How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

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How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Exceptionalsleeper » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:10 am

This is not a "show off" moment but how many of you have been fortunate to have visited a Vulcan cockpit?

To count, she must be a complete airframe and you must have at least walked up the crew entry ladder. I have been lucky enough to have visited:

XH558 - Several times and also on board during Engine Ground Run
XL426 - Vulcan 24hr Scramble
XM594
XM612 - Vulcan 24hr Scramble
XM655 - Vulcan 24hr Scramble

XM573 - Many times in the future! :D
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:20 pm

XM655 - Tour of cockpit, and sat in right hand seat during towing operation on Friday 15th June 2012.
That is the only one I have been in.
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Dougs » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:33 pm

XM575 Three times once in its old postion and twice in the EMA aero park
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Old Rigger » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:50 pm

1970-1972: Lots, lots of times and one flight + XH558 twice, once at Bruntingthorpe & once at Waddington + XM594 Newark Air Museum, once.
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Ray C » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:14 pm

It's all happend this year for me....655 & 603 ;)
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Gaz » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:42 pm

558, loads of times, during her Bruntingthorpe years.

Couple of nose sections too, but, you said they don't count :p
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Sooty655 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:36 pm

XH558, XM594, XM603, XM612, XM655.

Cockpits XA903 and XM569.
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:21 pm

Loads as a kid at Marham but would not have a clue of numbers.
Those days it was easy to get access to an aircraft cockpit if your old man was in the RAF.
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:19 pm

Gosh, I'll have to think really hard about this one.

Oh that's right, none :p =)) =))

In fact I have never been in ANY cockpit, unless you count the Canberra nose at East Kirkby a couple of weeks ago.
I'm too scared of breaking something. So it's safer if I just stay out =)) =))
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Gaz » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:39 pm

Hihonyr8811 wrote:Gosh, I'll have to think really hard about this one.

Oh that's right, none :p =)) =))

In fact I have never been in ANY cockpit, unless you count the Canberra nose at East Kirkby a couple of weeks ago.
I'm too scared of breaking something. So it's safer if I just stay out =)) =))


You went in the Comet, didn't you?

You know, before I tried to push you down the stairs! :D
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:55 pm

Nope, couldn't get past all the other geeks into the cockpit :p =)) =))
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Bovril » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:26 pm

xl426, xm603, xm655, xh558, xl319,xm594,xm605,xm612,xl360,xm575,xj823
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Sploosher » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:08 pm

Jigsaw wrote:Loads as a kid at Marham but would not have a clue of numbers.
Those days it was easy to get access to an aircraft cockpit if your old man was in the RAF.


My first visit was as an 8 or 9 yeard old at Akrotiri when my dad was on the Vulcans there, :D saw my first ever Vulcan scramble too, 12 or 18 aircraft from what I remember........ \:D/
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Blue_2 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:37 pm

Newark's, Coventry's and Sunderland's Vulcans. Plus a couple of other cockpit sections. Much prefer the Victor cockpit...
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby WaddoVet » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:01 pm

More than I care to remember ;)

At a guess 30+ being all of Waddington Wing a/c - and their bomb bays and flown in two of them.
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Ramshornvortex » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:12 pm

and their bomb bays and flown in two of them.


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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby WaddoVet » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:58 pm

<chuckle!> If the lack of oxygen does't get you the cold will in that cavernous space!
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby VForceHQ » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:10 pm

Just the 2 Full Cockpits/Crew Compartments: XM655 (27/10/12) & XL426 (25/09/11) - both during start up procedure and been up the ladder and peered into XH558 inc Bomb Bay (25/04/10) during Winter Service RAF Lyneham.
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Crashgate 3 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:57 pm

A few when I was in the ATC at Finningley camp....but they wouldnt let us fly ! Something about a ground abort around that time (XL385 at Scampton 1967 ?)
Managed to get in XM594 at Newark and took my camera..
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Dee » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:03 pm

Been in 3,,655,558 in the bomb bay as well :D and Newark Museum :D
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:31 pm

I wasn't aware that there were that many Vulcans. :-o
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Ray C » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:39 pm

Dee wrote:Been in 3,,655,558 in the bomb bay as well :D and Newark Museum :D


He's still suffering from to much Xmas indulgence.... :))
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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby RLN » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:39 pm

Ray C wrote:
Dee wrote:Been in 3,,655,558 in the bomb bay as well :D and Newark Museum :D


He's still suffering from to much Xmas indulgence.... :))



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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Gully » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:28 pm

3!

XL426, XM655 and XL360. Still never seen inside XH558...

Couple of nose sections too.

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Re: How many Vulcan cockpits have you visited?

Postby Tonka 71 » Sun May 26, 2013 11:34 pm

only 2 i'm affraid XM603 and the Vulcan that was at Blackpool who's number escapes me at the moment.. :) :)
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