September 25th, 2016

Last chance to see iconic aircraft

Last chance to see iconic aircraft Last chance to see iconic aircraft

ONE of the world’s most popular aircraft, Vulcan XH558, the last airworthy example of Great Britain’s famous V-Force, is to make her first – and last – appearance at the Throckmorton Airshow near Pershore this Saturday (June 6) in this her final flying season.

To celebrate this remarkable aircraft in her final flying year, the aircrew, led by Martin Withers (who captained Vulcan XM607 on the famous Black Buck mission during the Falklands conflict) will unveil a dramatic new display routine.

Returned to the skies in 2007 following what is now believed to be the most ambitious technical restoration programme ever undertaken, Vulcan XH558 which is owned and operated by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) is based at the former RAF Finningley, now Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.

The charity’s chief executive, Dr Robert Pleming, said: “If you don’t see her this season, there will be no more opportunities to hear a Vulcan’s spine-tingling howl as she climbs high into the sky or to see her rolling onto her side to reveal her giant delta silhouette.”

At the end of the season the aircraft will be used as an education centre and kept in ‘fast taxi’ mode but there are no plans for her to take to the air again.

Also at the show will be the Twister Aerobatic Team, the Belgian air force will be flying in as well as a host of other attractions.

Tickets are £15 for adults, £5 for children plus booking fee. Visit https://throckmorton.cloudvenue.co.uk/Airshow2015 or call 01565 642090 for details.

For more on Avro Vulcan XH558 visit www.vulcantothesky.org .

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