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Hello all

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:12 pm
by USA_Driver
Great to see so many Vulcan fans in one place.

My name is Benn - I am from Chicago Illinois. I had the rare opportunity to see three Vulcans in action here in the states and have been a fan ever since so I thought it would be only fitting to join up. Saw XL-390 (1978) XL-443 (1980) and XM-575 (1981) all performing at NAS Glenview, Illinois, Near Chicago. Was lucky to get a inside out tour of XM-575, along with a Nimrod that came also that year! Strange that the RAF would show up in Chicago USA for the air and water show but they were the highlight and I've been a fan ever since. Took plenty of pictures all three years and cherish those photos. (especially 1978).

Thanks for letting me be a part of your community.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:09 pm
by Mayfly
Welcome to Iconic. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:52 pm
by Dougs
Welcome to iconic xm575 is my fave Vulcan it lives just down the road from me at East Midlands airport been on many cockpit tours on her for years. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:09 pm
by USA_Driver
Thanks for the welcome!

Hi Doug S. Downloaded your Vulcan B1 but it is transparent. :-o

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:32 am
by Mayfly
575 was DT's favourite display aircraft. Flew straight as an arrow he says.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:11 am
by Jigsaw
Welcome aboard :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:35 am
by 34053
Hello Benn and welcome to IA.

PW

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:56 pm
by RLN
Welcome to IA, Benn.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:20 pm
by Frenchphenix
bienvenu benn

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:26 pm
by Dougs
USA_Driver wrote:Thanks for the welcome!

Hi Doug S. Downloaded your Vulcan B1 but it is transparent. :-o

where did you download it from there are quite a few old versions of it the best ones (latest ones are on simvation)
search for vulcan or try the link
http://simviation.com/1/search?submit=1&keywords=vulcan&categoryId=
should work ok both models are ok (i think) and are slightly diferent as in full size.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:25 pm
by Sooty655
Hi Benn. Welcome to Iconic.

I was at our National Archive today (looking for something else), and I came across the crew list for XM575's visit to Chicago in 1981. It was Sqn Ldr Thomas (Captain), Flt Lt Whinton (Co-pilot), Flt Lt Stevens (Nav. Plotter), Flt Lt Taylor (Nav. Radar) and Flt Lt Batty (AEO). The aircraft was looked after by two Chief Technicians, Honey and Folliard.

I don't know if the captain was DT, as only rank and surname were listed, but maybe Mayfly can enlighten us.

If you have photos, we would love to see them, so get posting.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:08 pm
by Mayfly
Thanks for the heads up Sooty -

Yes it was DT they left the UK July 20th went via Goose Bay and returned 30th via the same route.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:13 pm
by USA_Driver
Recovering from a severe hard drive crash. bear with me . . . .Here are my surviving pictures. . . .


http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/r_typ ... t=3&page=1



I think I did this right. let me know if there is any access problems. . . . ~x( Enjoy.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:11 pm
by RLN
Hello Benn. Welcome to Iconic

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:38 am
by USA_Driver
If DT is a friend of yours he put on a hell of a show.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:47 am
by Ray C
Hi & welcome Benn...Great to see a new face...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:04 pm
by Spitfire
Ray C wrote:Hi & welcome Benn...Great to see a new face...


He joined in July 2014 Ray .... catch up ;) :D