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Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

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Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by Ben Montgomery » Sat May 07, 2016 12:20 pm

Back in October last year I had the chance to join the Aviation PhotoCrew for one of the last air to air sorties with XH558. We flew out of Duxford, met the Vulcan after it's final airshow display at Shuttleworth and then dragged in back past Newmarket and Cambridge.

Less talking, more pictures for this one I think - they're larger on the Flickr page if you want to see that.

I'm not going to forget this for a long time!

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 - Vulcan To The Sky by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Hope you enjoyed!

Ben

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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by Green133 » Sat May 07, 2016 1:00 pm

Brilliant shots and an experience of a lifetime.

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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by paddyboy » Sat May 07, 2016 1:02 pm

Hi Ben :P

Only three words ;)

1). WOW :Wow:
2). WOW :Wow:
3). WOW :Wow:

'Nuff said ;)

Simply awesome :thumbs:

Thanks :thumb:

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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by Ratrace » Sat May 07, 2016 1:50 pm

Excellent !!!!

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Post by markranger » Sat May 07, 2016 5:18 pm

Well what can you say apart from ,Amazing.
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by lardyboy999 » Sat May 07, 2016 8:46 pm

Stunning.

You lucky, lucky..........

Monochrome shots are gorgeous, and bearing in mind it was the last flight, poignant.

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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by jem60 » Sat May 07, 2016 8:55 pm

WOwwwwwwww. Having the right contacts is very important at times!!!! Like this one!!!!!!!. Regards, John.

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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by Kads » Sun May 08, 2016 7:25 am

Simply awesome. If I had to pick it would be 2 and 5. Fantastic :Wow: :Wow: :Wow:

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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by JONLITE06 » Sun May 08, 2016 8:48 am

Fantastic Ben!! :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by Sparts99 » Mon May 09, 2016 8:47 am

#10 for me
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by Lowfly11 » Mon May 09, 2016 4:55 pm

Excellent collection of shots Ben..XH558 has been getting some fresh air this last few weeks doing engine runs for visitors sounds lovely from the front garden...some shots on http://www.dsaf.co.uk credits to them.Regards Tim :thumb:

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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by Yunglee » Mon May 09, 2016 6:23 pm

I'm speechless, they are outstanding.

If people want to know how to take better photographs then you need to look at more photographs and learn from others. If anyone wants to know what great air to air images look like they need to look at these :clap: :clap: :clap:

Out of these the two black and whites are the stand out images for me.

Thanks for sharing, making me feel VERY humble and giving me loads of inspiration :thumbs:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by nick197 » Mon May 09, 2016 6:47 pm

Superb! :thumb:
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Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Post by Stu » Tue May 10, 2016 11:12 am

Superb post :thumb:
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