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Subject: [Leica] [IMG] AIRCRAFT - Last flying Vulcan XH558
From: wrs111445 at (W. R. Smith)
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 06:33:37 -0800 (PST)

If you wanna hear a jet that will deafen you,?experience a U2 spy plane. I 
heard one two years ago here in Korea and it was deafening even at some 
altitude during a USAF?airshow. I guess it's a non-issue at the altitudes it 
usually flies at. It has some powerful engines.

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, Douglas Sharp < at> wrote:

From: Douglas Sharp < at>
Subject: Re: [Leica] [IMG] AIRCRAFT - Last flying Vulcan XH558
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 7:33 AM

It could well be, but I think most airfields looked the same in the 60s, I 
can't recognise anything distinctive in the background.

It flew past at about that height and then more or less stood on its tail, 
gave full power and disappeared in seconds.

Nobody seemed to care in those days that the onlookers got some of the hot 
blast from its engines - enough to blow people's hats off.


Ric Carter wrote:
> looking at this photo made me wonder if it was the very flyover doug saw
> ri
> On Nov 13, 2009, at 4:27 AM, Douglas Sharp wrote:
>> Yes,
>> The link from Ric meant I was an hour or so later in bed :-) A truly 
>> elegant aircraft, and enormous when you get close to it.
>> Thank Ric (and Peter for getting the ball rolling).
>> Cheers
>> Douglas
>> Peter Dzwig wrote:
>>> I thoroughly recommend this lot to anyone interested. There are a lot of 
>>> early
>>> shots. Many are of XH558 since and during its restoration. Some of them 
>>> give a
>>> feeling for the sheer scale of the aircraft.
>>> Peter
>>> Ric Carter wrote:
>>>> <>
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