Vulcan XH558 Engine Ground-Run Experience – 20 November 2022

While the current situation with DSA is uncertain, we have been told that Vulcan XH558 can remain on site until June 2023. Our pre-booked events for the remainder of this year are all sold out and will continue to take place. We also plan to hold further events in early 2023, including a final engine […]

The Royal International Air Tattoo Airshow 2022 Report by Bob Jackson

On a pleasant Thursday morning the Events Team rolled into the village for the Royal International Air Tattoo. The date 14th July, the location RAF Fairford, the objective to support the aims of the Trust through interaction with the general public. Why was this event so different from previous… Well it will have been the […]

A Long Overdue Reunion – by Ed Whitaker

On Sunday 24th July there were two long-overdue reunions. Firstly with XH558, not seen in the flesh since the early 1970’s, and with Adrian Sumner, not seen in the flesh since the late 1980’s! Invited by Carolyn Cordran (from our mutual Buccaneer Aviation Group (TBAG) involvement), it was such a pleasure to be reunited with […]

RAF Cosford Airshow 2022 Report by Bob Jackson

On Sunday 12 June, making a welcome return after being cancelled for the last two years due to C-19 Restrictions, was the RAF Cosford Airshow. It was also the first of the season that the Event Unit was making it appearance. For those who had not seen the revised unit before it was an experience […]

Vulcan XH558 Engineering and Events Update – May 2022

This month we welcomed visitors to five event sessions, including a special Veterans visit. Early in May we held two sessions of the popular Vulcan XH558 Airside Tours and later in the month we carried out two Vulcan XH558 Engine Ground-Runs. On Sunday 8 May, our volunteer team welcomed visitors to the Vulcan XH558 Airside Tours. Visitors […]

Norland Crew CIO Veterans Visit XH558

On 12 May we welcomed Veterans from Hull to visit XH558. The visit was organised by Norland Crew CIO, which is a charity run by former Veterans, Keith Thompson, Derek Degg and Craig Metcalfe. The charity provides advice and support services regarding issues of loneliness, trauma and a signposting service to access other services if […]

Vulcan XH558 Engineering and Events Update – April 2022

On Sunday 10 April, we welcomed visitors to the first engine ground-run of 2022 – Feel The Howl! A short journey by coach took visitors from the meeting point, through airport security and on to the airfield where XH558 is parked. Our guests were able to watch the ground crew prepare the aircraft for her day’s exercise. They then followed […]

Vulcan XH558 Engineering and Events Update – February 2022

In the last couple of months, while XH558’s engines have been in winter hibernation, our team has continued to give the aircraft plenty of TLC. Most of the work to prepare her for another year of events has been on the powered flying controls, checking the hydraulics and greasing the moving parts. The fuel tank […]

Vulcan XH558 Engineering and Events Update – November 2021

#FeeltheHowl – a day in the life of a volunteer chaperone Sunday October 31st dawned a cold and very rainy morning, with a wind that went right through you. At The Harvey Arms the morning guests arrived full of anticipation for the final engine run of 2021. The omens did not look good. Requests to […]