1 - Vulcan paint
January 27, 2023
As XH558’s 50th anniversary year approached, funding was an issue once more. During 2009, the Vulcan had flown for some 50 hours (over 30 sorties), and, restricted by Visual Flight Rules, had to pass through turbulent low-level air. This had eaten...
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January 27, 2023
Barry Masefield was the Air Electronics Officer (AEO) for Vulcan XH558 and had flown in this iconic aircraft for over 30 years, also being a key member of the Vulcan Display Flight (VDF), the RAF Unit which memorably flew the aircraft on the Airsh...
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December 22, 2022
Don’t Mess With The Gods We’re continually paying homage to Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and rightly so.  Vulcan has played a significant role in our lives over the past decade or so and he is never very far from the front of our thinking...
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December 22, 2022
The Vulcan was designed as a ‘safe life’ aircraft, with a well-defined limit on how long it can carry on flying. One airframe (the 60th) was removed from the production line and placed on a specially built test rig at Woodford, this was known as t...
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December 1, 2022
By Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Knight  There follows a brief account of a few months in the last years of the Vulcan’s life on the front-line – little known, barely recorded in full and ever so slightly bizarre. On 8th September 1981, as A...
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November 25, 2022
Dr Steve Liddle CEng FRAeS, is a Vulcan to the Sky Trustee and Principal Aerodynamicist at Aston Martin Formula One Team. The articles here are republished from Steve’s occasional series on ‘the aerodynamics of the V-bombers’, that he writes on th...
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November 25, 2022
The race was on again to prepare XH558 for the 2009 airshow season. A host of servicing requirements awaited the attentions of the Trust’s engineering team, complicated by a warning from Rolls-Royce about possible corrosion issues on the engines. ...
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October 28, 2022
Personal memories from RAF Scampton, by Wing Commander Bill Ramsey Wing Commander Bill Ramsey, former OC RAFAT, BBMF Lancaster pilot and last captain of Vulcan XH558, shared some of his many memories from his time spent on arguably the RAF’s m...
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October 28, 2022
With funds once again depleted XH558 had to sit patiently in her hangar after her all too brief taste of freedom. It was April of 2008 before test flights could restart, as the Trust sought to demonstrate her airworthiness and gain the all-importa...
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October 28, 2022
Dr Steve Liddle CEng FRAeS, is a Vulcan to the Sky Trustee and Principal Aerodynamicist at Aston Martin Formula One Team. The articles here are republished from Steve’s occasional series on ‘the aerodynamics of the V-bombers’, that he writes on th...

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