to beat the noise made by the wheels festival vehicles ...[/p][/quote]He will, by miles..... https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=l40HntTh EN8[/p][/quote]One of my favourite clips is still the Vulcan outshining the B52 in 1989:- www.youtube.com/watc h?v=YYOgsgnZ8dw lilacfloyd
  • Score: 2

11:28am Thu 12 Jun 14

BarrHumbug says...

For kids this is a great free event, they don't notice its the same every year, for parents its great as its somewhere to take the kids for the day for free, they don't care its the same every year as long as the kids are happy. But for everyone else its all getting a bit long in the tooth which I think is reflected in the comments here?

The council could have saved on paying an announcer/commentato
r at the event by recording the broadcast from the first year and playing it back each year after? It will even already contain the announcement that the Vulcan will unfortunately be a no show ;-)

On the subject of the Vulcan, I can fully understand peoples scepticism, the things been a no show more often than not and yet they still parade around cap in hand asking us to support a plane we rarely see flying? Also many people attend the show just to see the Vulcan and the annoying thing is the organisers keep its breakdown a secret until just before its due to appear because if they announced it in the morning they know a lot of people wouldn't bother going?
For kids this is a great free event, they don't notice its the same every year, for parents its great as its somewhere to take the kids for the day for free, they don't care its the same every year as long as the kids are happy. But for everyone else its all getting a bit long in the tooth which I think is reflected in the comments here? The council could have saved on paying an announcer/commentato r at the event by recording the broadcast from the first year and playing it back each year after? It will even already contain the announcement that the Vulcan will unfortunately be a no show ;-) On the subject of the Vulcan, I can fully understand peoples scepticism, the things been a no show more often than not and yet they still parade around cap in hand asking us to support a plane we rarely see flying? Also many people attend the show just to see the Vulcan and the annoying thing is the organisers keep its breakdown a secret until just before its due to appear because if they announced it in the morning they know a lot of people wouldn't bother going? BarrHumbug
  • Score: -12

11:33am Thu 12 Jun 14

lilacfloyd says...

lilacfloyd wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Lucky Rich wrote:
Great news , tell the pilot he has got to beat the noise made by the wheels festival vehicles ...
He will, by miles.....

https://www.youtube.


com/watch?v=l40HntTh


EN8
One of my favourite clips is still the Vulcan outshining the B52 in 1989:-

www.youtube.com/watc

h?v=YYOgsgnZ8dw
No spaces in the youtube link "youtube.com/watc h"
Or just search B52 vs R.A.F Vulcan in youtube.
[quote][p][bold]lilacfloyd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lucky Rich[/bold] wrote: Great news , tell the pilot he has got to beat the noise made by the wheels festival vehicles ...[/p][/quote]He will, by miles..... https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=l40HntTh EN8[/p][/quote]One of my favourite clips is still the Vulcan outshining the B52 in 1989:- www.youtube.com/watc h?v=YYOgsgnZ8dw[/p][/quote]No spaces in the youtube link "youtube.com/watc h" Or just search B52 vs R.A.F Vulcan in youtube. lilacfloyd
  • Score: 2

11:50am Thu 12 Jun 14

Hurn08 says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
For kids this is a great free event, they don't notice its the same every year, for parents its great as its somewhere to take the kids for the day for free, they don't care its the same every year as long as the kids are happy. But for everyone else its all getting a bit long in the tooth which I think is reflected in the comments here?

The council could have saved on paying an announcer/commentato

r at the event by recording the broadcast from the first year and playing it back each year after? It will even already contain the announcement that the Vulcan will unfortunately be a no show ;-)

On the subject of the Vulcan, I can fully understand peoples scepticism, the things been a no show more often than not and yet they still parade around cap in hand asking us to support a plane we rarely see flying? Also many people attend the show just to see the Vulcan and the annoying thing is the organisers keep its breakdown a secret until just before its due to appear because if they announced it in the morning they know a lot of people wouldn't bother going?
Tbf the organisers have always stated that it wont be coming if it's known well beforehand. Last year it was literally at the last moment that it went unserviceable so there was no time to tell anyone. If they had booked it for the Saturday, it would have turned up as the problem wasn't apparent then and it displayed at Oxford (I think) that day.

It should also be noted that our own B/mth based star the Sea Vixen cancelled at the last minute as well due to not having a pilot, so it's not just the Vulcan lot that had problems.

