Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Vulcan flies over Driffield

This post is purely to remind myself of what I saw this morning.

I was feeding Ruby the robin just after breakfast when I looked up and saw a huge, interesting looking military plane soaring up over the trees and coming right over the house. It wasn't very high so I could clearly see all the camouflage markings quite well. The shape of the plane was very distinct.
Rather annoyingly I didn't have my camera to hand, even though the plane wasn't going very fast, unlike the fighter jets, by the time me and my bad foot limped for my camera it had just gone.

I looked it up online and the shape was looking like a Vulcan. Well given that there is only one remaining flying Vulcan I thought it can't be, but like I say, the shape was distinct.
I wondered if anyone else had seen it.

It wasn't until the afternoon when I did some more internet surfing that I found these Flickr pictures and this has confirmed my siting in the Yorkshire area. Thanks to Keith for posting these and putting me out of my misery.

I looked to see if there were any air shows today, could it have been attending but no I drew a blank.
Then I found this which explains the Vulcan heading north over Driffield, it was going to Sunderland to do a fly past for the Queen today as part of a delayed Jubilee celebration.

Sorry to be such an anorak but I get really excited seeing things like this in the sky!


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh me too Sally! I don't know if I've mentioned it before but I have such a facination for aircraft. I would have been beside myself if I had seen that today. :)
V x

patty said...

Hi V, didn't realise we both had an aircraft fondness. Honestly I wittered on about it for most of the day yesterday feeling more frustrated than ever that I didn't get a picture. I always have my camera to hand incase those stoats are about but the one time it was somewhere else, grrrr!
Even more interesting, after posting the event on FB, one of my friends whose dad was ex-RAF told me his dad used to fly Vulcans for operations & displays. Then another friend who is just about to retire from an RAF base in Lincolnshire said I was very lucky to see it as it will probably be grounded for good in 2015.