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.
In 2007, the Vulcan to the Sky Trust famously returned Vulcan XH558 to flight, after a campaign that started following her last flight in RAF service in 1993.
The famed agility of the Vulcan enabled XH558 to deliver amazing air displays for her adoring public, which sadly had to finish in October 2015, only eight years after she was restored to flight. However she continues to operate in full working order for the public to appreciate, albeit in ground running condition.