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Seventy years ago, Britain led the world in aircraft design. The Avro Vulcan is the iconic example from that era of aerospace engineering at its world-beating best. Its impressive list of technical innovations includes being the first successful large delta wing aircraft. The Vulcan delivered performance and agility much closer to a jet fighter’s than a bomber’s.

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Doncaster UTC Celebration Evening 2022

On Thursday 23 June, Doncaster UTC held a Celebration Evening for their year 13 students. Having been asked if we could produce a trophy for one of the awards, our team at Stratford-upon-Avon Stores, led by Bob Jackson, worked on finding suitable Vulcan parts to be made into The Avro Vulcan…

RAF Cosford Airshow 2022 Report by Bob Jackson

On Sunday 12 June, making a welcome return after being cancelled for the last two years due to C-19 Restrictions, was the RAF Cosford Airshow. It was also the first of the season that the Event Unit was making it appearance. For those who had not seen the revised unit…

Vulcan XH558 Engineering and Events Update – May 2022

This month we welcomed visitors to five event sessions, including a special Veterans visit. Early in May we held two sessions of the popular Vulcan XH558 Airside Tours and later in the month we carried out two Vulcan XH558 Engine Ground-Runs. On Sunday 8 May, our volunteer team welcomed visitors to the…

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It started with a wink

It was a bright, sunny day at the Wroughton Airshow, the day Dr Robert Pleming first laid eyes on Vulcan XH558 in the late 1980s. Robert saw XH558’s airshow displays with the RAF Vulcan Display Flight (VDF) for many years.…

The Home of the V-bomber – RAF Finningley

Header image | source: globalaviationresource.com For the first few years after her return to flight in 2007, Vulcan XH558 operated from a number of bases including Bruntingthorpe, RAF Waddington, RAF Brize Norton and RAF Lyneham. Bruntingthorpe, where her restoration took…

The Birth of the Avro Vulcan – Platinum Jubilee

Sharing a momentous 70th anniversary year with Her Majesty the Queen, 2022 is also the Platinum Jubilee of the Avro Vulcan. On Saturday 30 August 1952, history was made as Avro Type 698, VX770, took to the sky for the…

First Flight of the Prototype Avro Lancaster, BT308

On 9 January 1941, Avro test pilot, Captain Harry “Sam” Brown, made the first flight of the prototype Lancaster, BT308, at RAF Ringway near Manchester. A development of the twin engine Avro Manchester, the prototype was designed by Roy Chadwick,…

1982 – 1992 – The beginning of the end

No. 27 Squadron flew the last Scampton Vulcan Sortie on the 31st March 1982, disbandment day, and handed over the maritime reconnaissance role to the Nimrod fleet. The running down process had first claimed 230 OCU in August 1981, closely…

Why Vulcan to the Sky and XH558 matter to Doncaster – Steve Liddle

XH558 was the Royal Air Force’s last flying Vulcan, retired in 1992 and returned to the air by VTST in 2007. Until her final grounding in 2015, she was seen and enjoyed by millions. From 2011 onwards, XH558 operated from…

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The Vulcan and Canberra have a rich history to explore and learn from. From the V-Force, to high altitude records being broken. Here, we uncover the bits you may not know about your favourite aircraft.

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The story started with the world’s most ambitious and complex technical restoration project, an award-winning aspiration to return one of the world’s most iconic aircraft to the skies, Vulcan XH558. Now, after meeting all the objectives, delighting more than two million people every year and inspiring new generations of young people, Vulcan to the Sky Trust is entering an exciting new phase of the narrative.

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Models, t-shirts, jumpers and more! Our webstore has a huge selection of aircraft memorabilia to choose from, with all proceeds going to help keep Vulcan XH558 and WK163 safe.

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