View Full Version : Oh no..... This could be a double travesty if it happens

08-17-2006, 05:58 PM
Not getting her into the air is bad enough but the desperate situation may turn it all into a freak show......... The thoughts of seeing the beautiful Vulcan returned to the skies painted it the likes of a BA or Red Bull paintscheme would be a travesty in itself.......

The Club has ONLY 13 days, 23 hours, 2 minutes, 31 seconds to save the Earth's only flyable Vulcan at the time of posting



The club has also launched a nationwide pledge campaign to secure the entire 1.2m needed by August 31st. Corporate funds are still being actively sought, through sponsorship and other means.

€œWe need companies to come in quickly with sponsorship funds,€ explained Geoffrey Pool, chairman of the Vulcan to the Sky Club. €œThe aircraft could be painted in the livery of an airline or major commercial organisation; or parts of it, such as the tail fin or the bomb-bay doors, can carry corporate colours.€

And the club has left no stone unturned in their determination to provide sponsorship opportunities, Geoffrey adding: €œThe 48-foot diameter brake parachute, the aircraft hangar, the plane's access steps and the towing truck, and even overalls, are all examples of items suitable for sponsorship!€

08-18-2006, 11:35 AM
Seems you are alone on this one TT.

Here's a sympathy bump. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


08-18-2006, 11:43 AM
Well my tickets to the roll-out arrived in the post today. I just hope that the roll-out signifies the start of the flight test programme rather than the end of the dream.

I've already put over 250 into the project. Perhaps I might pledge some more; but I can't afford a great deal as a poor student...

08-18-2006, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Seems you are alone on this one TT.

Here's a sympathy bump. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


sympathy bump, huh?....i've had a few of those...only i was nekkid

08-18-2006, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by Viper2005_:
a poor student...

a student? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

you sound like 40

08-18-2006, 11:58 AM
Significantly under 30 actually...

08-18-2006, 02:50 PM
I saw in last months FlyPast that they were short of their needed funding, and was sorry to hear it. I thought they had made their goal when the Heritage Lottery Fund was included. Anybody know what happened? Did the cost of the restoration go up dramatically?

In the meantime, I'll check the going prices of kidney's on Ebay, and hope the Powerball lottery in the U.S. gets large enough to help. How ironic would it be to take the winnings from one lottery to supplement another? I'm afraid that as an unemployed, medically grounded fighter pilot newly arrived in a bomber town (Omaha Nebraska), that's about the meager extent of support I can provide.

I remember being able to get "up close and personal" to a Vulcan while I was still stationed at Ramstein. It was on the transient ramp back in '92 or '93. I don't know what it was doing there, but it was great to get to see one. What struck me was how small it was. It was a big plane, but I had expected it to be similar in size to a KC-135 or a BUFF. I hope they succeed in getting her airborne again.

08-19-2006, 02:44 AM
Having been lucky enough to have seen it fly in it's last show season, all those years ago, it pains me to hear this, the Vulcan is an amazing plane, if I remember correctly the US fighter pilots that used to war game against them during exercices like Red Flag hated having to try and intercept it as it was so manoeverable.

Also the Vulcan along with the Victor and the Valiant, collectively known as the V Force played a massive part in preventing the Cuban Missile crisis turning into nuclear war, because the Russians knew that there were hundreds of British aircraft sat on bases armed, fuled and ready to launch at less that a minuets notice to sprinkle the Instant Sunshine behind the Iron Curtain.

08-19-2006, 08:39 AM
i also added a thread with the pledge link and i was the only one to reply,still no-one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif


08-19-2006, 06:59 PM

08-20-2006, 05:22 AM
Originally posted by Taylortony:

Aha, you liked the sympathy bump, didn't you. Back for more? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif