- 20 Feb 2004
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- In the eternally wet North
The costs of keeping these wonderful old machines running pales into insignificant compared to the sums being asked to keeping a Vulcan flying though.Digit":1ywu46fv said:Thousands of people visit museums and working pits/farms/steam rallys etc etc every year and many are perhaps unaware how much commitment in time and money is need by such people as Fred Dibnah to keep these old machines running for their, and the owners, pleasure and education.
Yes it does indeed, which is why they keep coming back of course. To me it's a question of whether we aknowledge our heritage or not.pales into insignificant compared to the sums being asked to keeping a Vulcan flying though.
...and the one parked outside RAF Waddington is the only one to have seen active service, as according to the telly the other night, it was the principal player in the longest ever bombing mission - RobBlister":3krv9z53 said:Its a bottomless pit for money ,good in its day , time to cut the losses
Buy a DVD and watch that ,
I think Southend airport have one that's deteriorating as well
You have a point, but I guess far more people are interested in seeing a painting by one of the great masters than want to see a Vulcan fly, you can of course see a static Vulcan anytime and for many people that would be good enough. And where do you stop? It could be argued that we should keep a Concorde flying too, or a Comet, or any one of dozens of aircraft that represent milestones of British aviation....it is far more representative of British skills than spending millions on he purchase of a Rembrant, Van Goth or Da Vince, or for that matter Stonehenge.
Yep! But how many Da Vincis do you need? Surely one or two are representative of his style?or any one of dozens of aircraft that represent milestones of British aviation.
Yep! They were engineers, which is entirely my point.and the skills they used eventually led to the building of such things as the Vulcan!
That's incorrect, XM597 also successfully completed one of the Black Buck missions (there were five completed Black Buck missions in total).woodbloke":3svt34j0 said:...and the one parked outside RAF Waddington is the only one to have seen active service, as according to the telly the other night, it was the principal player in the longest ever bombing mission - Rob