Final Flight.

Joined: May 4th, 2014, 1:32 am

May 2nd, 2018, 2:51 am #1

Everything has its day.
Then, somewhere, sometime, there is an end of days.
For England, there was a day, not so long ago, that saw an iconic part of its history take flight for the final time.
A poignant reminder, for some, of an era in which the nation held enough regard for itself, to actively defend itself against attack.

Vulcan! What a bird. What an icon.

Every airframe carries its sell-by date, within its structure, built right into it from the time of its building.
XH558 finally reached its end-of-life structure-fatigue date on October 28th. 2015, and settled to earth, never to fly again.
The last of its kind, like the country it was built to defend.

Listen to that Olympus howl, Elgar's Nimrod, the beat of your own heart...

This is what emotions are for...

"Squawk!" said the crow, and then made space.