Just hope the sun shines and they can all make it this year! \o/
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: For kids this is a great free event, they don't notice its the same every year, for parents its great as its somewhere to take the kids for the day for free, they don't care its the same every year as long as the kids are happy. But for everyone else its all getting a bit long in the tooth which I think is reflected in the comments here? The council could have saved on paying an announcer/commentato r at the event by recording the broadcast from the first year and playing it back each year after? It will even already contain the announcement that the Vulcan will unfortunately be a no show ;-) On the subject of the Vulcan, I can fully understand peoples scepticism, the things been a no show more often than not and yet they still parade around cap in hand asking us to support a plane we rarely see flying? Also many people attend the show just to see the Vulcan and the annoying thing is the organisers keep its breakdown a secret until just before its due to appear because if they announced it in the morning they know a lot of people wouldn't bother going?[/p][/quote]Tbf the organisers have always stated that it wont be coming if it's known well beforehand. Last year it was literally at the last moment that it went unserviceable so there was no time to tell anyone. If they had booked it for the Saturday, it would have turned up as the problem wasn't apparent then and it displayed at Oxford (I think) that day. It should also be noted that our own B/mth based star the Sea Vixen cancelled at the last minute as well due to not having a pilot, so it's not just the Vulcan lot that had problems. Just hope the sun shines and they can all make it this year! \o/ Hurn08
  • Score: 6

3:06pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Rally says...

Slightly off-topic.
To all you fans of the Vulcan bomber, go to YouTube and type 'V bomber Falklands' into the search bar, then select the video 'XM607 - Falklands' Most Daring Raid'.
Only we British could pull off an operation like this . . . :)
Slightly off-topic. To all you fans of the Vulcan bomber, go to YouTube and type 'V bomber Falklands' into the search bar, then select the video 'XM607 - Falklands' Most Daring Raid'. Only we British could pull off an operation like this . . . :) Rally
  • Score: 3

3:14pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Rally says...

Hurn08 wrote:
Well I'll believe it's coming when I see it flying before my eyes at the air festival. Just hope it stays healthy this year.

Now just book the Sea Vixen and Canberra, and we'll have an amazing and noisy show!
And add the Buccaneer and the English Electric Lightning, for good measure.
Sadly, all the TSR2s have been totally destroyed, otherwise we'd have - arguably? - an even more splendid display to watch.
[quote][p][bold]Hurn08[/bold] wrote: Well I'll believe it's coming when I see it flying before my eyes at the air festival. Just hope it stays healthy this year. Now just book the Sea Vixen and Canberra, and we'll have an amazing and noisy show![/p][/quote]And add the Buccaneer and the English Electric Lightning, for good measure. Sadly, all the TSR2s have been totally destroyed, otherwise we'd have - arguably? - an even more splendid display to watch. Rally
  • Score: 2

3:26pm Thu 12 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

Rally wrote:
Hurn08 wrote:
Well I'll believe it's coming when I see it flying before my eyes at the air festival. Just hope it stays healthy this year.

Now just book the Sea Vixen and Canberra, and we'll have an amazing and noisy show!
And add the Buccaneer and the English Electric Lightning, for good measure.
Sadly, all the TSR2s have been totally destroyed, otherwise we'd have - arguably? - an even more splendid display to watch.
No flying Buccs or Lightnings left, but you can go and watch them thunder down the runway at Bruntingthorpe twice a year. And a Canberra. Except at the last show it wouldn't fire up due to an issue with the cartridge starter system. See, not just the Vulcan can have issues.
[quote][p][bold]Rally[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hurn08[/bold] wrote: Well I'll believe it's coming when I see it flying before my eyes at the air festival. Just hope it stays healthy this year. Now just book the Sea Vixen and Canberra, and we'll have an amazing and noisy show![/p][/quote]And add the Buccaneer and the English Electric Lightning, for good measure. Sadly, all the TSR2s have been totally destroyed, otherwise we'd have - arguably? - an even more splendid display to watch.[/p][/quote]No flying Buccs or Lightnings left, but you can go and watch them thunder down the runway at Bruntingthorpe twice a year. And a Canberra. Except at the last show it wouldn't fire up due to an issue with the cartridge starter system. See, not just the Vulcan can have issues. speedy231278
  • Score: 6

3:35pm Thu 12 Jun 14

alasdair1967 says...

