Nocton village had its own personal flypast of the Avro Vulcan and two remaining airworthy Lancasters today. XH558 plus PA474 and FM213 flew over this afternoon as I was walking my two Jack Russells through Nocton Hall grounds. What a fantastic sight, even the two dogs looked up into the sky.
The following photos are courtesy of Deborah Wilson and Ian Goldsworthy - many thanks to both for permission to display here on the blog:
|Photo courtesy of Deborah Wilson|
|Photo courtesy of Ian Goldsworthy|
For a video of the flight, click on the link: Avro 'Three Sisters'.
Dambusters remembered 65 years on
In 2008 we were lucky to be able to attend the fly-past of PA474 at Derwent Reservoir in Derbyshire, to mark the 65th Anniversary of the World War II Dambusters mission. This particular location was used by the original pilots to train ahead of their famous raid. You might like to view the video.
'Black Buck' Raid
In 2012 we were also fortunate to be able to attend the 30th Anniversary of the 'Black Buck' Raid which celebrated, what was then the longest bombing mission ever attempted, when the Avro Vulcan bombed the runway during the Falklands War.
|Photo courtesy of Official Photographer to event|
This amazing aircraft left a deep impression on me ever since watching it grace our skies and hearing it howl at the Barton Airshow more years ago than I would like to remember.
My video shows the Vulcan taking-off at Waddington Airshow in 2013.
Another shows XH558 taxiing prior to take-off at RAF Waddington in 2014.