The Vulcan to the Sky Trust has today (Friday 15th May) announced that the 2015 Display Season will be the final one for Avro Vulcan XH558. The Trust plans a fitting farewell season displaying the aircraft to as big an audience as possible before retiring the aircraft in the Autumn.
Paul Johnson/Flightline UK reports. Photography as credited.
From the first ever airshow appearance by the Avro Vulcan at the 1952 Farnborough Air Show, the sight and sound of the mighty delta-winged V-Bomber has been etched onto the memory of airshow crowds. These memories continued long after the Vulcan had been retired from frontline service with the Vulcan Display Flight based at RAF Waddington continue to show off the impressive performance of the aircraft at shows around the UK.
All good things come to an end. We tip our cap to the VttS team, and thank them for the spectacular job they’ve done of restoring and presenting XH558 these past few years, and hope that this Vulcan will live a long life on display. We only regret we never had a chance to see her perform in person.