Saturday 10th of October and an opportunity to photograph the Avro Vulcan XH558 (Vulcan Bomber) on one of her final flights which will end later this month. This particular flight covered northern England and southern Scotland, taking in local town Barnoldswick for a flypast of the Rolls Royce aerospace factory.
The delta winged jet powered Vulcan Bomber has had a long and varied history and it certainly drew in the crowds and created some parking chaos up at the vantage point of Letcliffe Park.
Not too far off schedule she appeared in the distance coming from a north westerly direction. Hoping for a photograph at distance showing some surrounding countryside and also a close-up shot, I thought my 70 – 300mm lens would be a good choice. The distance shots were quickly in the bag before in no time at all she was almost level with us flying from left to right then in front of us banking over to change course and head off in a south westerly direction. This made it easy for a good close-up but it was a hazy sort of day and as you can see below, the background is rather, well, meh..