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Postby USA_Driver » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:12 pm

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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Re: Hello all

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:09 pm

Welcome to Iconic. :)
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

Very fond memories of Robbie Gilvary - DTs 1st Vulcan Captain who taught DT all he knew.
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Re: Hello all

Postby Dougs » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:52 pm

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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Re: Hello all

Postby USA_Driver » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:09 pm

Thanks for the welcome!

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

Postby Mayfly » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:32 am

575 was DT's favourite display aircraft. Flew straight as an arrow he says.
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

Very fond memories of Robbie Gilvary - DTs 1st Vulcan Captain who taught DT all he knew.
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Re: Hello all

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:11 am

Welcome aboard :)
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Re: Hello all

Postby 34053 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:35 am

Hello Benn and welcome to IA.

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Re: Hello all

Postby RLN » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:56 pm

Welcome to IA, Benn.
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Re: Hello all

Postby Frenchphenix » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:20 pm

bienvenu benn
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Re: Hello all

Postby Dougs » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:26 pm

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.
B-)
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Re: Hello all

Postby Sooty655 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:25 pm

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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Re: Hello all

Postby Mayfly » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:08 pm

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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Re: Hello all

Postby USA_Driver » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:13 pm

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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Re: Hello all

Postby RLN » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:11 pm

Hello Benn. Welcome to Iconic
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Re: Hello all

Postby USA_Driver » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:38 am

If DT is a friend of yours he put on a hell of a show.
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Re: Hello all

Postby Ray C » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:47 am

Hi & welcome Benn...Great to see a new face...
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Re: Hello all

Postby Spitfire » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:04 pm

Ray C wrote:Hi & welcome Benn...Great to see a new face...


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