So, the Brits have a gorgeous Vulcan bomber in their warbird collection. Quite possibly the prettiest cold war airplane, the Vulcan served all the way until the 1980s, even attacking the Falkland islands during the 1982 war in the famous Black Buck raids.
Sadly, they’ll have to stop flying her after this year, when her engines operating hours expire. In the meantime, she’s on a last goodwill tour throughout Great Britain. And earlier this month, on September 5th, she almost suffered a calamity. Her nose gear failed to extend properly into the down and locked position. With a little help from a Supermarine Spitfire, ATC in the tower, and the good old emergency checklist, they managed to get the gear down and land safely.