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.
XH558 landed for the last time on 28th October 2015, at the end of a spectacular Farewell to Flight season and eight years after that remarkable return to the skies. It will become the centrepiece of a new type of education initiative.
To preserve and protect Avro Vulcan XH558 and return her to full working order for the benefit of the public and to demonstrate and display her to the public and to conserve and return to full working order other aircraft and engineering artefacts in general which are of significant heritage interest and to maintain such in a purpose-built facility.
To advance the education of the general public in Avro Vulcan XH558, in aviation and engineering heritage, in its associated provenance, historical and social context and in the strategy of deterrence, for the benefit of British heritage, and historical knowledge.
To advance the education of the general public in Avro Vulcan XH558 and other aircraft and engineering artefacts in general of significant heritage interest, in their design, engineering and technologies, operational and maintenance processes and procedures; for the benefit of British heritage, and technical knowledge and conservation, by providing access to engineering demonstrations and practical activities.
To advance the education of the general public in causes of climate change, in particular by aviation, and in the solutions being devised to mitigate these causes, by providing explanations and demonstrations.
The Vulcan to the Sky Trust is registered with the Fundraising Regulator
Registered Address: Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Unit 4 Delta Court, Third Avenue, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3GN Company No. 4478686. Charity Reg No. 1101948