As a few have said I will believe this story when I actually see her in the sky more no shows then actual displays ,I wish the Vulcan society all the best but I actually have spoken to someone very close to this aircraft ,this will be her last year flying the condition of her airframe is of major concern so if she does make this years air show savour the moment
As a few have said I will believe this story when I actually see her in the sky more no shows then actual displays ,I wish the Vulcan society all the best but I actually have spoken to someone very close to this aircraft ,this will be her last year flying the condition of her airframe is of major concern so if she does make this years air show savour the moment alasdair1967
  • Score: -6

3:35pm Thu 12 Jun 14

retry69 says...

Due
Due retry69
  • Score: 0

4:48pm Thu 12 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

speedy231278 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Ayles 10 wrote:
I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment.
Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts!
before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness)

The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear.

Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising).

So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it.

But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical:

1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice.

2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up.
2009 failed to turn up due to leak.
2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough.
2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there'
2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again.
2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money.

Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.
Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures.

Off the top of my head:

2008 - undercarriage door issue
2009 - displayed Sat/Sun
2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show.
2011 - fuel leak
2012 - displayed Sun
2013 - fuel leak

So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid.

And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt!
http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan


http://www.airshows.
org.uk/2013/airshows
/uk-airshows-2013-bo
urnemouth-air-festiv
al-review.html

From these sources......


2009 22–23 August Bournemouth Cancelled due to fuel leak

2010 21–22 August Bournemouth Air Festival Cancelled due to weather

2011 " Sadly the Vulcan was unserviceable for the weekend,"

2013 the Vulcan XH558 for what would have been a truly memorable formation. Sadly it was not to be. XH558 was forced to cancel her appearance
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ayles 10[/bold] wrote: I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment. Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts![/p][/quote]before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness) The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear. Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising). So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it. But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical: 1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice. 2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up. 2009 failed to turn up due to leak. 2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough. 2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there' 2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again. 2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money. Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.[/p][/quote]Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures. Off the top of my head: 2008 - undercarriage door issue 2009 - displayed Sat/Sun 2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show. 2011 - fuel leak 2012 - displayed Sun 2013 - fuel leak So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid. And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt![/p][/quote]http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan http://www.airshows. org.uk/2013/airshows /uk-airshows-2013-bo urnemouth-air-festiv al-review.html From these sources...... 2009 22–23 August Bournemouth Cancelled due to fuel leak 2010 21–22 August Bournemouth Air Festival Cancelled due to weather 2011 " Sadly the Vulcan was unserviceable for the weekend," 2013 the Vulcan XH558 for what would have been a truly memorable formation. Sadly it was not to be. XH558 was forced to cancel her appearance scrumpyjack
  • Score: -5

8:36am Fri 13 Jun 14

BarrHumbug says...

Actually Scrumpy to be fair it did display in 2009, i've got photo's of it. It displayed at 15:40 on the 22nd and was followed by the Eurofighter Typhoon ;)
Actually Scrumpy to be fair it did display in 2009, i've got photo's of it. It displayed at 15:40 on the 22nd and was followed by the Eurofighter Typhoon ;) BarrHumbug
  • Score: 8

11:25am Fri 13 Jun 14

Bryank says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Ayles 10 wrote:
I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment.
Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts!
before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness)

The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear.

Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising).

So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it.

But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical:

1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice.

2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up.
2009 failed to turn up due to leak.
2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough.
2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there'
2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again.
2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money.

Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.
Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures.

Off the top of my head:

2008 - undercarriage door issue
2009 - displayed Sat/Sun
2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show.
2011 - fuel leak
2012 - displayed Sun
2013 - fuel leak

So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid.

And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt!
http://en.wikipedia.

org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan



http://www.airshows.

org.uk/2013/airshows

/uk-airshows-2013-bo

urnemouth-air-festiv

al-review.html

From these sources......


2009 22–23 August Bournemouth Cancelled due to fuel leak

2010 21–22 August Bournemouth Air Festival Cancelled due to weather

2011 " Sadly the Vulcan was unserviceable for the weekend,"

2013 the Vulcan XH558 for what would have been a truly memorable formation. Sadly it was not to be. XH558 was forced to cancel her appearance
Unsurprisingly Wikipedia is wrong, though amusingly if you actually look at the page you posted it has a link to an Echo article with video of the 2009 displays at Bournemouth, so you didn't look very hard.

