Operation Safeguard – Names Under XH558


This is the final opportunity for anyone to have a name under the delta-wing of Vulcan XH558. Space is limited and at the end of this campaign no more names can be…

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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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The Vulcan Experience will play a key role in inspiring young people into STEM subjects

The Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) is currently fundraising to build a new home for Avro Vulcan XH558 that will inspire younger generations for years to come. The Vulcan Experience, based at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, will provide a space in its Green Technology Hub (GTH) for schools and young…

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Blog: VTST Volunteer Sam Scrimshaw

When Sam Scrimshaw visited Waddington Airshow in 2013 little did he know that one of the aircraft on display would catch his attention in a way that meant that he’d dedicate so much of his free time to supporting it.…

Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent Development – Part One

The discovery of the neutron and its properties is central to the extraordinary developments that lead to the first atomic bomb in 1945, and the subsequent years of nuclear deterrent. Britain could be considered the birthplace of atomic vision and…

Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent Development – Part 10

On 16 July 1945, with the support of Britain, the United States had detonated the world’s first atomic weapon. In August 1949, the USSR successfully tested their first nuclear device. With the success of Operation Hurricane in October 1952, Britain…

September 1986 – XH558’s First Finningley Airshow Display

35 years ago, on 20 September 1986, Vulcan XH558 performed her first display at her former base – RAF Finningley. However, performing as the display aircraft for the RAF was a role that very nearly didn’t happen, with XH558 almost ending up on the fire dump. …

Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent Development – Part Three

Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and is among those who are credited with being the “father of the atomic bomb”. He was the head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, which was to be the Manhattan Project’s secret…

Cold War Stories: Red Steer – The Firebar Affair

An espionage story from 1966 – by Jim Debenham, VTST Volunteer If this were a fictional story it would have been written by none other than Ian Fleming, with James Bond as the lead character. During the heady days of…

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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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