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…

Vulcan XH558 Engineering and Events Update – November 2021

#FeeltheHowl – a day in the life of a volunteer chaperone Sunday October 31st dawned a cold and very rainy morning, with a wind that went right through you. At The Harvey Arms the morning guests arrived full of anticipation for the final engine run of 2021. The omens did…

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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…

1945 – The dawning of the atomic age

With the dawning of the atomic age in August 1945, it was obvious to military strategists that any future bomber to deliver a nuclear weapon would have to be jet powered and of advanced aerodynamic design. The Royal Air Force…

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.…

Blog: VTST Volunteer Tony Sykes

An unexpected gift from his wife for his birthday changed ex RAF and Red Arrows engineer, Tony Sykes and his son, Connors lives overnight. The duo were hooked from the moment they went to see Vulcan XH558 at Doncaster Sheffield…

Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent Development – Part 9

On 3 October 1952, Britain detonated their first atomic bomb.  Due to the small size and high-density population of Britain there were no suitable sites for an atmospheric weapons test. In 1950, Britain had made the request to the Australian…

Prince Philip, the Royal Family and the AVRO Vulcan

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was honorary Patron of The Air League of the UK since 1952. The Air League formed in 1909 and it is designed to keep the UK at the forefront of aviation. On 3 May…

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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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