Does that mean you were not actually at any of the shows, or you would know it was incorrect?

2008 - Undercarriage door issue.

2009 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Flyby on the Thursday en route to Dawlish. Brilliant Weather.

2010 - Flyby late on the Thursday (bad weather at Doncaster delayed take off). Stuck at Hurn with a lot of the other display aircraft in bad weather for the Sat and Sunday. They actually were sat there with the engines running waiting for a break in the weather.

2011 - Fuel leak. The year of the flash flood on the Thursday!

2012 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Sunday's weather was overcast with low cloud so it was a flat display.

2013 - Another major fuel leak(!) talk about bad luck. All remaining 2013 Vulcan displays cancelled.

All the above I can personally confirm as I was there!

If you want to discuss further, please feel free to come and see us at the Vulcan stand on the seafront at the show?
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ayles 10[/bold] wrote: I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment. Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts![/p][/quote]before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness) The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear. Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising). So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it. But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical: 1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice. 2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up. 2009 failed to turn up due to leak. 2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough. 2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there' 2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again. 2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money. Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.[/p][/quote]Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures. Off the top of my head: 2008 - undercarriage door issue 2009 - displayed Sat/Sun 2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show. 2011 - fuel leak 2012 - displayed Sun 2013 - fuel leak So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid. And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt![/p][/quote]http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan http://www.airshows. org.uk/2013/airshows /uk-airshows-2013-bo urnemouth-air-festiv al-review.html From these sources...... 2009 22–23 August Bournemouth Cancelled due to fuel leak 2010 21–22 August Bournemouth Air Festival Cancelled due to weather 2011 " Sadly the Vulcan was unserviceable for the weekend," 2013 the Vulcan XH558 for what would have been a truly memorable formation. Sadly it was not to be. XH558 was forced to cancel her appearance[/p][/quote]Unsurprisingly Wikipedia is wrong, though amusingly if you actually look at the page you posted it has a link to an Echo article with video of the 2009 displays at Bournemouth, so you didn't look very hard. Does that mean you were not actually at any of the shows, or you would know it was incorrect? 2008 - Undercarriage door issue. 2009 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Flyby on the Thursday en route to Dawlish. Brilliant Weather. 2010 - Flyby late on the Thursday (bad weather at Doncaster delayed take off). Stuck at Hurn with a lot of the other display aircraft in bad weather for the Sat and Sunday. They actually were sat there with the engines running waiting for a break in the weather. 2011 - Fuel leak. The year of the flash flood on the Thursday! 2012 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Sunday's weather was overcast with low cloud so it was a flat display. 2013 - Another major fuel leak(!) talk about bad luck. All remaining 2013 Vulcan displays cancelled. All the above I can personally confirm as I was there! If you want to discuss further, please feel free to come and see us at the Vulcan stand on the seafront at the show? Bryank
  • Score: 7

12:53pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Dorset Logic says...

your out of your vulcan mind if you think it will show.
your out of your vulcan mind if you think it will show. Dorset Logic
  • Score: -7

1:15pm Fri 13 Jun 14

retry69 says...

Dorset Logic wrote:
your out of your vulcan mind if you think it will show.
Hey you are really out to cause trouble today aren't you lol
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Logic[/bold] wrote: your out of your vulcan mind if you think it will show.[/p][/quote]Hey you are really out to cause trouble today aren't you lol retry69
  • Score: -2

1:21pm Fri 13 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Bryank wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Ayles 10 wrote:
I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment.
Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts!
before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness)

The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear.

Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising).

So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it.

But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical:

1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice.

2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up.
2009 failed to turn up due to leak.
2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough.
2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there'
2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again.
2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money.

Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.
Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures.

Off the top of my head:

2008 - undercarriage door issue
2009 - displayed Sat/Sun
2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show.
2011 - fuel leak
2012 - displayed Sun
2013 - fuel leak

So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid.

And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt!
http://en.wikipedia.


org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan




http://www.airshows.


org.uk/2013/airshows


/uk-airshows-2013-bo


urnemouth-air-festiv


al-review.html

From these sources......


