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TOPIC: The Life of Avro Vulcan XL426

The Life of Avro Vulcan XL426 3 years 11 months ago #34921

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13/08/62 First flight
07/09/62 Awaiting collection
13/09/62 83 Squadron
21/06/65 Hawker Siddeley for refit
14/03/66 Scampton Wing
19/07/66 Hawker Siddeley for modifications
21/10/66 Scampton Wing
28/10/69 Hawker Siddeley for modifications
22/12/69 Scampton Wing
29/03/72 230 OCU
07/04/72 617 Squadron
28/06/72 230 OCU
04/07/72 617 Squadron
11/07/72 230 OCU
01/08/72 617 Squadron
13/04/73 230 OCU
16/04/73 617 Squadron
30/07/73 Hawker Siddeley for modifications
21/02/74 27 Squadron
21/02/74 617 Squadron
17/11/77 Hawker Siddeley for modifications
21/06/78 617 Squadron
13/02/81 RAF St Athan
28/05/81 617 Squadron
05/01/82 50 Squadron
01/04/84 Waddington Station Flight (for Vulcan Display Flight)
19/12/86 Delivered to R E Jacobsen, Southend Airport
22/12/86 Struck off charge
07/07/87 Registered as G-VJET to R E Jacobsen (Vulcan Memorial Flight)
Late 1980's Parked on Grass
1990 Airframe survey at BAF
28/07/93 Ownership transferred to Vulcan Memorial Flight Supporters Club
1994 First Repaint Begins
March 1994 All Four Engines Dry Cycled followed by full engine run
07/10/95 First Taxy Run (Squadron Leader Joe L’Estrange and Captain Roger Frampton were at the controls)
24/05/96 Ownership transferred to Vulcan Restoration Trust
Early 1997 Slow speed taxy down active runway
March 1997 High Speed Taxy down runway (Group Captain Bill Burnett as captain)
11/07/97 Registered as G-VJET to Vulcan Restoration Trust
2000-2001 Second Repaint
2005 Return To Power Started
19/12/2011 25 Years At Southend Airport
2012 XL426's 50th Birthday
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