Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 7

Part of the Ramblings from the AEO's Panel series

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 Airshow circuit until September 1992. Barry was also a member of…

Barry Vulcan

Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 6

Part of the Ramblings from the AEO's Panel series

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 Airshow circuit until September 1992. Barry was also a member of…

Barry Vulcan

A Brief History of the Falkland Islands

On 2 April 1982, Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands. It was the beginning of a ten-week conflict that ended with the Argentines surrendering on 14 June and the islands returning back to British control. 2022 marks 40 years since the conflict and the audacious Operation Black Buck raids…

Black Buck Vulcan

Ramblings from the AEO’s Panel – Part 5

Part of the Ramblings from the AEO's Panel series

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 Airshow circuit until September 1992. Barry was also a member of…

Barry Vulcan

Falklands War 1982: Black Buck Six – Rio de Janeiro Diversion

On 2 April 1982, Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands. It was the beginning of a ten-week conflict that ended with the Argentines surrendering on 14 June and the islands returning back to British control. Operation Black Buck was a series of seven ambitious long-distance ground-attack missions conducted by…

Black Buck Vulcan XM597 XM607

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
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