2009 22–23 August Bournemouth Cancelled due to fuel leak

2010 21–22 August Bournemouth Air Festival Cancelled due to weather

2011 " Sadly the Vulcan was unserviceable for the weekend,"

2013 the Vulcan XH558 for what would have been a truly memorable formation. Sadly it was not to be. XH558 was forced to cancel her appearance
Unsurprisingly Wikipedia is wrong, though amusingly if you actually look at the page you posted it has a link to an Echo article with video of the 2009 displays at Bournemouth, so you didn't look very hard.

Does that mean you were not actually at any of the shows, or you would know it was incorrect?

2008 - Undercarriage door issue.

2009 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Flyby on the Thursday en route to Dawlish. Brilliant Weather.

2010 - Flyby late on the Thursday (bad weather at Doncaster delayed take off). Stuck at Hurn with a lot of the other display aircraft in bad weather for the Sat and Sunday. They actually were sat there with the engines running waiting for a break in the weather.

2011 - Fuel leak. The year of the flash flood on the Thursday!

2012 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Sunday's weather was overcast with low cloud so it was a flat display.

2013 - Another major fuel leak(!) talk about bad luck. All remaining 2013 Vulcan displays cancelled.

All the above I can personally confirm as I was there!

If you want to discuss further, please feel free to come and see us at the Vulcan stand on the seafront at the show?
Please feel to continue your research.

Look up Urban Dictionary for 'Sad Tomato'.

Because that is what you are.
[quote][p][bold]Bryank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ayles 10[/bold] wrote: I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment. Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts![/p][/quote]before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness) The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear. Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising). So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it. But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical: 1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice. 2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up. 2009 failed to turn up due to leak. 2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough. 2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there' 2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again. 2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money. Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.[/p][/quote]Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures. Off the top of my head: 2008 - undercarriage door issue 2009 - displayed Sat/Sun 2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show. 2011 - fuel leak 2012 - displayed Sun 2013 - fuel leak So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid. And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt![/p][/quote]http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan http://www.airshows. org.uk/2013/airshows /uk-airshows-2013-bo urnemouth-air-festiv al-review.html From these sources...... 2009 22–23 August Bournemouth Cancelled due to fuel leak 2010 21–22 August Bournemouth Air Festival Cancelled due to weather 2011 " Sadly the Vulcan was unserviceable for the weekend," 2013 the Vulcan XH558 for what would have been a truly memorable formation. Sadly it was not to be. XH558 was forced to cancel her appearance[/p][/quote]Unsurprisingly Wikipedia is wrong, though amusingly if you actually look at the page you posted it has a link to an Echo article with video of the 2009 displays at Bournemouth, so you didn't look very hard. Does that mean you were not actually at any of the shows, or you would know it was incorrect? 2008 - Undercarriage door issue. 2009 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Flyby on the Thursday en route to Dawlish. Brilliant Weather. 2010 - Flyby late on the Thursday (bad weather at Doncaster delayed take off). Stuck at Hurn with a lot of the other display aircraft in bad weather for the Sat and Sunday. They actually were sat there with the engines running waiting for a break in the weather. 2011 - Fuel leak. The year of the flash flood on the Thursday! 2012 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Sunday's weather was overcast with low cloud so it was a flat display. 2013 - Another major fuel leak(!) talk about bad luck. All remaining 2013 Vulcan displays cancelled. All the above I can personally confirm as I was there! If you want to discuss further, please feel free to come and see us at the Vulcan stand on the seafront at the show?[/p][/quote]Please feel to continue your research. Look up Urban Dictionary for 'Sad Tomato'. Because that is what you are. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -8

7:54pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Puj says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Bryank wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Ayles 10 wrote:
I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment.
Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts!
before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness)

The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear.

Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising).

So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it.

But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical:

1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice.

2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up.
2009 failed to turn up due to leak.
2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough.
2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there'
2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again.
2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money.

Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.
Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures.

Off the top of my head:

2008 - undercarriage door issue
2009 - displayed Sat/Sun
2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show.
2011 - fuel leak
2012 - displayed Sun
2013 - fuel leak

So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid.

And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt!
http://en.wikipedia.



org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan





http://www.airshows.



org.uk/2013/airshows



/uk-airshows-2013-bo



urnemouth-air-festiv



al-review.html

From these sources......


