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Photographer: © Vince Hawthorn (Gallery)(11th October 2015)

Goodbye XH558

The Vulcan XH558 makes a slow pass up the A3 at Eashing as it makes it's final flight around the South of England.The Vulcan will be grounded soon for various technical and financial reasons as far as I know. Today is only the third time I have seen the Vulcan, last year I saw it from Cranleigh in Surey and previous to that I saw one in 1970 coming in to land when I was working as a surveyor on RAF St. Athan and it would have been coming there for a major service at that time.

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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 550D
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 250 mm, Aperture: f 11.3, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/1000 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: October 11, 2015, 2:22 pm
ImageID:1198722, Image size: 2291 x 1527 pixels

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Comment by Pat TroutPremier Member! Click for more info..(12th October 2015)

That is amazing Vince,

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Comment by Zbigniew Siwik(13th October 2015)

Well taken .

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Comment by rustyruth(14th October 2015)

In the words of a friend of ours, cracking shot Vince. The Vulcan is up here in Yorkshire, she's staying at Doncaster Airport where she will be taken out now and again to taxi up and down, but not taking off again. I thought I'd heard there might be one more flight before the end of October, but I'm not sure of any details.

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