The Home of the V-bomber – RAF Finningley

Header image | source: globalaviationresource.com For the first few years after her return to flight in 2007, Vulcan XH558 operated from a number of bases including Bruntingthorpe, RAF Waddington, RAF Brize Norton and RAF Lyneham. Bruntingthorpe, where her restoration took place, was unsuitable for regular flight operations. The runway was…

Doncaster Finningley Vulcan XH558

Operating a Four-engine Jet Aircraft is an Expensive Business

The Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) is often asked “where has all the money gone?” The simple answer is “Operating a four-engine jet aircraft is an expensive business and all money donated and generated through sales of merchandise at events and through our online channels goes towards the work…

Doncaster Finningley Vulcan XH558

Cold War Memories – Bomber Box

Recollections from Headquarters 1 Group RAF Bawtry Hall, RAF Finningley and the Bomber Box. Although I worked for the General Post Office (GPO) or BT as it became, most of my working life was spent on attachment to the RAF, working at HQ 1 Group RAF Bawtry, RAF Finningley, RAF…

Bawtry Finningley Lindholm

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.  Air-to-Air refuelling tanker  During early 1982, Vulcan XH558 was in…

Finningley XH558
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