2009 22–23 August Bournemouth Cancelled due to fuel leak

2010 21–22 August Bournemouth Air Festival Cancelled due to weather

2011 " Sadly the Vulcan was unserviceable for the weekend,"

2013 the Vulcan XH558 for what would have been a truly memorable formation. Sadly it was not to be. XH558 was forced to cancel her appearance
Unsurprisingly Wikipedia is wrong, though amusingly if you actually look at the page you posted it has a link to an Echo article with video of the 2009 displays at Bournemouth, so you didn't look very hard.

Does that mean you were not actually at any of the shows, or you would know it was incorrect?

2008 - Undercarriage door issue.

2009 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Flyby on the Thursday en route to Dawlish. Brilliant Weather.

2010 - Flyby late on the Thursday (bad weather at Doncaster delayed take off). Stuck at Hurn with a lot of the other display aircraft in bad weather for the Sat and Sunday. They actually were sat there with the engines running waiting for a break in the weather.

2011 - Fuel leak. The year of the flash flood on the Thursday!

2012 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Sunday's weather was overcast with low cloud so it was a flat display.

2013 - Another major fuel leak(!) talk about bad luck. All remaining 2013 Vulcan displays cancelled.

All the above I can personally confirm as I was there!

If you want to discuss further, please feel free to come and see us at the Vulcan stand on the seafront at the show?
Please feel to continue your research.

Look up Urban Dictionary for 'Sad Tomato'.

Because that is what you are.
And now the Urban Dictionary makes an appearance. Seems that Tosser and Troll are not in there either scrumpy.... which also can be applied to you.

Hope you enjoy the air show, please feel free to come and see us during the 4 days. We look forward to meeting you.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bryank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ayles 10[/bold] wrote: I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment. Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts![/p][/quote]before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness) The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear. Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising). So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it. But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical: 1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice. 2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up. 2009 failed to turn up due to leak. 2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough. 2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there' 2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again. 2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money. Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.[/p][/quote]Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures. Off the top of my head: 2008 - undercarriage door issue 2009 - displayed Sat/Sun 2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show. 2011 - fuel leak 2012 - displayed Sun 2013 - fuel leak So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid. And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt![/p][/quote]http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan http://www.airshows. org.uk/2013/airshows /uk-airshows-2013-bo urnemouth-air-festiv al-review.html From these sources...... 2009 22–23 August Bournemouth Cancelled due to fuel leak 2010 21–22 August Bournemouth Air Festival Cancelled due to weather 2011 " Sadly the Vulcan was unserviceable for the weekend," 2013 the Vulcan XH558 for what would have been a truly memorable formation. Sadly it was not to be. XH558 was forced to cancel her appearance[/p][/quote]Unsurprisingly Wikipedia is wrong, though amusingly if you actually look at the page you posted it has a link to an Echo article with video of the 2009 displays at Bournemouth, so you didn't look very hard. Does that mean you were not actually at any of the shows, or you would know it was incorrect? 2008 - Undercarriage door issue. 2009 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Flyby on the Thursday en route to Dawlish. Brilliant Weather. 2010 - Flyby late on the Thursday (bad weather at Doncaster delayed take off). Stuck at Hurn with a lot of the other display aircraft in bad weather for the Sat and Sunday. They actually were sat there with the engines running waiting for a break in the weather. 2011 - Fuel leak. The year of the flash flood on the Thursday! 2012 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Sunday's weather was overcast with low cloud so it was a flat display. 2013 - Another major fuel leak(!) talk about bad luck. All remaining 2013 Vulcan displays cancelled. All the above I can personally confirm as I was there! If you want to discuss further, please feel free to come and see us at the Vulcan stand on the seafront at the show?[/p][/quote]Please feel to continue your research. Look up Urban Dictionary for 'Sad Tomato'. Because that is what you are.[/p][/quote]And now the Urban Dictionary makes an appearance. Seems that Tosser and Troll are not in there either scrumpy.... which also can be applied to you. Hope you enjoy the air show, please feel free to come and see us during the 4 days. We look forward to meeting you. Puj
  • Score: 3

9:37pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Bryank says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Bryank wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Ayles 10 wrote:
I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment.
Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts!
before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness)

The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear.

Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising).

So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it.

But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical:

1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice.

2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up.
2009 failed to turn up due to leak.
2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough.
2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there'
2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again.
2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money.

Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.
Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures.

