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Picture of the Avro 698 Vulcan B2 aircraft

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A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat June 20, 2009:
Just Great! I saw it yesterday, Flying at the open days of the Netherlands Air Force. Just great seeing this Classic in the air!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Perfectly framed and a very rare aircraft !

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu November 1, 2007:
Finally!
nice angle, nice memories coming back!

A visitor from India posted Mon October 29, 2007:
Very good

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon October 22, 2007:
Well done TVOC for this historical day. Many thanks to Karl for such a magnificent photo. Hopefully sufficient funds will keep this beauty in the skies for years to come! Olly - Bournemouth, UK

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun October 21, 2007:
A stunning photo of a truly awsome aircraft it brings back many memories

A visitor from United States posted Sun October 21, 2007:
That bird has some of the sexiest-sounding engines in the world. Glad I'll be able to hear them again! 5*

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat October 20, 2007:
Just needs a paint job and she's ready to drop the bombs again, congratulations and well done TVOC

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat October 20, 2007:
I am so so so happy! I hope that the financial resources are available so she will continue to be cared for so well and kept in airworthy condition.

A visitor from United States posted Sat October 20, 2007:
Great old bird back in the air again!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat October 20, 2007:
Stunning capture of the most beautiful bird in the air! Congrats to TVOC too!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat October 20, 2007:
Magnificent. I doubted that this would ever happen but I am absolutely thrilled. Wish I could have been there

A visitor from United States posted Fri October 19, 2007:
I love how the sky is captured with the contrail-like clouds

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri October 19, 2007:
Making history!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri October 19, 2007:
Thanks for being there today - great picture and great memories

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri October 19, 2007:
Its so nice to have her back in the skys again, well done TVOC!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri October 19, 2007:
Congratulations to all that were responsible for making the rebirth of an old favourite Possible it looks superb I remember the good old days at The Hall when this beauty use to give a crackling display like no other aircraft could or ever will Best Wishes for the future to everyone concerned Derek Turner

A visitor from Bosnia And Herzegovina posted Fri October 19, 2007:
Beautiful view of this great classic...

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri October 19, 2007:
A work of art Karl, well done. Fantastic lighting really highlights the delta shape dominating the image

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri October 19, 2007:
She's back where she belongs!

A visitor from Norway posted Fri October 19, 2007:
Great to see the Vulcan back in the air. Truly a historic aircraft.

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Absolutely stunning photo of a real piece of history, Karl...huge kudos to TVOC for getting this true beauty back into the air! Five stars mate, very nicely captured!! Jaysen - Wichita, KS

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Thank you thank you TVOC for all your hard work and to Karl for this wonderful photo. I was at Finningly when the had their last airshow with vulcans on base and the 4 ship scramble shook the ground. To anyone who has not seen this bird in the air make the efort the low level manouverablity is to be seen to be believed. memories memories thanks Karl

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
An historic picture; who'd of though that someone would take a photo of an airborne Vulcan with a digital camera! Good angle of her too!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
A great photo of an historic event.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Welcome back - well done TVOC!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
An aircraft that led in so many areas - welcome home (to the skies!)

A visitor from Germany posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Apart from being simply a great photo of a unique shape in the sky this is a symbol for one of the most amazing team efforts I've ever seen.
I bow my head to the TVOC guys.

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 18, 2007:
I'm so happy to see this bird airborne again!
Good to know my donation wasn't in vain!

A visitor from New Zealand posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Great clear photo, fantastic to see this aircraft finally flying again, I've been waiting to see this for a while.
- Leo P.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Saw this one flying when I was under 10, which is more then 25 years ago. Now, seeing a pic showing she flies again, .........

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Absolutely fantastic! Great shot of what I hope to be just the beginning of other first flights of restored jet warbirds.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Fantastic! Can't wait to see this bird in the flesh!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
The way it should be...

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Its worth more than 5 stars to see her back up in the air,where she belongs! cant wait to see her at the airshows next year!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Saw about tbis in the news. Soo glad to see her airborne again!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Brilliant picture. Caught the essence of the aircraft brilliantly. Brilliant to see her back in the air.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
GREAT to see her back in teh sky. Cant wait to hear that roar

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Well done to everybody envolved getting this cold war legend back where she belongs, the sky

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Great to see such a wonderful aircraft back in the sky

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
So great to see the tin triangle flying again well done folks!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Great catch on the cold war bomber's first flight after restoration, a wonderful sight.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Back in the sky where she belongs

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
A beautiful shot of a beautiful aircraft marking a truly momentous occasion! Brings a tear to my eye.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Beautiful photo of a very elegant aircraft.

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