Off the top of my head:

2008 - undercarriage door issue
2009 - displayed Sat/Sun
2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show.
2011 - fuel leak
2012 - displayed Sun
2013 - fuel leak

So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid.

And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt!
http://en.wikipedia.



org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan





http://www.airshows.



org.uk/2013/airshows



/uk-airshows-2013-bo



urnemouth-air-festiv



al-review.html

From these sources......


2009 22–23 August Bournemouth Cancelled due to fuel leak

2010 21–22 August Bournemouth Air Festival Cancelled due to weather

2011 " Sadly the Vulcan was unserviceable for the weekend,"

2013 the Vulcan XH558 for what would have been a truly memorable formation. Sadly it was not to be. XH558 was forced to cancel her appearance
Unsurprisingly Wikipedia is wrong, though amusingly if you actually look at the page you posted it has a link to an Echo article with video of the 2009 displays at Bournemouth, so you didn't look very hard.

Does that mean you were not actually at any of the shows, or you would know it was incorrect?

2008 - Undercarriage door issue.

2009 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Flyby on the Thursday en route to Dawlish. Brilliant Weather.

2010 - Flyby late on the Thursday (bad weather at Doncaster delayed take off). Stuck at Hurn with a lot of the other display aircraft in bad weather for the Sat and Sunday. They actually were sat there with the engines running waiting for a break in the weather.

2011 - Fuel leak. The year of the flash flood on the Thursday!

2012 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Sunday's weather was overcast with low cloud so it was a flat display.

2013 - Another major fuel leak(!) talk about bad luck. All remaining 2013 Vulcan displays cancelled.

All the above I can personally confirm as I was there!

If you want to discuss further, please feel free to come and see us at the Vulcan stand on the seafront at the show?
Please feel to continue your research.

Look up Urban Dictionary for 'Sad Tomato'.

Because that is what you are.
No research required, though the wikipedia stuff seriously needs correcting.

As i said, please come and make your point to us, the volunteers, who have actually been working at the show at the Vulcan stand for a number of years, and have bust a gut last year and this year to make it happen.

My Wife, Mags, would love to meet you in person.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bryank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ayles 10[/bold] wrote: I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment. Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts![/p][/quote]before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness) The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear. Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising). So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it. But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical: 1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice. 2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up. 2009 failed to turn up due to leak. 2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough. 2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there' 2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again. 2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money. Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.[/p][/quote]Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures. Off the top of my head: 2008 - undercarriage door issue 2009 - displayed Sat/Sun 2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show. 2011 - fuel leak 2012 - displayed Sun 2013 - fuel leak So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid. And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt![/p][/quote]http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan http://www.airshows. org.uk/2013/airshows /uk-airshows-2013-bo urnemouth-air-festiv al-review.html From these sources...... 2009 22–23 August Bournemouth Cancelled due to fuel leak 2010 21–22 August Bournemouth Air Festival Cancelled due to weather 2011 " Sadly the Vulcan was unserviceable for the weekend," 2013 the Vulcan XH558 for what would have been a truly memorable formation. Sadly it was not to be. XH558 was forced to cancel her appearance[/p][/quote]Unsurprisingly Wikipedia is wrong, though amusingly if you actually look at the page you posted it has a link to an Echo article with video of the 2009 displays at Bournemouth, so you didn't look very hard. Does that mean you were not actually at any of the shows, or you would know it was incorrect? 2008 - Undercarriage door issue. 2009 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Flyby on the Thursday en route to Dawlish. Brilliant Weather. 2010 - Flyby late on the Thursday (bad weather at Doncaster delayed take off). Stuck at Hurn with a lot of the other display aircraft in bad weather for the Sat and Sunday. They actually were sat there with the engines running waiting for a break in the weather. 2011 - Fuel leak. The year of the flash flood on the Thursday! 2012 - Displayed Sat and Sunday. Sunday's weather was overcast with low cloud so it was a flat display. 2013 - Another major fuel leak(!) talk about bad luck. All remaining 2013 Vulcan displays cancelled. All the above I can personally confirm as I was there! If you want to discuss further, please feel free to come and see us at the Vulcan stand on the seafront at the show?[/p][/quote]Please feel to continue your research. Look up Urban Dictionary for 'Sad Tomato'. Because that is what you are.[/p][/quote]No research required, though the wikipedia stuff seriously needs correcting. As i said, please come and make your point to us, the volunteers, who have actually been working at the show at the Vulcan stand for a number of years, and have bust a gut last year and this year to make it happen. My Wife, Mags, would love to meet you in person. Bryank
  • Score: 3

9:44pm Fri 13 Jun 14

retry69 says...

Bryank wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Bryank wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Ayles 10 wrote:
I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment.
Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts!before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness)

The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear.

Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising).

So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it.

But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical:

1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice.

2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up.
2009 failed to turn up due to leak.
2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough.
2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there'
2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again.
2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money.

Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures.

Off the top of my head:

2008 - undercarriage door issue
2009 - displayed Sat/Sun
2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show.
2011 - fuel leak
2012 - displayed Sun
2013 - fuel leak

So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid.

And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt!http://en.wikipedia.




org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan






http://www.airshows.




org.uk/2013/airshows




/uk-airshows-2013-bo




urnemouth-air-festiv




al-review.html

From these sources......Aaaaah how sweet,I just love a happy ending,well done all :)
[quote][p][bold]Bryank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bryank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ayles 10[/bold] wrote: I give up with the lot of you! We have the best airshow in the country and its FREE! If you don't like it, or its not good enough for you, go elsewhere for your entertainment. Flying will always depend on weather, air worthiness and funding. There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of people working hard to make this happen, whether they be engineers, pilots, fundraisers or volunteers, so please be grateful for their efforts![/p][/quote]before you 'give up on the lot you' - quote one person who has knocked the airshow? (ignoring Ollieblog and his madness) The majority of comments make no mention (or if they do are supportive) of the festival itself but many, including myself, **** an eyebrow at this proud boast of the Vulcan WILL appear. Then check how many times this has been said before and at the last minute (some times after weeks of pledges and fund raising). So, may I politely ask you to get off your soap box and get over yourself as actually the majority support the festival in the main and look forward to it. But let's face if if you arrange these dates with a girl and she turned up this many times you would be a bit cynical: 1991 turned up out of the blue. Nice. 2008 she promises a return. Didn't turn up. 2009 failed to turn up due to leak. 2010 failed to turn up as weather not good enough. 2011 failed to turn up as problem 'down there' 2012 Rumored might turn up but no show. Again. 2013 Sadly it was announced she was 'no longer available' and certainly wouldn't be turning up again unless you sent more money. Now, look at your comments. Then at ours.[/p][/quote]Sadly, you list of failed dates is inaccurate, but then on this board I don't think you've ever managed to post a single accurate fact, so that figures. Off the top of my head: 2008 - undercarriage door issue 2009 - displayed Sat/Sun 2010 - displayed Thursday for the press, then the weather went to pot and about three displays were seen for the whole duration of the show. 2011 - fuel leak 2012 - displayed Sun 2013 - fuel leak So, yes, it's not been the happiest hunting ground, but if you really think that it's all some sort of plan to make lots of money on the back of empty promises than you are an even bigger idiot than you normally come across as. If the aircraft does not display, the fee is not paid. And if anyone was wondering, those very kind benefactors who graciously agreed to sponsor a display last year agreed to make the funds available for this year, so no-one is fleecing anyone, much to your disappointment, no doubt![/p][/quote]http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan http://www.airshows. org.uk/2013/airshows /uk-airshows-2013-bo urnemouth-air-festiv al-review.html From these sources......Aaaaah how sweet,I just love a happy ending,well done all :) retry69
  • Score: 0

7:17am Sat 14 Jun 14

rusty james says...

I think Leonard Nimoy just just retire. Didn't enjoy his cameo when he was wheeled out for '..into Darkness', but really like that new Spock fella.
I think Leonard Nimoy just just retire. Didn't enjoy his cameo when he was wheeled out for '..into Darkness', but really like that new Spock fella. rusty james
  • Score: 0

8:57pm Sat 14 Jun 14

davecook says...

Yankee1 wrote:
It is a nice sight to see, but it was never up to the specs of other air force bombers.

Evidence?

How many other nations bought a Vulcan?
Name a country other than Great Britain, Soviet Union or the US that made long range strategic bombers in the 1950's.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: It is a nice sight to see, but it was never up to the specs of other air force bombers. Evidence? How many other nations bought a Vulcan?[/p][/quote]Name a country other than Great Britain, Soviet Union or the US that made long range strategic bombers in the 1950's. davecook
  • Score: 7

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